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Our Initiatives

The following are the various Initiatives and Projects currently in our Portfolio. You may select to support a project that is close to your heart…

Education plays a huge role in ending global poverty. That’s why it’s No. 4 in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals list and a significant area of focus for Children International. Not only does education reduce poverty, but it boosts economic growth, increases income, increases a person’s chance to live a healthy life, reduces maternal deaths, promotes gender equality, reduces child marriage and promotes peace. *https://www.children.org/learn-more/contact-us/faq/about-child-details/my-school

i. Mutomo Constituency:  School Pit Latrines construction

ii. Mutomo Constituency:  School Classrooms construction

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Bursary provision to students from Poor Families

There is a lot of evidence that Agriculture can contribute to poverty reduction beyond a direct effect on farmers' incomes. Agricultural production can stimulate economic development outside of the Agricultural sector , and lead to higher job and growth creation. Increased productivity of Agriculture raises farm incomes, increases food supply, reduces food prices and provides greater employment opportunities in both rural and Urban areas. 

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Goat keeping & business

ii. Mutomo Constituency:  Bee keeping & business

iii. Mutomo Constituency:  Cereals planting, storage & business

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Poultry keeping & business

Despite the lack of attention, the UN estimates that half of the hospital beds in the world are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. 

The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter that goes directly into lakes, rivers and oceans, since only 10% of waste water gets treated. 

Further more, 10% of the global disease burden could be prevented by improving water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resource management.

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Water Pans

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Home Pit latrines construction

Poverty impacts the Environment negatively. The definition of poverty is being unable to meet one's basic needs. Such needs include food, water, shelter, healthcare and education. It is the poor who depend most on natural resources for their livelihoods, and who suffer most from the impacts of climate change.

 

Around the world, people are experiencing both the subtle and stark effects of climate change. Gradually shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels and more extreme weather events are devastating evidence of both a rapidly changing climate and an urgent need for solutions.

 

While the impacts of climate change affect every country on every continent, they don’t do it equally. People already burdened by poverty and oppression often suffer the harshest consequences, while having the least ability to cope. Their struggle to earn a living, feed their families and create stable homes is made more difficult every day the climate crisis continues.

i. Mutomo Constituency: Tree Planting & Charcoal Burning

ii. Mutomo Constituency: Tree Farming

According to the UN- HABITAT publication "Improving Rural Shelter In Developing Countries," (1995)  traditional rural shelter construction using simple materials and technology is inadequate with regard to the following:

  • the widespread  absence of safe water supplies and  sanitation facilities;
  • the inability to increase the size of homes as individual households grow, resulting in overcrowding;
  • the prevalence of a number of deficient features of housing structures , including leaking roofs, unstable walls and poor floors, all requiring frequent repairs and prematurely becoming structurally dangerous; and 
  • the inability to construct houses robust enough to withstand the vagaries of nature, including floods, cyclone winds, earthslips and earthquakes.

Further, the report shows that the provision or improvement of rural shelter contributes to qualitative and quantitative improvements in this one major dimension of rural poverty. Shelter improvement also results in:

  • the improvement of health due to improvement in water and sanitation facilities;
  • providing physical context or location of a wide variety of income-generation activities, including agriculture and cottage industry;
  • reduction in post-harvest losses due to the construction of grain storage facilities, which are normally part of the rural homestead;
  • construction and production of building materials, activities which are employed by the poor and play a role in poverty reduction. 

i. Mutomo Constituency: Prefabrication of Building Construction Materials

i. Mutomo Constituency: Low cost Housing construction to Poor Families

Poverty reduction, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

 

Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) are central to IMF sponsored economic and financial programs in low-income countries. They are perpared by governments of low-income countries generally though a participatory process involving domestic stakeholders and external development partners. 

 

Poverty alleviation aims to improve the quality of life for those people currently living in poverty. Another term that is often used is poverty reduction. These are all measures put in place to reduce the rate of poverty.

i. Mutomo Constituency:  Food distribution to Hunger Stricken Families