Ukweli Farmers CBO


VACK/STV-04/2017

Project Name: Ukweli Farmers

Project Location: Vihiga County

Project dates: 9th – 29th April 2017

Promoting sustainable agriculture at Ukweli FarmersProject overview

The CBO has activities running on daily basis and mainly farm work which has committed and well skilled members. The CBO has 31 members of which 24 female 7 male. The project aims at striving for healthy living. The project was initiated due to high poverty within our community and increased deaths due to HIV/AIDS and Malaria. The projects aims are to improve the lives of its members and that of its community by actively involving them in Agricultural activities such as maize and beans farming, raring of chicken and other livestock. Products are sold to help sustain its members.

 Vision: To alleviate poverty and hunger through agricultural activities.

Mission: Initiate and encourage income generating activities by empowering women, men and the youth to acquire agricultural modern skills and creating awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS and Malaria.

Workcamp Activities    

  • Sport activities with the local schools and youth
  • Home visit within the community
  • Community awareness and advocacy
  • Sensitization of the community on HIV/AIDS and Malaria
  •  Education on Early Child Development within the C.B.O
  • Organic Farming on {horticultural farming}
  • They plant soya and produce soya product added value
  • Poultry keeping
  • Growing of tissue culture bananas
  •  Business development

Accommodation and Food

Volunteers will be hosted at the project. You will need to have a sleeping bag and mat. Food is provided from what is locally available and the volunteers will share in the responsibility of preparing the food.

Meeting Point and orientation

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and stay in Nairobi before departing to the project. Orientation will take place on the 8th of April 2017 at the VACK Office in Buruburu, Nairobi.

Number of volunteers: Maximum of 15