Message from ICFD

29/10/2011 at 20:19 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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We are sending this message of goodwill to this project which seeks to empower impoverished Kenyan women from Kibera. For too long this segment of

the vibrant working population has been unduly marginalized. Their economic and social circumstances must be changed and their voices heard

We at ICfD are willing to support any and every worthy cause to make a difference in Kibera.

Johnson Opigo
on behalf of ICfD Team

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Message from ICfD

27/10/2011 at 16:16 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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We are sending this message of goodwill to this project which seeks to empower impoverished Kenyan women from Kibera. For too long this segment of the vibrant working population has been unduly marginalized. Their economic and social circumstances must be changed and their voices heard.

We at ICfD are willing to support any and every worthy cause to make a difference in Kibera.

Johnson Opigo
on behalf of ICfD Team

About Kibera Women’s Self Help Groups Project

22/10/2011 at 16:30 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(Note: This is just for the purpose of my unitar short course I am currently taking)

Hello everyone, I work for a women’s organization in Kenya and have been assigned the project of leading a team of five volunteers in setting up women self help groups in Kibera. Located inNairobi, Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa.

Part of Kibera Slum in Kenya

The overall goal of the project is economic independence for the women. Each self help group will work towards creating and selling traditional jewellery and handicrafts from Kenya.
Funds for the project are limited and as a matter of fact I have to also foresee the need for more voluntary participation. My task involves creating awareness about this initiative and garnering support in terms of funds and manpower to ensure successful completion of the project.

After some analysis I personally carried out, I conclude that the project needs a dynamic mechanism of information dissemination and in this case a website with a variety of media (write ups, images and videos) will attract donors and volunteers for the project. An online catalogue showcasing the jewellery and handicrafts will help in marketing their products to a wide audience as seen above. Short updates from the field which highlight moments of pain, courage and triumph will add a sense of immediacy to the project. Episodic video updates which capture the progress of the project and stories of human interest will add a powerful visual element to the communication efforts.

A slide photo show of our traditional jewellery and handicrafts products currently on sale is worthy watching to press your order for the benefit of Women’ Self Help Groups in Kidera

For more information about Kibera please feel free to visit up this Link

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