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Workcamp April/2017: Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group

Finaliza: 26/04/2017

Centre for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)

Kenia / Children

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The Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group is a group, which engages in the economic empowerment of women through organic farming. Also they organize a feeding program and work in the area of HIV/AIDS awareness.


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.


  • 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)


When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. You can get you visa at the Airport in Nairobi upon you arrival. It is also possible for you to apply for an e-Visa before your arrival via a dedicated internet portal at 'www.ecitizen.go.ke'. You can use the CIVS address as your address while in Kenya.

We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.


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.


Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include:

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights' accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs


CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Masai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding.

Safari dates: 05th – 07th April 2017

Charges: 3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Park, 330 Euro


Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.

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