We are so very proud of the safe, loving and therapeutic environment we give our children in Nakuru, Kenya who have experienced unimaginable trauma. We provide ongoing therapy to work through the trauma and break the cycle of abuse with the children living with us along with those who have been able to safely return to their families in the community.
But what next?
What about our children when they leave us or graduate at age 18 years old? We are so aware that life is really tough in Kenya. We would like to provide a sustainable future for our children as they leave us, move into adulthood and back into the communities where they will build their futures.
Our Rafiki Social program will bring the next step to life as we develop social enterprise opportunities, along with funding vocational training and job experience programs through local businesses.
Our Rafiki Social program will:
- Develop social enterprise opportunities for children who are 18 years old and ready to leave Rafiki Mwema.
- Fund vocational training and job experience programs through local businesses for our children.
- Establish businesses for our outreach families who have our Rafiki girls living with them to ensure there is no risk to our girls due to living in poverty.
- Allow further research and planning in the area for a small, multipurpose shop front, which will be adaptable to the skills and services needed in the surrounding villages.
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You can help by donating each month
Your money will be used towards:
- Building and equipping a hairdressing space for retail and training on Doyle Farm.
- Setting up a Rafiki shop to sell our produce and other essential goods not easily available in the area we are located.
- To cover costs of vocational training for our children who are graduating from Rafiki Mwema and ready to venture into the world.
- Supply tools to run small businesses for our outreach families and Rafiki graduates including sewing machines, weighing scales, charcoal and small vegetable stalls.
Lives are changing for the better moment by moment
Our social enterprise is already up and running thanks to many generous donors who donated to our #GivingTuesday campaign. We have identified and supported families in our outreach programme and set them up in small viable businesses to build a better life for our children in their village homes.