Read: Latest news from KenyaAfrica leaps into your senses. There is nothing subtle about Africa. Since 1993 CHOICE Humanitarian co-founder Jim Mayfield has made 17 trips to Kenya. “Each time I go is the like the first,” says Mayfield, “Africa is addictive. Africa gets in your blood.” Africa is where the first heartbeat of the human race began. And that’s where the true wonder of Africa still lies – in it’s people.
CHOICE - Kenya by the Numbers
Village Progress at a Glance - Kenya
Egu Water projectEgu, Kenya Because of the highly motivated leadership in this small village, they have presented their vision to other nearby villages. Consensus and support is being developed with politicians and NGOs to bring piped water from the mainline pipe that carries water from Mt. Kilimanjaro to Mombasa.
Aloe Vera - More than Skin DeepCoast Province, Kenya Aloe Vera plants grow wild all around many CHOICE villages in Kenya. Until recently these plants were just seen as part of the landscape. But with CHOICE training, the villages of Mulunguni and Chanzou are turning these plants into profit. Oil from these plants is extracted by hand and turned into marketable soap and lotion products. Each project member contributes 20 shillings ($0.25) a month to help finance the project. Profits are shared among members.
Mariakani Dairy Co-operativeMariakani, Kenya With countless hours of work and support from CHOICE Humanitarian, the long anticipated Mariakani milk processing plant is now in production! The Mariakani Dairy Cooperative was established in 2007 to take over the stalled operations of the Mariakani dairy production plant. Along with local government, outside investors, partner NGO's and local farmers, CHOICE Humanitarian spearheaded the effort to bring the project to life. Milk is now being purchased from farmers and turned into dairy products for sale. The Mariakani co-op is an incredible example of micro-industry which benefits the entire community and will bring long-term sustainable economic benefits to thousands of people for many years.