We work closely in partnership with Kenya Horticultural Exporters and fully support them in helping improve the lives of those who work on the various farms situated in Mwea, Nairobi and Ontilili.

Case Study - Kenya Horticultural Exporters

Mwea, Nairobi and Ontilili

Kenya Horticultural Exporters

The Ontilili Resource Centre

A splendid communal facility for farm workers to relax, unwind, watch tv and even enjoy a game of pool or darts!

A place where teachers and pupils are able to improve their literacy through using an impressive suite of computers

and a library of books. A spiritual place where

locals can pray and take comfort.

The Ontillili Staff Quarters

A newly built facility with 130 rooms which can accommodate up to 200 employees. The facility is offered to employees at no cost and also comes with all the necessary amenities including communal cooking and laundry facilities as well as a reliable supply of electricity.

Ontilili Staff Clinic

A clinic which can be used by employees and the community, including expecting mothers and their families, and which provides professional and comprehensive medical treatment and education on key health matters.

"We have access to computer classes in the evenings which most of us attend and we also make use of the library. Despite coming from an unprivileged community, this facility has helped me to get a computer certificate. I wish to thank all involved for such a fantastic facility,"

Josphat Ntayia

Mwea Girls Dormitory

Providing the Mashamba Secondary School with a fully refurbished, matron-managed dormitory for girls within the local area who are considered vulnerable or who have had limited to no access to an education..

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Gorge and Solar Project

Managing the unpredictable Kenyan climate is an on-going challenge. Water, being a critical resource in crop production, is something which having a reserve of is of the upmost importance to help ensure the food chain can be sustained. It is the importance of the provision of water throughout the year which was the driving force behind the Gorge and Solar initiative.

 

The system is fully sustainable. The Gorge captures over a million cubic metres of rainwater which is pumped to the farms using solar energy. The additional water source has helped to reduce the risk of crop failure which in turn has helped to ensure livelihoods of the local community working on the farms are maintained. The water is also used to supply local hospitals and schools in the area.

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