Women for Education announces collaboration with SMPI

Women for Education is happy to announce our collaboration with The Sweden Mutomo Projects International NGO (SMPI). SMPI is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to contribute to sustainable development with improved livelihood for the people in the district of Mutomo, Kenya. It is a semi-arid area with 200 000 inhabitants and one third of the population is living under the official poverty level of 1,25 USD/day.

The idea for creating an organization arose in 2001 as a result of Sten Kvarfordh’s charity work as a dentist at Mutomo Mission Hospital.  It started as a registered self-help group. The activities increased to a community based organization and later to a NGO. The activities are focused on five branches: schools, water, microcredits, children/education and sports.

The organization also has a local office in Mutomo with eight project managers. The aid projects aim to provide the community with support to help themselves and to encourage participation and commitment. The projects build on active contributions from the community in the form of labour, transport and material where possible. The funds for SMPI come from members, companies, organizations, private donations and own activities.

For more information, please visit: www.mutomo.se.

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