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Kilele Foundation is a registered Community Based Organization (CBO) with the Ministry of Gender and Social Services in Kenya. The organization was founded in 2002 with a view to empowering local communities in Machakos County in Kenya to participate effectively in transforming their own socio-economic lives.

The formation of the foundation was precipitated by increased socio-economic problems in the county including youth unemployment that has resulted to drug abuse, chronic alcoholism and village crime, increased economic bondage of women, increased spread of HIV/AIDS, wanton destruction of the environment, apparent neglect of the disabled, low levels of access to clean and safe drinking water and marginalization of the girl child.

It is against this background that Kilele Foundation was formed with a view to mobilizing donor funding and local community support in order to generate local solutions for local socio-economic challenges in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

MISSION STATEMENT

  • To implement development projects that promote social, economic and environmental sustainability;
  • To enhance community empowerment through a people-centered and gender-responsive development that creates opportunities for all to achieve equitable and sustainable development.

VISION STATEMENT

To become a leading organization in opening eyes, informing minds, touching hearts and joining hands towards sustainable community development in East Africa.

ORGANIZATIONAL CORE VALUES

  • We are committed to total quality in all our projects;
  • We are committed to financial honesty and integrity in the utilization of project funds;
  • We are committed to professionalism in managing stakeholder relationships;
  • We are committed to community inclusivity and empowerment for sustainable development;
  • We believe every project stakeholder is our customer and must be fully satisfied.

SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • To empower youth and women economically through income generating activities especially agribusiness production;
  • To create awareness and conduct campaigns among rural communities to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other lifestyle diseases;
  • To promote the education of the poor particularly the girl child;
  • To educate and sensitize the local community on environmental sustainability and management;
  • To create awareness and advocacy for the rights of the disabled;
  • To build the capacity of the youth and women to ensure participation in entrepreneurial activities (business skills training).

 

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