CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group

customer onge nyiego women group

Orientation date: 08 April 2018, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 08 - 25 April 2018
Safari dates: 04 - 06 April 2018
Theme: Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group is a community group that was started in 2003 by women with common interests in the development of their local community and economic empowerment of the women located in North Uholo. The group has a total number of 25 members and is involved in organic farming for which they have leased land. They grow vegetables, maize and sweet potatoes, which they later sell. Some of the food harvested in the farm is being used for the feeding program, which takes place every Saturday. Some of the orphans live in the group’s home and others are accommodated in the group’s nursery or the local primary school.

All the children meet every Saturday where they play games and are provided with a meal. The group also engages in HIV/AIDS awareness raising campaigns for the local community.

The project aims to create self-reliance through initiation of income generating activities and promotes affairs related to education in order to enlighten the community on the social issues affecting them.


Ugunja, Kisumu County

Workcamp Activities

  • Working in the group’s farm
  • HIV/AIDS awareness campaign
  • Kiswahili lessons
  • Support the Orphan Feeding Program (e.g. preparation & serving of food, dish washing)

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu City, which is about a 2-hour drive from the project.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968