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The examples below show how we apply business solutions with 100% of the ownership and profits given back to communities where the start ups are based:


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Harness the power of the Sunflower

TIME PERIOD: October 2010 to Present

LOCATION: Nyumbani Village, Kitui, Kenya

PROBLEM: Nyumbani Village needed a sustainable fuel source that could replace expensive fossil fuels while providing biomass and cooking oil for the village.

SOLUTION: Increase Nyumbani village’s sunflower harvest to extract oil for cooking, packaging and selling. Use the savings and income generated to invest in technologies which will turn the sunflowers’ biomass into usable biodiesel to run the village’s water and power generators.

ACTION:
  • Assign 48.5 acres in which to grow 1,162,800 sunflower plants (approx. 24,000 sunflower plants per acre) which will produce 32,300 liters of sunflower oil required in the village per year.
  • Train and teach families to plant, harvest and press sunflower seeds for much needed wages, financial stability and cooking oil.
  • The village is reducing its dependence on expensive fuels and cooking oils with a self-reliant and sustainable solution for generations to come.


Nyumbani Village

TIME PERIOD: 2007 to present

LOCATION: Nyumbani Village, Kitui, Kenya

PROBLEM: Nyumbani Village needed a long term financial solution that would provide indefinite support to thousands of residents affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic.

SOLUTION: Plant, nurture and harvest timber from Melia Trees for sale and profit.

ACTION:
  • Plant Melia trees on 500 acres of land
  • Train, mentor and provide harvesting jobs for economic development
  • Sell mature Melia trees as timber products to partnering furniture manufacturers
  • Fully sustain Nyumbani Village by keeping 100% revenues in the village


Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

TIME PERIOD: 2007 to 2008

LOCATION: Zambia

PROBLEM: Hundreds of thousands of confirmed Malaria cases.

SOLUTION: Distribution of 500,000 insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) throughout Zambia.

ACTION:
  • Mobilized the private sector as part of a Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • As part of the partnership, we served as fiduciary for over $350,000 in funds used to distribute mosquito bed nets to 500,000 Zambia residents at risk for malaria


Nandi Village

TIME PERIOD: 2006 to 2007

LOCATION: Chomim in Nandi district, Kenya

PROBLEM: Many orphans in the area left behind after losing their parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

SOLUTION: Nandi Village now provides a family-like setting for orphaned children under the stewardship of care takers to ensure that the children receive love, sustenance, health-care, holistic education and culture transfer.

ACTION:
  • Secured funding to construct homes and a public school for the orphaned children. School revenue now funds living expenses while allowing for future expansion.
  • Performed community outreach to ensure community involvement and support.

EXIT: Implemented long term sustainability solution with the revenue-generating public school model.


Nyumbani Village

TIME PERIOD: 2002 to 2006

LOCATION: Kitui, Kenya

PROBLEM: Thousands of orphans and elders were left behind after losing their parents or children to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

SOLUTION: Nyumbani Village now provides a family-like setting for orphaned children under the stewardship of elderly adults and ensures that the children receive love, sustenance, health-care, holistic education and culture transfer while providing holistic care and support for the grandparents in their later years

ACTION:
  • Secured Kenyan government allocation of 1,000 acres of land
  • Sought, wrote and secured grants to construct residential buildings, clinics and schools
  • Performed community outreach through non-government agencies to secure safe and healthy living environments

EXIT: Implemented long term business solution Trees 4 Children.


Ntokozweni Village

TIME PERIOD: 1999 to 2003

LOCATION: The province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

PROBLEM: Nearly 100 orphans and elders were left behind after losing their parents or children to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

SOLUTION: Ntokozweni Village now provides a family-like setting for orphaned children under the stewardship of elderly adults and ensures that the children receive love, sustenance, health-care, holistic education and culture transfer while providing holistic care and support for the grandparents in their later years.

ACTION:

  • Worked with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund to build Ntokozweni Village
  • Financed construction of residential buildings
  • Performed community outreach through non-government agencies to secure safe and healthy living environments
  • Developed and executed a business plan for a sustainable chicken and cow farm
  • Developed and executed a business plan for selling locally produced products

EXIT: Left the community with self sustaining agriculture, farming and retail services, providing jobs and economic recovery.


Nyumbani Children’s Home

TIME PERIOD: 1996 to 1997

LOCATION: Karen, Kenya

PROBLEM: Expensive and dangerous conditions made it difficult to attract and keep volunteers at Nyumbani Children’s Home to work with HIV infected children.

SOLUTION: Built safe, secure and environmentally friendly volunteer apartment complex on premises.

ACTION:

  • Partnered with Nyumbani Founder, Father Angelo D’Agositino to oversee project development
  • Financed construction of 15-room apartment complex

EXIT: Nyumbani Volunteer House now attracts thousands of volunteers from around the world and realizes an occupancy rate of nearly 100%. To learn on how you can volunteer and stay at Nyumbani please visit: http://www.nyumbani.org/volunteer.htm

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