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ChildFund has worked with the community in Emali, through local partners, with funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and supporters, to deliver the Agriculture Dairy and Economic Development (ADED) Project project over the past four years. The project has created around 5,000 employment opportunities in the area. 

 

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There is a saying in Kenya that when you educate a woman you educate an entire community. Meet 23 year old Jackline from Kenya, a child sponsor since the age of 5, who went on to complete school and gain a teaching qualification. Now she not only gives back to her community as a teacher but as a ChildFund youth group mentor too, helping to keep young people in school.

 

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Most Kiwis won’t be too familiar with Moringa, a mineral-rich, fast-growing and hardy tree that offers multiple food sources and health benefits. But with a growing focus on healthy foods, especially vegan and vegetarian, it's hard not to see this highly nutritious plant as the next best thing since kale, goji berries or chia seeds. 
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ChildFund New Zealand has worked with communities in Emali, Kenya for over four years to successfully grow, harvest and sell the superfood Moringa, aka the “Miracle Tree”. Now, on the back of ChildFund supported business training, a local collective Emuka has taken Moringa to the next level by processing it into a range of market-ready products.  

 

 

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“I am so happy and excited that my family and I have water right near our home. My children and I will now be spending more time together reading and playing. Earlier fetching water was such a stressful chore as one would be required to make/dig small wells on the river in order to get water. I am grateful for the water brought close to us.” Mwelu, mother of 5, Emali.
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ChildFund is working with partners in Kenya to raise awareness about the risks of coronavirus and the importance of hygiene and social distancing, supply soap and fresh water to households and community centres, give cash assistance to some families, keep abuse reporting channels open to protect children, and to provide helpful information to caregivers on parenting during COVID-19.
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