Achievements

Impact – (2013-2015)

Through funds generated through founder’s personal contribution and selling our farm produce as well as donor support we have been able to:

Program Name Details Impact
Housing Project    
  # of new houses built for widows 44 Houses
  # of widows & orphans living in these houses 155 people
  Rona Dormitory   2 houses
Orphan Education Total Orphans 166
  Uniforms provided Yearly 156 children
  University education 2
  Primary education 144
  Nursery school education 35
  Secondary Education  8
Feeding Program    
  Children ages 3 – 14 years old
  Weekdays – 3 meals a day 26 children / 320 meals
  Weekends – 1 meal a day 310 children / 620 meals
  # of children under full care (house, food, wellbeing, etc) 26 children
   Elderly Widows  5 widows
Agricultural Program    
  Acres of farm at Rona 4
  Types of crops -vegetables that are market driven Kales, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, oinions, etc.
  # of widows that work the farm 83 women
  # of widows that work 6 days a week/ 2 hours per day 43 women
  Sales that subsidized other programs:  medical camp, farm inputs, etc. $2,400
  Community outreach feeding (old & sick) 85 people / 90 meals yearly
  Community events (funerals, village meetings) 15 meals yearly
Membership  Widows 5000 widows
Widow Program & Outreach  Mentorship Program 50 Widows from all over Kenya
  # of widow groups 50
  # of widows receiving services 5600 people
Community Medical Camps People treated at the Medical Camp

Rona Dispensary/Pharmacy
 5000 people

20-30 Patients Monthly
Advocacy Impact    
 Stop Widow Abuse in Kenya Campaign Population affected Over 8 million widows in Kenya
Creation of Law by Parliament Under Domestic Offenses Bill-Article 3-iv Widow Cleansing
Print, Radio and TV campaigns about Widow Abuse 30 radio Interviews15 TV Shows10 Major Mainstream Print Media Coverage Reached 30 million viewers/Readers”
 Replication CBos and Widow groups 10 Counties Reached
Sauti ya Wajane Kenya Creating a Widows Consortium in Kenya 10 Chapters Launched in 10 Counties
 Other Programs  She Goat for a widow  26 widows received
   

Cervical Cancer Screening
People received preventative training & family planning at the Medical Camp
 

120 women

125 Women/30 Youth

 

The long-term objectives of our work are three fold:

  • Improve the livelihood and health of widows and orphans through education, feeding, house construction and medical programs.
  • Improve the community awareness and treatment of widows and their human rights.
  • Promote policies that integrate agriculture & crop management, training & empowerment and community involvement into the membership of Rona Foundation.
  • Advocacy for a widowhood bill, widow/wers fund and Widow/wers Commission alongside a department for widows and orphans in Kenya

 

To measure our impact, we utilize a combination of program analysis and household indicators.  We measure the number of people affected and the outcomes of our various programs.   We also incorporate holistic livelihood metrics that include health, housing and feeding and general nutrition.   We are working towards eventually incorporating other proxy indicators such as Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) and Poverty Alleviation Assessment Score (PAAS).    Our goal is to set a baseline to track our key performance indicators on an annual basis, and preliminary analysis of the data suggests that our approach is having a real and measurable impact for the communities of widows and orphans we serve.

Our Partners
Rona timbo forum syd haki mashinani wajibu wetu power woman
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