Volunteer at our permaculture, organic farm around Lake Victoria, Homa Bay, Kenya



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  • Description


    I am Erick, the director of our community project. I am the last born in a family of four boys, am married to one wife and have one beautiful baby girl named Anna.

    Our mission is to empower the young generation, orphans, widows, and the youths through organic farming and permaculture.

    We are on the lookout for volunteers to take part in our community based projects. We are currently dealing in empowering the community by teaching them about sustainable farming, exploring and practicing sustainable agriculture.

    These are some of our projects:
    1. Empowering the widows, orphans, disabled and vulnerable people in our community.
    2. Organic farming and permaculture
    3. Creating Awareness about Technology, HIV/AIDS, STDs & COVID-19

    Our permaculture farm
    We have a young and promising food forest and we intend to use it teach the widows, orphans, disabled and the vulnerable about food security and importance of nutrition. We have structures such as banana circles, keyhole garden, and a small fish pond.

    Widows and orphans
    We teamed up with the group members in 2015 and have been taking care of 10 orphans, 5 widows and over 20 vulnerable people in Kothidha Village. Over the years, we have provided them with food, clothes and financial support an in return gave them the opportunity to learn several life skills from our garden.

    This project started in 2012 with a mission of promoting sustainability and community independence through farming teaching life skills and creating opportunity for each and every member of the community. Through organic farming and permaculture we also hope to eradicate poverty within our community and even beyond.

    We are based in Kenya, South Nyanza, Homa Bay County, Rangwe Sub-County, Kothidha. We highly welcome volunteers to visit our project and help our members to share knowledge and interact with our communities.

    We are looking forward to a community where every willing member can learn and take a little risk that can help them become independent through permaculture Innovation, organic farming and Technology to facilitate an open-source approach to learning permaculture.

    We welcome all volunteers to take part in our projects to create a change that will in due time spread to the whole world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn:
    - Our local language (Luo)
    - Traditions & Culture
    - Language Exchange

  • Help


    The volunteers are asked to participate in general activities at our farm/project site. They will be helping at our permaculture/organic farm, help us in teaching the orphans, widows, disabled and vulnerable people in our community. They will also take part in other community farming activities and related projects within Kothidha village, and share their life experiences with people in the community.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am willing to learn other languages, and teach others my local language.

  • Accommodation


    We have a 4-roomed building specifically for hosting volunteers. The volunteers will stay with the host-family under Home-Based Accommodation. We have 4 bedrooms for hosting our visitors.

    The host will provide requirements including food, a private room, bedding (bed, blanket, bed sheets, mosquito net, and others) without charging any fees.

    The volunteer(s) will stay and share their day to day life with the hosting family, spend time together, share ideas, cook and have meals together. However, the workawayer will also have the opportunity to interact with other members of our community at their free time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will have a flexible helping timetable for the volunteer(s) with 5 hours of help daily at our farm, while they will use the remaining time for leisure activities such as visiting historical sites, e.g hot-spring, lake Victoria for boat ride, Ruma Game park, Maasai Mara Game Park, Sporting Activities, Kit Mikai in Kisumu, and Lwanda Magere among other interesting areas.

    The volunteers will be offered opportunity to cook foods of their choice. Also, they will be informed about the type of outfits to carry along depending on the climatic condition before they make a trip.

    The volunteers will not pay hosts for anything in exchange for food and accommodation.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are open to hosting any volunteer or traveller.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We live in a big home with enough space for workawayers travelling in vans or motors

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Workawayers are free to bring their pets with them, and we would also love to help you take care of the pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 169235153992