We are Serve to Empower Africa.
Serve to Empower Africa is a grassroots non-profit organization headquartered in Kinangop, Nyandarua County, Kenya. Some of the surrounding villages in this rural setup experience extreme poverty which rapidly engulfs their entire families for generations, with devastating consequences to their communities.
Our mission is to restore Hope, Dignity and economic stability to such impoverished families by providing rapid socioeconomic interventions through community-led service initiatives. To us, empowerment does not mean "surviving better" - our work is not finished until families are equipped with the resources, opportunities, skills, and community connections they need to thrive.
Since there's no one single cause of poverty, we can't take a one-size-fits-all approach to eliminating it. Our strategy must be rooted in cultural understanding.
OUR APPROACH TO A COMPLEX PROBLEM:
The strategy for breaking the vicious cycle of rural poverty must include deep understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, and geographical landscape. One of our greatest strengths as an organization is that we're part of the communities we serve and has deep insight in most of the community dynamics we need to be sensitive about in the process of working with our people.
As a team comprised entirely of community leaders, trusted community members, and veteran volunteers, we deeply comprehend the vital cultural context around this complex issue.
WE'VE GOT HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE.
At the heart of our organization, our Empowerment Programs cultivate the resources, skills, assets and opportunities needed for socioeconomic stabilization and growth.
Along with establishing access to primary healthcare and local providers, we prioritize providing information on preventative measures and raising personal health awareness in families.
S.E.A at the local level strategically partners with health institutions to carry out health awareness campaigns in impoverished villages, making critical health information available. Internationally, SEA hosts Health based mission team for Community health screening.
In the areas we serve, access to primary education is unevenly distributed and based solely on the families' ability to afford schooling for their children. This inequality in family income and social status has an irrevocable impact on a child’s future and their own capacity to escape poverty.
Families who are within our programs and has a school going child get support to cover the cost of their child education, further ensuring the family's prosperity.
Through our community partnerships and networks, we're able to connect families with local socioeconomic groups and identify relevant economic opportunities suited to their abilities, strengths, and circumstances.
Boosting community connections and creating reliable sources of income creates a foundation of socioeconomic stability for families to build upon.
WATER + SANITATION
Access to food, water and sanitation is pivotal to lifting a family out of rural poverty. Our most primary focus for the families we serve is to secure a sustainable source of clean water, increasing their opportunities for sanitation, health, nutrition, and more.
In situations where water cannot be sourced, SEA provide plastic water storage tanks that allows families to harvest roof water or hold tap water to caution then in situations where taps run dry.
Cultural and societal norms can leave impoverished families in a state of isolation from their community.
Our focus within this complex aspect of rural poverty is to create pivotal community connections for families and emphasize the importance of their roles within their villages. This is a unique service we're able to provide as a grassroots organization with ties to these communities.
every donation is
an act of service.
We're SO grateful for your support.
We are a true grassroots organization - no salaries, no bonuses, no office buildings. With the exception of reimbursing our volunteers' fuel costs, every single dollar we receive goes directly towards our service initiatives and programs. We rely solely on collective action, which is why your support means everything - to us, and to the families we serve.
HOW FAR DOES YOUR DONATION GO?
1 HEN FOR BUSINESS through sale of eggs
PRIMARY HEALTHCARE FOR 1 FAMILY MEMBER PER MONTH
MULTI-FAMILY CLEAN WATER TANK
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT FAMILY RESIDENCE
1 MONTH OF PROVISIONS
FOR 1 FAMILY
FENCE TO PROTECT CROPS
DAIRY COW FOR BUSINESS THROUGH SALE OF MILK
(food provisions, seeds and fertilizer, chicken coop, chickens, family health insurance, children's education costs)
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The immense suffering in our world today often leaves us with an overwhelming sense of powerlessness, with the thought of "how can I, one person, even begin to make a real difference?"
As a grassroots organization with seriously humble beginnings, we urge you to never underestimate your impact as an individual. The mainstay of our achievement as an organization was simply our belief that we, everyday people, could effect real change in our community.
We invite you (yes, you) to empower yourself by empowering others. Join us in Kenya on an all-inclusive African Safari Impact Trip and experience the incredible African wildlife while changing the lives of Africa's people.