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Development Pamoja Ltd
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Who are we?

We are an Irish-registered charity working with disadvantaged communities in rural Kenya. We work to improve living standards and enable self-sufficiency through community-based cooperative initiatives.

Our work focuses on providing primary healthcare, improving farm practices and community support (education, inclusion programs, daily living improvements, finance schemes, emergency aid).

We collaborate closely with the community and regularly evaluate all projects to ensure that the services we provide are valuable, relevant and efficient. Our programs are constantly evolving as we build on our past successes.

100% of all money donated goes directly to fund our projects in Kenya - general donations are not used to fund salaries or administration costs.

* Development Pamoja Ltd - CHY 19370
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Our Programs

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Our two medical centres provide local communities with a comprehensive range of services:

  • general consultancy
  • vaccination
  • ante-natal care
  • lab testing
  • family planning
  • dispensary
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • ultrasound
  • mobile outreaches
  • public health workshops

Most services are provided for free but we charge nominal fees for physiotherapy and medications to cover costs; fees are waived for the elderly, disabled and anyone who genuinely cannot pay.

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On our demonstration farms we introduce new farming methods that are better suited to the drought-prone climate of the area. On-farm trials showcase their benefits and we provide training & assistance to local farmers who wish to utilise them.

Dairy Initiatives: zero-grazing, breed investigations, grass trials, hay/silage production & storage, bio-digester, machinery services

Crop-based Initiatives: greenhouses, drip irrigation, crop diversification, seed variety trials, fruit trees, general crop care

Other Initiatives: water harvesting, bee-keeping, training programs

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Support of Vulnerable Groups - Children/ Disabled / Elderly: We run education programs, healthcare initiatives and social gatherings for these communities.

Community Finance: We facilitate table banking schemes and also provide micro-finance loans to selected individuals.

Daily Living Improvements : solar lights, water tanks, public water provision, menstruation products & education

Emergency Assistance: We provide financial / logistical support on a case-by-case basis for members of the community who are most in need.

Community Participation: We regularly facilitate and give contributions towards community events.

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Our Team

We employ 3 Program Leaders - our founders - in Kenya to implement all of our programs. This includes James Hennessy, our Program Coordinator, who reports directly to the Board of Directors in Ireland.

We also employ a large team of Program Staff in Kenya on our individual programs - both in full-time and temporary roles.

We have no paid employees in Ireland, where all work is done on a voluntary basis.


Program Leaders

James

James Hennessy

Founder, Program Coordinator, Board Liaison

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James (from Cork, Ireland) has been living in Kenya since 2007 and oversees the implementation of all of our programs.

As well as working on the projects, he is responsible for all project finances, coordinating with project sponsors, and reporting to the Board of Directors in Ireland.

Maasai

Maasai Kipruto

Founder, Program Coordinator

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Maasai works primarily on the farming program; among other farming activites, he coordinates our training programs and maintains our machinery.

Okinja

David Okinja

Founder, Program Coordinator

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Okinja works mostly on our farming and community programs; he is particularly involved with the demonstration aspect of our farm as well as our finance schemes and support groups.


Program Staff


Benson

Lab Technician

Brian

Office Assistant

Daniel

Plant Operator

Elizabeth

Facilities

James

Physiotherapist

Juliet

Nurse

Kiptoo

Nurse

Koigi

Farm Manager

Mary

Clinical Officer (doctor)

Mary

Office Manager

Nicholas

Farming Extension Officer

Patrick

Security

Purity

Lab Technician

Living Costs in Kenya ...

€0.07 20 litres of clean water
€0.27 1 litre of milk
€1 Physiotherapy for a child with cerebral palsy
€3.50 Transport to our medical centre for a disabled person
€4 Course of treatment for Malaria (incl blood tests)
€8 Transport to the nearest hospital
€20 Solar Lamp
€25/€30 Cost of X-ray / MRI scan at nearest hospital
€35 Bee hive
€100 Yearly cost to send a child to a state primary school (books, uniform, stationary, food, etc.)
€200 Yearly cost to send a child to a state secondary school (fees, books, uniform, stationary, food, etc.)
€300 Domestic rainwater tank (5000 litres)
€300 Drip irrigation kit
€300 Dairy cow - local breed heifer

The average weekly household income in the areas we work is €20.

Our work focuses on helping people to improve their financial security (by keeping them healthy, improving their farming techniques, facilitating training & funding for small businesses, etc.) while also supporting those in immediate need (elderly, disabled, vulnerable children).

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Remember: Every cent you donate goes directly to a project because general donations are not used to fund salaries or administration costs. (see more)

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Donations via bank transfer incur no fees for us, so this is our preferred method.

IBAN: IE67BOFI90270963113790

Swift/BIC: BOFIIE2D

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Thank You

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported and continues to support Development Pamoja. We appreciate even the smallest donation and can assure contributors that every euro is wisely spent.

If you have any questions about the charity please contact us. We pride ourselves on our transparency so are happy to answer all queries.

Contact Us

Development Pamoja Ltd

+353 86 0740717
devpamoja@gmail.com
devpamoja@gmail.com
IBAN: IE67 BOFI 9027 0963 113790
Swift/BIC: BOFIIE2D

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