Social Enterprise Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

19NyilimaKisumu, Kisumu 40611KE
Project site

About

Our Organization is a nonprofit organization working to empower women through self-help initiatives. We are seeking to affect the economic and societal conditions in our communities.

We are working with women in slums and rural regions of Western Kenya where jobs are scarce and incomes for individuals and families are typically less than $1 per day. The residents are subsistence farmers and there is little opportunity to earn money in this area. One of the primary programs is the Woman Empowerment Program. This program is designed to provide opportunities for income and employment to the women through teaching them how to make handcrafted products, sales skills, and other various trainings. Approximately 21 women are involved in the program making beautiful baskets and jewelry from local resources. The crafts are purchased and sold by women with all sales returning to fund programs in our organization, including handcraft training.

Our baskets are beautifully hand-woven and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and patterns are available for sale. They are both useful and works of art. The women also make jewelry out of beautiful beads produced from magazines and other paper goods. These beads are made by cutting the paper into strips and rolling tightly. They are then dyed and lacquered to make gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. African fabrics are known for their wonderful patterns and colors. We purchase fabrics from the Kenyan markets and use them to produce placemats, table runners, handbags and a variety of other products.

Skills

  • Photography
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Business Development
  • Bookkeeping
  • Sales Marketing
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ability to voluntarily donate at leas 4 hour per d

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