Growing Community Roots needs your help!
We need to raise $39,494 for the Anduu Primary School to construct water tank systems, toilets with roofs for both the girls and boys, washrooms and a washstand, and fencing for a community garden.
Donate now and your gift will be doubled by a matching grant (up to $10,000) provided by one of our generous Growing Community Roots Angels.
Your gift invests in a brighter generation of Kenyan students in the Homa Bay area.
WHAT WE DO
Growing Community Roots (GCR) raises funds for water catchment systems, sanitation facilities,
community gardens, and tree farms for schools in the poverty-stricken area of West Kenya.
Our work helps students stay in school, become educated, and fulfill their human potential.
WHO WE ARE
Growing Community Roots, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, focuses on fundraising working with
NGOs. GCR’s partner in West Kenya, IMBO Community Action Program (ICAP – a certified NGO)
Board of Directors and the Governance Boards of Schools, are responsible for the implementation
and maintenance of the clean water catchments, sanitation projects, community gardens, and tree
farms for designated schools.
GCR was co-founded by two CSJ Consociates, Anita S. Duckor and Anne Hannahan, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.
"We are so impressed with the courageous and generous work that you are doing in Kenya. We, along with you, believe that education is the way out of poverty. Enabling this for the poorest of the poor takes grit and stamina, and yet you are making it happen."
~Mary and Jim~
"We no longer have many cases of stomach and other related ailments due to the increased number of water tanks in the school. We are nowadays sure of getting clean drinking water in the school. We are indeed grateful for the water tanks you donated to the school.
The kitchen garden enables us to enjoy very fresh vegetables and spices in the school, most of us had never even seen spinach but thanks to the garden we have not only seen spinach but also tasted it."
FAITH FLOVIANCE, student at St. Benard's Otaro High School
GIFTS DELIVER A CONTINUOUS IMPACT
Every gift received by Growing Community Roots helps students, teachers, parents, & communities located in Homa Bay, Kenya.
Enhances students’ performance – each school has students going on to a technical school or the
Educates students on planting, maintaining and harvesting food in the community gardens
Provides nutritious food for the schools; sometimes, school lunches are the only source of quality food for
the day for many of the students
Enhances school attendance of girls in school by having wash rooms to use during their menstrual cycles
Avoids girls being taken advantage of by local fisherman if Lake Victoria is the school’s source for water
Supports the parents who truly sacrifice for their student’s education. Parents are responsible for providing
60% of the school’s operating budget – teachers, buildings, electricity, etc.
Your investment will encourage environmentally conscious student communities!
To protect the environment, Growing Community Roots asks schools to plant and maintain a tree farm on their school land as part of receiving an investment from us. This will help address the critical deforestation problem that exists in the Homa Bay area of Kenya.
To help clean up Kenya, Growing Community Roots provides an incentive for schools to keep their grounds litter free. Once the students, faculty, staff and parents see school grounds litter free, they will keep the beautiful land of Kenya free from litter too.
To help enhance overall school performance, Growing Community Roots encourages school administrations to share best practices with other Growing Community Roots schools.
The garden will greatly aid the new national education system called Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).