The Maasai organization OSILIGI has been dissolved by the Kenyan administration after activists had demonstrated on one of the big farms in the area in 2003. The fight for land rights has been lost (so far). But one of the schools OSILIGI built is still there – and highly valued by the tribesmen and women. Continue reading Maasai issues today
On the road from Kisumu to the airport, Joyce Mkoya operates a tree nursery. Continue reading Moneymaker in Action
If the Lake Victoria Program is the largest – with a budget of around 130 million Dollars in its second phase – “Streetwise” is probably the smallest among the Expo 2000 projects. A project that costs nothing to any outsiderbut earns some thousand Dollars per year for a group of youth and young adults. Continue reading Streetwise today: How the former street children helped themselves
While former employees of the Matinyani group have used their aquired knowledge for new successful ventures, the Women’s group is defunct. It’s former headquarter lies desertedt. It is partly rented out to the Electoral Commission – which hints to political ties. Continue reading Matinyani closed following Corruption
MATINYANI Women’s Development Project
Living according to one’s own weaving patterns
“I used to weave to set patterns and did the same work from morning till evening. lt was just boring.” Tabitha Mutui has left the place behind her weaving-loom and talks about the project which has fundamentally changed her life in the village of Matinyani.
lt is a good 15 years since a group of women here in eastern Kenya began putting their numerous business ideas into practice. Continue reading Matinyani Women’s Self Help Group (year 2000 text)