1113 C Street SE - Upper

Washington, DC 20003


Utumishi Cooperative House

5 fl., Wing B

Mamlaka Rd.

Nairobi  2252-00200


Tel: +1.415.400.9795


© 2019 by  YODInternational

Youth Training Center for Farming

Capital needed  for the center - $150,000USD

Container              $15,000

Land                      $80,000

Van                        $12,000

Training Tools        $  4,000

License/Marketing $  4,000

Attorney                $  2,500

Soil prep/planting $10,000

Site Mgr. home      $  2,000

Team(7) Salary 1yr  $12,000

Misc.                     $  8,500

We fill gaps where government and large NGO's need partners to reach the poorest of the poor - slum residents.

Our focus is on Agriculture. We train youth from the slums in urban and vertical farming techniques for small spaces like the slums. We follow a coop model of farming which allows communities to learn about entrepreneurship, while gaining economic empowerment.   

Child care is provided on-site when women with children attend our trainings. It fosters an opportunity to encourage community elders to tell stories, pass down cultural traditions, and be paid for their engagement. Children also benefit from positive influences in the farming-entrepreneurial enviornment.

1 acre in Machakos is what we will use to build the Youth Farming Center. We teach a method for individual or community farming that can be scaled up. The model was designed by of a group of youths from the slums of Nairobi; and authentic human-centered, place-based approach. 

The Center is Eco-friendly: Freight container recycled for use, eco stove for healthy cooking training, dry-flush toilets wth recycling by organic company - Sanergy, solar lighting, rain water collection and use of recycled materials as furnishings wherever possible. 

Outdoor Gathering Space for large trainings or discussions about healthy eating, safe cooking, food-security, and food for early childhood development. 

Business Model

We follow a multi-sided, humanistic business model whereby services are offered to larger organizations who wish to reach slum residents, and to the residents directly. Profit is made without harm to anyone, and part is set aside for any initiative that can improve the human condition. 

Target Client

Slum residents and organizations who cant reach the slum residents; NGOs,  governments, private groups.  

Income Source

Tenders, donations, awards, loans.

Financials Available upon request


Reliable, high quality management, knowledge sharing and transferable programs.


The YOD Agri-program directly supplies food, influences neighbors to produce food, and creates what we call "SGD Zero, Engagement".  From engagement we affect peace and security, reduce violence, and empower the poorest of the poor with an entrepreneurial farming model. Our farmes become role models for youth, encouraging the next generation of farmers.


Our agri-program has the potential to impact over 500,000 lives. The program works in urban communities and can be scaled to large rural acreage. The impat through the value chain will increase economic growth while providing food security.


YOD International has a 5 year  plan centered around agriculture and entrepreneurship  to improve self-reliance and make growth work for the poor by 2025.








We add value with collaborative programs that are place-based and human centered.  Our diversity includes expertise in agriculture, entrepreneurship, housing,  art empowerment, and slum demographics.