Taita district profile
partner organization: BINTI AFRICA FOUNDATION (BAF)
Kasigau Location, Voi Town
P.O BOX 73488-00200, Nairobi
Phone: +254-20-2304945; +254735831791
District coordinator: Joyce Mwasawa
Geographical area: Taita District
Human Resources: 3 paid staff
Main sources of income: Donations and grants from national and international organisations
Binti Africa Foundation (BAF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) officially registered by the government of Kenya in September 2006. BAF seeks to bring together like-minded individuals in the pursuit of equality. BAF champions for increased participation of the girl child and women in development issues locally, regionally and internationally.
Vision: A society in which all persons, particularly the girls, and the disadvantaged, can voice and exercise their right of access to resources necessary for their empowerment.
Mission: To act as a focal point for solidarity and collective action for girls and women in pursuit of information and resources that are necessary to improve their co-existence.
Goal: To build a financially sustainable and scalable organization that delivers affordable critical goods and services, that elevates the lives of poor communities, particularly girls and women.
Education: Research has shown that school going girls from low income households miss at least 3 days of schooling each month which translates into almost one month of missed schooling per year. BAF works with women groups in rural areas to produce affordable and reusable pads for rural and marginalised girls and women who, mostly live on less than a dollar per day.
Capacity Building women groups: BAF works with women groups to produce reusable pads. We also train them on business management skills and support them to manage this IGA on their own.
Sanitation: Binti Sanitary Pads:The pads are made using breathable materials that are gentle enough to use without causing irritation. Quality assurance check is done one very pad before they are packed in environmentally friendly re-usable bags. A pack of five reusable pads can be used for four months before being disposed. The pads are easy to wash, do not stain, and dry out relatively fast. They are also very affordable for populations on less than a dollar per day (each pad retails for Kshs. 18/=) and environmentally friendly as they are re-usable and only need to be washed.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 April 2011 13:15)