ADDRESS

22 M Street NE #207

Washington, DC 20002

And

Utumishi Cooperative House

5 fl., Wing B

Mamlaka Rd.

Nairobi  2252-00200

CONTACT

Tel: +1.415.400.9795

Email:  a.pashayan@yodinternational.org

© 2019 by  YODInternational

Impact

 We extend the value-chain from our agriculture and community art programs to provide slum dwellers with a chance to make the leap out of poverty.

Urban Agriculture 

 

Current Impact - 5000 lives

Impact Potential - 450,000 lives

  • We created a manual/course for slum dwellers

  • Hands-on training program  

  • We provide support to new urban farmers  

  • We create starter kits for vertical farming 

  • Place-based system devised by slum youths 

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

  • We have interns from Nairobi University. 

  • Ablity to re-produce in other countries.

Recycling garbage for creative and practical use on our farm 

Entrepreneurship

 

Current Impact - 2,000 people

Impact Potential - 145,000 people

  • Businesses coop model

  • Educating in fertilizer production, sales, marketing, raising chickens and rabbits.

  • Customer delivery of fresh produce & meat

  • Farm-stand business 

  • Healthy cooking classes

  • Education about micro-lenders

  • Non-monetary financial models of trade

Latest mosaic: FEATURED IN THE KENYA ART DAIRY 2020

Community Art 

 

Current Impact - 5000 people

Impact Potential - 550,000 people

  • We install community mosaics for empowerment  

  • Community quotes are painted into the mosaic

  • 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

Impact Potential - 350,000 people

  • Design and production with Goodies Ltd.

  • Educating for marketing, production, sales, accounting and regional exporting 

Housing by Kwangu

 

Impact potential 5000 families

  • Concrete pre-fab 1 room shelter

  • Movable in case of land title issues

  • Built in 3 hours

  • Put multiple shelters together to make larger home

  • From $1500USD per home

  • Connect to Micro-lenders

House
Click the house to learn more about Kwangu homes

Most homes are made of corrugated tin with illegal wiring overhead for electricity, leading to fires. Concrete homes are flame resistant and provide solid shelter.  

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. 

Registered:
Non-profit 501(c)(3) in 2006 giving philanthropic grants to small nonprofits including:
-Dzi Foundation, Nepal
-Invisible Children, Central African
-Work to Ride, Philadelphia USA
-Casa de Milagros, Peru

Our Evolution:
2008 engaged in existing programs.
2010 developed programs, recruiting volunteer staff for global work.
2012 focused on slums of Kenya
2016 introduction of urban farming

2020 fundraising for a training center in Nairobi.

Research Skills:

Angela is a PhD Student in International Relations and Political Science in Washington, DC

John has a MA from Nairobi in Community Relations

Accomplishments

  • ​​​​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 2018, raised over $1,203,000 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