Our agriculture and community art programs provide slum dwellers with a chance for self-reliance.

Urban Agriculture 


Current Impact - 25,000 lives

  • Training manual for slum dwellers

  • Hands-on training program  

  • Support to new urban farmers  

  • Starter kits for vertical farming 

  • Place-based system devised by slum youths 

  • Whole systems; chickens, rabbits, and ducks for meat and bi-products (fertilizer).

  • Internships for Nairobi University students 

  • Ability to replicate program in other countries.

Recycling from the nearby dump is used for 

creative and practical need on the farm 



Current Impact - 2,000 people

Impact Potential - 145,000 people

  • Businesses coop model

  • Fertilizer production, sales, marketing, raising chickens and rabbits.

  • Delivery service of fresh produce & meat

  • Farm-stand business 

  • Healthy cooking classes

  • Education on micro-lenders & community lending

  • Non-monetary financial models of trade


Community Art 


Current Impact - 5000 people

Impact Potential - 150,000 people

  • Installation of community mosaics for dignity 

  • Community quotes on the mosaic pieces

  • Common values are shared and exhibited in the mosaic

  • Feelings of worthiness are instilled

  • Community pride is fostered

  • Local artists are paid for their work 

  • Children and the elderly are encouraged to participate

Other Programs

 Artisan Products for TRADE


Current Impact - 3000 people

  • Design and production with Goodies Ltd.

  • Teaching marketing, production, sales, accounting and regional exporting 

Housing by Kwangu Kwako

  • Concrete pre-fab 1 room shelter

  • Movable in case of land title issues

  • Built in 3 hours

  • Combine shelters for larger home

  • From $1500USD per home

  • Connect to Micro-lenders

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Consulting/Data Collection

Need expert advise on best practices for poverty reduction programs? Need accurate data from the slums?

Let Angela and John conduct research for you. 


  • ​​​​Mukuru Slum Mosaic featured in Kenya Art Diary 2020

  • Urban farm helped its first woman to build her own farm 2019

  • Slum Art Slam, Kibera. Outdoor program attracting 300 parrticipants 2013. Impact 2,500 people

  • From Hand to Hand. Grass roots start up directed by Angela and John 2011-2013. Re-located 8 families from the slums of Kibera and Mukuru to rural Kilgoris for Agriculture Communal Living. Impact 2,550 people

  • Documentary, The Mukuru Art Boyz. On the lives of five painters who live in the slums. Screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018, The UN Association Film Festival 2019, The London Independent Film Awards 2018, the Richmond International Film Festival 2019.  Impact 10,500 people

  • Art Boyz entrepreneurial and re-location program 2014. Impact 1,200 people

  • As of 2020, raised over $1,253,000 in capital since 2006

  • India orphanage & Untouchables Sewing Program 2010. Impact 1,500 people

  • Indonesia quake and volcano program 2008. Impact 2,500 people

  • Sydney Children's Hospital Program 2011. Impact 200 people

  • Hamilton Shelter, San Francisco Program 2011. Impact 450 people

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2009-2012. 2010 Award Winning Program Nationwide. Impact 2,000 people

  • Biratnagar, Nepal Program 2009. Support for childrens hospital wing. Impact 500 people

  • Maasai Joy School - Arusha, Tanzania 2011-2012. Agriculture and Art. Impact 2,050 people

  • UAE Health Program - Yoga Conference 2012-2015. Impact 3,500 people

  • San Francisco Health Dept. Reduction of Absence Program. 2009-2012. Impact 4,500 people


22 M Street NE #401

Washington, DC 20002


Utumishi Cooperative House

5 fl., Wing B

Mamlaka Rd.

Nairobi  2252-00200


Tel: +1.415.400.9795


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