The Compassion Network

The Compassion Network is a cooperative of small local groups. Membership of the co-operative entitles the groups to receive training and support by Compassion CBO. Compassion CBO helps members of the network to write their constitutions and register with the Kenyan Government, which then enables them to receive small loans and grants.
Each member group subscribes to a common ethos of supporting the rights of women in the community and working together to fight poverty.
The network includes groups with a wide range of interests from all different parts of society from people working in the same area, such as flower growers, to groups of HIV+ people, Women's Groups, Cancer Survivor Groups and many more.

Membership of the network is free.

Blessings Women's Group

The Blessings Womens Group

Blessings Women's Group is situated on the edge of Githogoro Slum and runs a daycare centre and agricultural projects. Compassion CBO is helping them to register the group with the Kenyan Government.

Started in 2011 by six women, Blessings Women's Group is situated on the edge of Githogoro Slum on land owned by the Runda Bapist Church. This year it has 20 members and Compassion CBO is helping them to register the group with the Kenyan Government.

Despite being relatively new, the group has already got a multitude of projects that it runs. Firstly, they run a daycare centre where for, 20 Kenyan Shillings a day (about 15 pence), women can bring their children to a safe place while they go to work. This has a huge impact on the women of the community as it gives them the chance to go out and earn their own money, empowering them. Currently they have 60 children in their care from the age of six months to 3 years old and they teach the older children some basic lessons to prepare them for school.

Secondly, the group runs agricultural projects for the benefit of the members, and when they have free time from their work each member helps out with them. In June 2014, they were able to secure a loan and purchase a greenhouse where they grow tomatoes, spinach, and kale, which they sell to provide extra income for the women of the group.

Also in 2014, the group began farming chickens, ducks, and rabbits - currently on a small scale, but they hope soon to be able to get the capital to expand these aspects of their work in the near future.

Our Mission

  • To overcome poverty through education and long-term sustainable development;
  • To advocate for children and women, to release them from economical and social poverty;
  • To enable them to live responsible and fulfilled lives.

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