Meru Garden Project 2016 – 2019
Funds raised by our Federation so far a massive £100,098
Funds raised in Cheshire North Wales & Wirral Region £9225 –
Well done to All !
Meru Women’s Garden Project supports some of the poorest women-led households in Kenya, and is entirely focussed on providing opportunities to women and girls who may never otherwise be given the chance to earn an income, giving them status within their community. It fully embraces the three key areas at the heart of SIGBI’s Programme Focus Goals –Educate, Empower and Enable. Improved food production and education will support women and girls to transform their lives and those of others through a process of cascade learning and mentoring thereby reducing poverty, improving health and increasing employment – click here for more information on SIGBI website
The Project is being run on the ground by CIFORD (Community Initiative for Rural Development) and overseen by our partner Child.org. CIFORD is inspirationally led by Director Margaret Ikiara.
Shirley Whiteway, CNWW Region Ambassador for this project will keep us updated on the progress we are making.
On April 10th Soroptimists arrived in Meru at the start of the Soroptimist SIGBI Study tour, and received a hero’s welcome from Margaret and the women there.
Shirley attends conference call with Marti, International Programme manager and Amanjit, Product Officer, both are Officers with child.org.
Shirley introduces Frederick, the new Programme officer for CIFORD, he will support Margaret in all aspects of the project, helping to coordinate and facilitate the agricultural training and boys forums. Also the mother’s nutritional training when it is ready to begin,