There are two rain seasons in Kenya followed by a drought in-between. Heavy rain season lasts from April to June and a “short-shower” rain season lasts from October to December. All in between is a drought. So that is when the water is most needed.
Have you ever not gone to school or work because of the period? Perhaps because of cramps and pain, but less likely because you were not able to afford a pad or were too shy to tell your parents you need one. Many African girls face this problem on a daily basis.
The ecological dry toilet in Jane Mutala’s yard is well up and running, and the first batch of self-produced compost has been left to cure in the sealed toilet chamber. At the end of this winter the compost should be ready to be used on the nearby fields!
There are over 2.000 species of trees in Kenya, nevertheless wide variety is not proportional to the number of trees planted here. Baseline is: trees help in formation of soil and without good soil agriculture cannot exist.
Mifuko Trust is collaborating with Little Sun with a campaign taking place from 15.7.-15.8. During the campaign, Little Sun’s solar lamps will be collected through the webshops of the two companies to Machakos, Kenya.