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.

Karura Honey Project

Karura Honey Project

Karura Honey Project is comprised of a group of local people living on the edge of Karura Forest, just outside Nairobi. Each group member is given responsibility for at least two hives, with profits being divided based on productivity. Compassion CBO will help in identifying the market, as well as training and money management.

The Karura Honey Project began in 2012 when the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) gave a one-off donation of 100 bee hives, bee suits and a refinery to a group of local people living on the edge of Karura Forest, just outside Nairobi.

The group has 45 members, 27 of whom are women; they meet on the first Monday of every month to discuss their progress and any issues.
Unfortunately, the group got off to a rocky start - a lack of capacity building, combined with other factors such as the weather and pests like safari termites and black ants meant that honey production wasn't as high as expected, so the little honey that was made was sold locally, rather than being marketed on a larger scale.

However, this year the group is undergoing retraining and the project is being restructured - each group member is given responsibility for at least two hives, with profits being divided based on productivity.
These changes mean that the groups are now aiming to produce one tonne of honey per annum. Compassion CBO will help in identifying the market, as well as training and money management.

The group are also looking at working on branding so that the honey can be introduced to bigger markets.

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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