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Help vulnerable women and children at our crisis accommodation centre in Kisii, Kenya

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  • Last activity: 12 may 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    My name is Lilian, the Founder of an Organisation which Offers Crisis Accommodation Center for women and children affected with sexual and gender violence and a range of community programs which includes Empowerment & Leadership Programs for Women & Girls, free medical camps in remote areas, Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Programs, food program that caters for the elderly & other vulnerable persons and scholarship program for bright needy girls.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our visitors will have the priviledge of living with us in our home and experiencing our culture first hand. Apart from helping around the center they will be involved in all our community work where they will have an opportunity of meeting the villagers and interacting with them.

  • Help


    Our Organisation is a crisis and accommodation center which started off very small in 2012 taking care of three abandoned siblings to 31 children at the moment. We also provide accommodation for women affected by domestic violence. Since covid hit in march 2020 we have been adversely affected , it is in January 2020 when we had started a journey to self reliance.

    We recently received a generous donation from two of my friends and those who together we founded this NGO and their families and friend which helped us purchase a bigger portion of land that can be used in planting more food for the children so that we have variety and help us cut the coat of food which has become very expensive. We would need help in setting the farm up and also teaching on best farming practices to increase yield.

    When our children come to us they come speaking one language (mother tongue) we would like help with english teachers and pre school teachers who can help in building a firm foundation in matters education.

    We have short of staff too due to limited funds and a high cost of living. If we could get help with volunteers who can help in cooking, folding clothes and keeping the house clean that would help too. We dont have washing machines so we wash by hands im not sure if you can do this also.

    We also need help with fundraing ideas. How we can tap in to local support from our community and international.

    We need help in advice on what our organisation can do to generate income to support the work we do. Are we able to get somebody who can help market local products like soastone carvings, beeds which we locally produce in our community for international markets? Any other ideas that can work internationally.

    We need social workers who can help us improve on the management of our children, women and elderly persons cases so we learn best practices and see how we can merge them those that work.

    We need construction engineers and architects who can help us draw our new center. If we can get labour then we know our dream can be achieved very quickly.

    We support our local community through different programs:

    1. Economic empowerment workshops and trainings for our mothers and girls

    2. Free medical and cancer screening and health promotion programs.

    3. Girl mentorship programs twice each year. Anti fgm program.

    4. Food program where we provide food to our elderly persons and vulnerable families

    If you are able to come and support in one or all these programs you are welcomed. If you are in the medical field and you can come down to Kenya this wouod be a very interesting experience.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to host volunteers from all over the world. Would love to learn French, Spanish and German. I would teach you swahili and English

  • Accommodation


    We provide a nice room with a bathroom with hot shower and a toilet. We have a kitchen fitted with everything
    Gas included for cooking and there is water which we harvest from the rain, we filter our drinking water through water filters but if you will not be confortable there is water sold at our local stores and supermarkets. we will offer the food we eat at no cost as part of the exchange

    We have wifi services at the premises. So you would not have to worry about keeping in touch with your family while here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our center is located in the western part of Kenya, Kisii County and we have so much you can enjoy here. We have the best local joints for "nyama choma" berbecue.

    We boast about our Manga Hills the best place for Hiking in Kisii. The place is a sacred monument listed in the national museums of Kenya. It had got a breathtaking view of the surrounding. This glory dates back to the 18th and 19th century.

    We have other beautiful adventure spots like The Nyanchwa Hills, Nyamasibi Hills, Kionganyo Hills, Tabaka soapstone Mine, Gusii Cultural Festival site.

    We have local tourist attractiond like the Nyakwana Falls which is located in River Gucha which originates in the island of Kiabonyoru. River Gucha drains to Lake Victoria.

    Nyangweta Forest is famed for its Natutr walks and bird watching.

    ancient caves, about one and half ours from us is the great Lake Victoria, which is one of the African Great Lakes. Its the worlds largest tropical lake and the worlds second largest fresh water lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America. Lake victoria can be accessed in three different locations from our area, in homabay, kendubay and kisumu itself. It is the chief resevoir of the Nile.

    We also have the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary which is domiciled on the shore of Lake Victoria. It is a peaceful, relaxing place to enjoy the watching the Impalas. The rare Sitatunga antelope ad well as the big cats, buffalos, giraffes, cheetas and several primate species are a sight to behold here. The sanctuary is also home to 5 campsites all with spetacular views of Lake Victoria. If you are a camp lover this is the best place to visit. Bird watching, nature walks, and glass bottomed boat rides compliments the activities availed at the sanctuary.

    The Kisumu Museum was established in 1980 and has a series of outdoor pavilions. One of the pavilion contains numeroud aquaria with a wide variety of fish from Lake Victoria, along with explanatory posters. They also have terretorial mambas, spitting cobras, puff adders and other venomous kenyan snakes.

    One hour away from us is a place called Mbita where you can visit for the epic water bus ride to other islands. We also boast about flamingoes which migrated from the great Lake Nakuru when it was flooding and they found homage at Lake simbi Nyaima. Lake Simbi Nyaima has a rich cultural history that awaits you to hear and explore!

    We have the Ruma National Park. This park offers undiscovered wildlife treasurers and undisturbed peace. It is also Kenyas last remaining sanctuary for the endangered Roan Antelope. Its bird life is exceptional. The park is also the only protected area in Kenya where the globally threatened blue swallow, a dcsrce intra- African migrant is regularly recorded. They arrive in kenya from their breeding grounds in southert tanzania around April and depart again in September.

    3 hrs away from us the Great Lake Nakuru and lake nakuru national park which is ideal for bird watching hiking, picnic and game drives.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 868188912831



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