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 Greenhouses provide a reliable source of income and vegetables especially in drought stricken regions in Kenya. Usage of green- house harvests is twofold: first for the school lunch program and secondly for vegetable sales so that profits can be utilized to maintain schools and purchase school materials and food, such as maize and beans which is used to make ‘githeri’, an affordable staple food for most Kenyan schools. Over the last few years ChildsLife has built a number of greenhouses, both in slum and rural settings in Kenya. In order to optimize greenhouse crops, ChildsLife has a partnership with international growers who share their expertise and provide training, on site advice and supply high quality seeds to schools and communities in the ChildsLife greenhouse program.
ChildsLife Live, Learn,
Earn HIV+ mothers program
The goal of the ChildsLife Live, Learn, Earn program is to create a selfsustainable future for HIV+ mothers who thought they no longer had a future. This unique program provides women with support in 3 phases (Live, Learn, Earn): social support, medical care, food supplements, counselling, training and business training. Upon successful completion of the program the women receive a business grant, allowing them to start their own business. This program has proven highly successful and has supported nearly 4200 women and their 21000 children to regain their independence and rebuild a future for themselves and their children. In 2017, ChildsLife introduced the Health Care Provider Network and mobikits within the LLE program. Mobikits are solar powered backpacks with information communication technology, which allows health workers to reach every woman at the point of care in the slums, provide medical care and connect women to local clinics. This innovative technology allows ChildsLife health workers to significantly increase the number of HIV+ women and girls reached. In 2021, 90 mothers participated in the program and are due to graduate in early 2022.
  Give a school a herd
In 2012 ChildsLife started the project ‘Give a school a herd’ which aims to provide schools with a source of income and become self-sustainable. ChildsLife donates cows or goats to
a school. Each school looks after and grows the herds in order to be able to sell offspring after some time. The income this generates is used for the purchase of school materials, food for school lunches, furniture, teachers’ salaries or school repairs.
ChildsLife | Annual Report 2021

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