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What we do

The Naledi Initiative looks at ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Majority of families in Kenya, especially in under-served rural communities live on less than a dollar a day. Naledi Initiative is passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

We work shoulder to shoulder with community members, particularly women in establishing small enterprise that have social impact. We provide entrepreneurship education and financial literacy for both women and young people.

We conduct our on research before starting any programme for monitoring and evaluation purpose in order to provide evidence-based interventions. 

We conduct surveys and interviews to ensure we understand the context of a community before moving forward for interventions.

Solving the right problem with the most effective approach sounds simple, but is a very often wrongly assumed. 

 

IN ITS ACTIVITIES NALEDI INITIATIVE FOCUS MAINLY ON FOUR AREAS:

  1. COMMUNITY HEALTH

For the last years we focus on the FREE CANCER SCREENING in Meru, Tharaka and Isiolo areas which are much affected by various cases of cancer. We believe that Early detection of cancer may save lives.

We have 4 benefits of the free cancer screening:

  1. Early Detection: Free cancer screening can help detect cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable. Early detection can also help reduce the risk of death from cancer.
  1. Cost Savings: Free cancer screening can save individuals and families money by avoiding costly treatments and hospital stays.
  1. Improved Quality of Life: Early detection of cancer can help improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease.
  1. Increased Awareness.

 

2. WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Naledi Initiative empowers the poorest especially women and girls in rural areas, to take charge of their lives. We work together within our local communities to facilitate their economic growth through providing them with quality financial literacy training for example; table banking, and entrepreneurship education (basket weaving) that lead to sustainable income generating project or business. 

NALEDI INITIATIVE focuses on improving the health of people in Kenya It involves the assessment of health needs, the development and implementation of health programs, and the evaluation of their effectiveness. Partnered with us community health workers, health educators, and other professionals work to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, and health care facilities. They also work to improve access to health care services and to reduce health disparities among different populations.

 

3. PEACE BUILDING AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Community peace building is a process of creating a safe and secure environment in which people can live and work together in harmony. It involves a range of activities, such as conflict resolution, mediation, dialogue, and education, that are designed to reduce violence and promote understanding and cooperation between different groups. It also involves creating a sense of shared responsibility for the well-being of the community, and developing strategies to address the underlying causes of conflict.

Naledi Initiative uses nonviolence and community empowerment programs whose mission is the prevention and transformation of conflict through community dialogue, research, education, and training. 

Our Community Empowerment programs (CEP) engage communities in three main ways: through Community Visioning, providing Human Rights Based education classes for adults and youth, and through the training and support of a Community Management Committee (CMC) designed to advance community projects.  

Naledi’s Community Empowerment Program not only supports communities to achieve their vision but also helps them sustain the changes they make and improve their resilience to address challenges and opportunities that may arise in the future.

 

4. PROVIDING FOOD AND CLOTHING TO THE NEEDY
Donating food and clothing can make a huge difference in the lives of those in need.

Naledi Intitiative organizes fundraising events that involves collecting food donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. The food is then distributed to those in need, such as the homeless, the elderly, and families in poverty. For the last years we had numerous Food Drives organized in Samburu and Turkana communities.