Socio-Economic Development 

Socioeconomic development begins with...

Tumaini International is invested in reducing extreme poverty through a variety of socio-economic programs designed to provide job training and sustainable development to unemployed youth and women. Our mission is to provide new economic alternatives for people facing extreme poverty through formal groups that are organized as Community Based Organization (CBO) models. Examples include greenhouse farming, tailoring, grain milling, poultry raising, and more.

The crucial component of these partnerships is the members doing the jobs themselves. Instead of giving the poor fleeting handouts, Tumaini empowers the communities and existing organizations to get out of poverty by providing the skills, small grants, and means necessary for their success
— Stanley Mutunga, President/CEO

Our 7 Current Projects include:

  • Mbusyani Women Group CBO goat project

  • Tumanthane CBO (Women & Men) goats & farming project

  • Kazana Women Group CBO in Kilifi green vegetables project

  • Wumiisyo wa aka Women

  • Mwangaza Women's Group CBO Posho Milling Machine Project

  • Manza Women's Group

  • Tumaini Women's Group

Tumaini International has been identifying the poorest of villages and offering socio-economic development opportunities to support local business endeavors.  Our basic approach is Assets Based Community Development (ABCD).  Tumaini will only partner with groups or communities that already work together and have identified a viable way to address their economic needs.  We ask the question, “What works here, and how can we best work with you to realize your goals?” Examples include sewing centers, poultry farms, fish ponds, greenhouses, jewelry making, grain ("posho") mills, etc.

we come in as partners, and empower the recipients to effectively address their own needs.

The start-up cost to fund a business development project is typically around $5000-$7,500 per project to cover all associated costs including staff oversight, construction if needed, start up supplies, etc. and ensure that each project is self-sustaining.