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Naledi Initiative P.O. Box 1810-60200 Meru, Kenya

Tel. +254  720 391 226  E-mail: info@nalediinitiative.org

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October 2021

Championing the community’s well-being

WHY GIRLS & WOMEN?


"Supporting girls and young women to take charge of their lives."


Winjoy had to drop out from the primary school after being sexually abused, getting pregnant in 2019 while she was at her last term in grade 6. She is an orphan staying with her siblings and her mother. We saw Winjoy's drive and passion for education and we are looking for ways together with her mother to support her return to school. Winjoy's story is a typical of vulnerable girls in the remote villages that are suffering. We have the power to use our voices and resources to see that every vulnerable and marginalized girls have an opportunity to develop their voices and achieve their dreams. Together we can do it and change their lives.

SOME FACTS:

Girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their families, while men spend only 30-40%

Every additional year of school for a girl increases her future earnings by 10-20%

When 10% more girls go to school, a country’s GDP increases by an average of 3%

If we will provide all pregnant women and newborns with quality care, we can reduce maternal deaths by 73% and newborn deaths by 80%


“Every girl and every woman, has the potential to make this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of thinking higher thoughts and feeling deeper things. When women and girls, everywhere, begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better. Remember: High in the head and deep in the heart. Antlers on your mind and anchors in your heart.”

― C. Joy Bell C.

WHY INVOLVE MEN?


“A person who loves you will inspire you to be a better person because of their ways and actions. That special person will effortlessly add value to your life. They will not be jealous of you, in contrast they'll be very proud of you. He or she will respect your differences, be considerate, mindful of your needs and pleasing to your reasonable desires.”

― Germany Kent


Our calling is to have a male voice and support system for women by creating a space for them to learn how to heal their wounds and become healers; as well as work with men to break this cycle of Gender-Based Violence perpetuated by them. 

Our Approach


"Joy is found by an open heart."

In every place we work, we listen first, deeply and mindfully, Unlearn, learn and re-learn.

We partner with communities to identify the biggest barriers to their economic transformation for both women and youth locally, then combine our wisdom, knowledge and resources to address them.

Our aim is to work together with them and transform their challenges into opportunities and grow socially and economically in their lives. 


“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him, wife or mother. If he has both, he is blessed twice.”

Unknown author

We focus on under-served rural communities because they are often overlooked by either the government and other NGOs, though Kenya's population is 74% rural.


Since 2018, you have helped more than a thousand of lives. But we are not done yet. We know together, we can impact lives of thousands and more.

1000 Teenage Girls and Boys

100 Families

500 Women and Youth


Our focus is Tharaka community that is located on the low plains between the slopes of Mount Kenya in the West and the Upper Tana River in the east, Tharaka Nithi County. It is one of  the marginalized  constituency in Kenya and drought is a recurring challenge to the live-hoods of those living there. This part of Kenya has been marginal to the economic and political life of Kenya from the colonial period until the present day.

It is an arid and semi-arid area in the Eastern part of the larger Meru Region. Due to climate changes rains have become erratic and the area experiences a bimodal rainfall pattern.

Tharaka as a whole is covered by rough 20% acacia-combretum and 40% acacia-commiphora-sanseviera. By the time one comes a breast of a balancing rock, one has nearly left combretum savannah woodland behind. Tharaka Constituency is underdeveloped, remote and a rocky area.


NALEDI INITIATIVE

P.o. Box 1810-60200 Meru, Kenya

Tel. +254  720 391 226  E-mail: info@nalediinitiative.org

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