Current Projects

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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.

The first bike for rent in our community

A new sustainable business in our community, renting bikes to transport water, food and people, thanks to a grant from The Pollination Project!

Sweet potato site that needs water to thrive

Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) growing in the field. They yield delicious, nutrient dense tubers and slips can be replanted in 3 months. Would benefit with irrigation!

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.

Vincent explaining this awesome project funded by The Pollination Project

Vincent explaining his awesome project funded by The Pollination Project

Sustainable Fertilizing– Raising rabbits to use their poop as fertilizer to increase food security, decrease malnutrition and adapt to climate change.

Happy rabbits in hutch we built for them.

Happy rabbits in hutch we built for them.

Nutrient rich rabbit poop that will increase our food yields and decrease food insecurity and malnutrition

We are using nutrient rich rabbit poop to increase our food yields and decrease food insecurity and malnutrition in our community.

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.

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