Women and Children's Community Empowerment Village
The Women and Children's Empowerment village located in Kibwesi district in Kenya is an exciting collaboration with Watoto wa Dunia, Ndiwa Widows Women's Group, and many other non-profits and government agencies is currently under construction.
The center is scheduled to open some time in 2005 and will be home to 40 children, microenterprise and community gathering space, as well as providing volunteer and cultural exchange, and education to the entire community. This joint venture will be operated by both Watoto wa Dunia and Ndiwa Widows Women's Group.
Although child sponsorship was our first program, and has been very successful, we realized that education is a long-term poverty alleviation strategy. For that reason, we felt it was necessary to help impoverished families generate income, while their children were receiving an education.
All current funds donated will be diverted to the health center and orphanage programs physical construction and development. After we have completed this project we will expand our efforts and financial resources to the other programs that were previously in place.