The Matungu Community Development Charity undertakes charitable work in the aim of improving the livelihood and well-being of the members of the community.
Maxing Out Micro-Loans: Improving Livelihood for Youth and Women in Rural Western Kenya– Providing business training, mentoring and micro-loans to youth and women for ecologically-sound small business start-ups that contribute to the improvement of local food security, nutrition, social capital and environmental health. This project creates the initial resources we need to implement climate smart agriculture. Funded by a generous grant from The Pollination Project. Click here to see our first report.
Fortified Staple Flours in Kenya– Training young farmers to grow micro-nutrient rich porridge flour, maize meal flour and other healthy grains fortified with nutrients that will be easily accessed by and affordable to rural populations.
Sustainable Fertilizing– Raising rabbits to use their poop as fertilizer to increase food security, decrease malnutrition and adapt to climate change.
Kiva Zip– Participation with a US based organization website that is funding loans for community members ranging from $60 -$120 per person. Kiva loans are disbursed directly to the borrowers through a local Mpesa accounts managed by the borrowers on their mobile phone. Most of these loans are advancing farming as a business.
HIV/AIDS Advocacy– The Matungu Community Development Charity currently distributes condoms at no charge to anyone in the community from their office in Munami. The group also distributes at no charge reading material surrounding the prevention and treatment/management of HIV/AIDS. In the past, the group has performed skits and songs to local groups about the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.