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Vision

A world in which everyone has food, fuel, health, and education.

Mission

To promote smart farming, inclusive education, maternal health, and biogas fuel.

Values

Program areas

Civicom Aid promotes smart farming, maternal health, inclusive education and home biogas in dryland. rural, and slum areas of low-income countries.,

Smart Farming

I need water for my farm

We empower family farmers with the skills and water resources they need to grow crops for food and profit. Each year, we train 10000 family farmers, build 50 dryland and 20 rural water points, link trained farmers, and each newly trained farmer plants at least 20 trees.

  • Build community water points – We build community water points to provide water for human and animal consumption and crop irrigation
  • Train farmers – We train farmers on farming methods, weather conditions and planting time, pests/diseases detection and abatement
  • Tree planting –Farmers plant trees to shield them and their communities from advancing desert 
  • Link farmers – We link farmers to external markets, loans/grants, and remote agronomists

By the end of 2030, families in Turkana, West Pokot, and Karamoja should enjoy the fruits of being self-reliant, with food security, children free from malnutrition, access to water, and the ability to fight extreme poverty and advancing desert

Maternal Health

We empower women with the skills and knowledge needed to stay safe during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  Each year, we will train 20,000 women,10,000 birth attendants, and distribute 40,000 treated mosquito nets. 

  • Train women -We train women about maternal and child health, diseases, risk factors, and practices that contribute to successful pregnancies and the well-being of babies and mothers
  • Train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) – We train TBAs in rural and dryland areas so that trained professionals are located in close proximity to where they are needed most 
  • Malaria control  – We distribute treated malaria nets to prevent and control malaria 

We aid in reducing maternal and child mortality and morbidity rates in Uganda and Kenya by 20%

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Inclusive Education

We need water in our school

We assist girls and needy children access all levels of education.

  • Leen Special School – We will purchase land, build classrooms and toilets, and install electricity in this school for hearing and speech-impaired children in Mariakani
  • Kyani Primary School – We will build a school facility with classrooms, toilets, a computer lab, and other education facilities supporting over 600 students
  • Civicom Children In Need – We will assist girls and boys from families in extreme poverty with scholarships and scholastics materials, empowering them with a better future 
  • School water points – We will build water points a school locations to ensure hydration and good hygiene in learning environments

Home Biogas

We empower families with skills to produce and use biogas while conserving the environment 

  •  install biodigester – we install biodigester systems used to turn organic waste into renewable clean cooking biogas and liquid bio-fertilizer
  •  Train families – We train families to produce and use biogas at home and how to maintain and repair the systems 
  • Tree planting –Families benefiting from our services plant trees and take care of them 
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History of the Organization

In 2018, Jonathan Munyany made a pivotal trip to Makueni County, Kenya where a wealthy businessman asked for help exporting meat to the Middle East. As Jonathan toured the man’s many vast and flourishing properties, he couldn’t help but notice the stark contrast to the persistent poverty and destitution in the villages between these prosperous ranches. There was so much need for food and yet the meat was to be shipped thousands of miles away. 

What struck Jonathan the most was the lack of young adults in the villages — the strong, ambitious, vital group who bring the lifeblood needed for the development and improvement of any community. Where were the youth? Jonathan went to shopping areas in the villages, empty except for a few elderly shopkeepers. Where were the customers? 

Women in the villages told Jonathan that the young people long ago left for towns and cities where they could find jobs and have reliable access to food and water. That said, in Kenya’s towns and cities, workers from the villages are the cheapest laborers and the majority live in slums in houses built with polythene papers. Despite their low wages, daughters return to their homes monthly to bring food, water, and money to their families, staying only for a few hours before leaving again.  Without this help, parents are lucky to have one meal a day. And for some parents, their children do not visit.

When Jonathan did find some young men in the villages, he found that many suffered from substance abuse issues and had little hope for their future. When asked how they planned to find wives with no women their age around, they replied that they will marry young girls (as young as 9 or 10) which was custom in the area.

These dire conditions led Jonathan on a journey to learn more. He visited Nairobi searching out the young people forced to leave their homes to find work. He asked why not work to develop the areas where you were born. The answer — there is nothing there to develop. “In our villages, there is no water, no resources, no food.” Women and children walk 15 km and more to fetch water in containers. People in the drylands search for nearly every meal.  

The youth said if their villages had water, they could return home and farm their family land. Parents said if our villages had water pir children could return. And in that statement, Jonathan knew what he had to do. Water was the key. Start with building water access directly in the villages, continue with farming projects to bring food security and help people prosper, and finally improve education and health to empower these communities. With these advancements, villages in rural areas, drylands, and slums can begin to break a 100-year cycle of devastation and abandonment.