Empowering Single mothers in rural communities to create sustainable livelihoods

FOCUS AREAS

In Kenya, 25.1% of all households are headed by single women and there are least 2.2 million “single mums” in Kenya. According to research out of Mc Gill University, 6 out of every10 Kenyan women are likely to become single mothers by the age of 45. In many communities, the challenges facing single mothers are daunting. High levels of unemployment and extreme poverty create negative conditions where many mothers are unable to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities that are critical to the health and well- being of their families. Many single mothers in Kenya have been shunned and stereotyped as non achievers and unsuccessful, and this stereotype has created an identity that many struggle with. Given these challenges, our goal is to improve the wellbeing of single mothers in Kenya through initiatives that provide economic, social, spiritual, and emotional empowerment.
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Spiritual Empowerment

As a christian organization, our goal is to develop our beneficiaries not just personally and professionally but spiritually too. Through our voluntary discipleship program, single mothers and their families will have the opportunity to grow in relationship with each other and with God. Our hope is that by providing this level of support to them, it will promote a positive way of life that provides individual comfort, solace and a sense of purpose.

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Farming

Most single mothers in rural areas live on small hereditary arable parcels of land, and practice a wide range of livelihood activities ranging from subsistence, livestock, cash crop and horticultural farming. In partnership with other stakeholders, Neloshan will promote the following training activities, but will not restricted to: – Training on agricultural techniques – Training on organic farming in view of high quality improved products – Market linkage for maximized profits from sales

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Business Management Training

In addition to the practical farming and agricultural skills, the women will be required to attend a series of mandatory training workshops, where they will learn simple book keeping and business management Skills. In these sessions, they will be taught how to use literacy and numeracy skills to improve and grow their businesses.

“… Being a single mum, does not place a lid over your life that forces you to stay stagnant, never making any progress. There is a whole world out there, with many opportunities. You don't have to be held back by anyone or anything. You can make it with God on your side…” - Immaculate Njeru

meet our founder

Neloshan International was founded by Immaculate Njeru in 2014. As a devout Christian, Immaculate believes that she is who she is because of the faithfulness and grace of God. Her heart’s desire is that her life and testimony will serve as a source of encouragement to others. Her passion is to encourage other single mothers, re-kindling in them a sense of hope while creating opportunities for them to economically empower themselves to create a glorious tomorrow.

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MEET OUR TEAM

IMMACULATE NEEMA NJERU

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SHARON KAMAU- LEDWABA

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

ANNA JOY KAMAU

DIRECTOR, OVERALL ADMINISTRATION

HEIDIEMARIE MARTHOL

FUNDRAISING, SPECIAL EVENTS