We appreciate your interest in helping us to run the centre. Monetary donations are important in accomplishing Hawkers Market Girls Centre’s mission. One hundred percent of your contribution will be used to support the girls. Last but not least you can support the centre by purchasing our products. We are very pleased to manufacture products according to your wishes. Thank you!
Your donation helps however small – every dollar counts:
- 4$ will feed 18 girls per day
- 20 $ will feed 18 girls per week
- 60$ will send one girl to school for one year
- 390$ will send one girl to college for one year
- 650$ will give free food and free education for 20 girls per month
FAO/WAGGGS’ Mini Project Fund 250$ 2010
This Fund enabled us to set up a project to Grow for food security and beauty at HMGC.
The plot which belongs to the centre was badly maintained, the soil was poor, providing no area for sitting and teaching outdoors.
One import way to achieve food security is to educate the people – although most of the people in Kenya work on the land in one way or an other their knowledge is rather limited. This project will provide practicles of sustainable agriculture and urban farming for all the girls and their communities.
As a result of the Funds we now have a lawn to sit on, it is possible to teach outside amongst flowers and herbs. We installed a small nursery to grow our own seedlings. We constructed different patches to practice sustainable farming – this ensures that crops are rotated. We produce our own compost and also liquid fertilizer out of water and organic plant material, we do mulching. Plants are sprayed with liquid made by ourselves from herbs in the shamba. This makes it very sustainable especially as we used water harvested from the rain. We now grow a variety of vegetables like: kales, onions, salad, cowpeas, beetroot, pumpkins, amaranth, spinach, spider plant, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beans, celery and herbs which we use for cooking or teas.We are also working with vertical gardens e.g. container gardens so that also families without any land, benefit from this experience. At the same time we educate the girls about the need of sustainable agriculture like crop rotation and intercropping, knowledge of typical diseases and biological methods, use of the different vegetables we grow etc.
Hawkers Market Girls Centre
Diamond Trust Kenya
Account number 0501069001
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123 FRONT STREET WEST
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Donating goods and services is a great way to support our work. Due to very limited storage space, please contact us before you donate the items.
If you are interested in donating goods, please review our wish list below.
Our wish list
- Sewing materials like needles, thread, tape, scissors etc.
- Sewing machines, overlock machine, label making machine
- Stationery, writing materials, drawing equipment, books etc.
- Garden equipment for growing vegatables, drip irrigation, seeds, wheelbarrow etc.
- Catering equipment like pots and pans, cleaning materials
Are you interested in becoming a part of the HMGC family? We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities from weekly or once a month to a one-time event or activity. Volunteers are placed in positions based on interest, need, skills, location and availability.
On behalf of our curriculum we invite volunteers to join us and teach any of the these skills:
- Income generation: cooking and catering, sewing, knitting, entrepreneurship etc.
- Health education: sex education, HIV/AIDS, diet and nutrition, sports etc.
- Computer technologies: basics, typing, office, internet and email etc.
- Life skills: accounts, leadership, languages (english, kiswahili)
- Environmental activities: alternative sources of energy, harvesting water, growing food etc.
- Spirituality: enlightened living, social conscience, inner peace, meditation
… or other relevant subjects
Quotes from one of our volunteers, Virginia Mwelu, from the Starehe Girls Centre
“Being in the centre has made a big difference in my life and I thank God getting the chance to be part of the centre. I have learnt some skills like bead work – how to make different types of bangles, necklaces, chains among others. This is a skill that is going to help me in my life.
I have also interacted with the girls in class and outside a lot. We have shared our life experiences together. I have known that one must have their goals well set and strive to attain their dreams. Poverty should not be used as an excuse as to why one doesn’t achieve their dreams. It is not necessary to be poor to be poor to remain poor.
It was also my first time to be in an informal learning centre and I can now clearly see the importance of such centres. They enable those who did not get a chance to get formal education to come up with something to help them in their lives. May God bless all those who support the centre to continue touching lives of many.”