Sustainable agriculture solutions in Kenya since 1989
KILILI SELF HELP PROJECT Director, Sandra Mardigian, is the sole staff-person. She carries out the administration of KSHP on a volunteer basis, and donates all costs and overhead (except bank transfer fees). Therefore, 100% of contibutions by donors can go directly to programs in Kenya.
Kilili Self Help Project began in 1985 as an informal community development program with Kilili Village in Machakos, Kenya. The
OUR PARTNERS MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE
The Biointensive trainings for Kenyan farmers funded by Kilili Self Help Project are made possible by the synergy of two partner organizations: Ecology Action, based in Willits, California, and Manor House Agricultural Centre (MHAC) in Kitale, Kenya.
Our work is based on the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method of small-scale farming researched and developed by John Jeavons and Ecology Action.
MANOR HOUSE AGRICULTURAL CENTRE (MHAC):
MHAC certifies the trainers at the completion of a two-year course in Biointensive.
Kilili community met together and prioritized their needs, then sent proposals. Sandra raised the funds and they contributed the labor to build a community water project, a school, a maize-grinding mill, and a medical dispensary. In December, 1989, Kilili Self Help Project sent a group of Kilili primary school teachers to Manor House Agricultural Centre (MHAC) for a week of training in the biointensive method, The school gardens and on-farm results in Kilili were so successful that KSHP began supporting MHAC graduates and their outreach programs to train farmers. It was time to become a formal organization, and Ecology Action agreed to serve as fiscal sponsor which provides 501 (c) (3) tax-deductible status for donations.
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