Your Success Begins with Us
Who we are:
Since 2012, YOD follows an autonomous, earth-friendly poverty reduction model that works for slum dwellers in two of Nairobi’s informal settlements. We focus on AGRICULTURE, ART, & ENTREPRENEURSHIP that further create value-chain jobs. Through produce cooperatives and community artistic expression, it is our mission to help informal settlements create a micro-economy that is self-reliant. In essence, we create opportunities for the poor to earn income, eat healthy food and start small businesses.
Poverty Reduction requires being in tune with politics, economics, foreign relations, trade, and the humanitarian goals of the United Nations (the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG's).
Why? because these issues influence the plight of people living in abject poverty.
When I walk through the Informal Settlements (slums), I see urgent needs for free education, gender equality, legal advocacy, hygiene, shelter, and more.
Therefore, we develop programs for what we call Poverty Reduction in "The New Frontier." Programs that are autonomous and based on building a microcosm of sustainability within the slums.
Angela R. Pashayan - Washington, DC
We train slum dwellers in entrepreneurship ventures that serve their community. The goal is to shift from inconsistent income from outside-community gigs to steady income from within the community.
We create PROPSPERITY.
Urban farming in small spaces using vertical techniques is what works in the slums. The coop in LuckySummer Informal Settlement offers vegetables, eggs, and foul for consumption - or training to start your own small farm. The goals is to "green up" the informal settlements
We create FOOD SECURITY.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal:
It is the courage to continue that counts.”