we're changing everything
Poor distribution and high costs make simple household items like rainwater tanks, clean cook stoves, and solar lamps out of reach to women whose lives depend upon them.
Zawadisha is changing this.
When rural Kenyan women living in poverty have access to renewable energy and water, they see a dramatic increase in the quality of their lives. Money is spent on school fees for children instead of on kerosene lamps. Women can use the six hours they would have spent walking to a river for water or into the forest for fuel wood on income-generating activities. Women’s status in the home is elevated as they are the ones responsible for the dramatic changes that benefit the entire family.
We have tailored our approach to meet the challenges and needs of these particularly rural communities. By combining increased access to sustainable products with trainings on how to maximize their use, our loan recipients have the tools they need to drastically improve their own lives, their family's lives, and their communities.