Weʼre raising £20,000 to help the I Afrika street boys project to turn three acres of underexploited land into a sustainable farm to produce food and income.
- Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 23 days to go
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I Afrika is a grassroots organization which provides holistic care for boys left to fend for themselves on the harsh, unforgiving streets of Nairobi.
Many of them (some as young as seven) have been beaten by the police, used and abused by criminal gangs, preyed upon by sexual predators and become addicted to jet fuel, which they take to deal with their fear and hunger.
I Afrika runs a home and a school for 50 rescued boys and provides food and medical outreach to over 200 more who are too addicted to jet fuel to come in off the streets. But the project is struggling to survive.
So I have enlisted the help of permaculture expert Jessie de Boer of Barefoot Solutions who made half an acre of rocky soil at a school in Kangemi so productive that it now feeds 200 children three times a week. (http://bit.ly/2gsDKz0)
She has drawn up a one year plan which will give I Afrika’s boys and staff the skills to turn the centre’s three acres of underexploited land into a sustainable farm producing fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs to provide nutrition for the boys and a surplus to create a valuable source of income.
So I am raising funds to pay for the training, tools, irrigation pipes, seedlings, fruit trees, and a 400 bird chicken house, incubator, chicks, vaccinations and chicken feed.
If you can give even a few pounds to buy a chicken or a few yards of irrigation pipe I will be so grateful and you will make a huge difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
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Dec 1, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
HI sam brilliant project .. will tell everyone Sarah x
Debbie Hodges Maschietto
Nov 29, 2016
Good luck Sam! This is such a worthwhile project and I hope you manage to set up the chicken coop.
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About the fundraiser
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
I am an author and I initially visited I Africa's centre to help the boys to get their harrowing stories down on paper. I was so impressed by the love, care and education received by these rescued children I was determined to find a way to help the project to survive