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Naledi Initiative P.O. Box 1810-60200 Meru, Kenya

Tel. +254  720 391 226  E-mail: info@nalediinitiative.org


Free Cancer Screening Camp

The Naledi Initiative looks at ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Majority of families in Kenya, especially in under-served rural communities live on less than a dollar a day. Naledi Initiative is passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.



We work shoulder to shoulder with community members, particularly women in establishing small enterprise that have social impact. We provide entrepreneurship education and financial literacy for both women and young people.

We conduct our on research before starting any programme for monitoring and evaluation purpose in order to provide evidence-based interventions. 

We conduct surveys and interviews to ensure we understand the context of a community before moving forward for interventions.

Solving the right problem with the most effective approach sounds simple, but is a very often wrongly assumed. 

We conduct our on research before starting any programme for monitoring and evaluation purpose in order to provide evidence-based interventions. 

We conduct surveys and interviews to ensure we understand the context of a community before moving forward for interventions.

Solving the right problem with the most effective approach sounds simple, but is a very often wrongly assumed. 

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Naledi Initiative empowers the poorest especially women and girls in rural areas, to take charge of their lives. We work together within our local communities to facilitate their economic growth through providing them with quality financial literacy training for example; table banking, and entrepreneurship education (basket weaving) that lead to sustainable income generating project or business. Our main focus is breaking the cycle of poverty for the women: Most of the women living in rural Tharaka do not have the collateral to get loans from regulated financial institutions. We work together with local women and youth in Tharaka, complete financial literacy courses so they draw their money together and fund their own micro-lending  activities.


About 1.7 billion people worldwide are excluded from formal financial services such as savings, payment, insurance and credit. In developing economies only 63% of adults have an account, women are excluded from these beneficial financial systems more often, and there is 9% persistent gender gap in financial inclusion in developing economies.

Majority poor households in Kenya, operate almost entirely through a cash economy (hand to mouth economy). This means they have to save in physical assets such as live stocks. Cash gets spent and animals die.

Without a formal financial system, vulnerable people are cut off from potentially stabilizing and uplifting opportunities like building creditors, getting a loan to start a business. Financial setbacks are common, such as serious illness, a poor harvest, or an economic downturn. More often, financial exclusion makes the expenses of poverty difficult to overcome.




Naledi Initiative  through well wishers and partners donates sanitary towels, panties and boxers to girls and boys in rural schools in Tharaka-Kenya, to keep them in school so that they are equipped  and  emboldened to  drive their own lives.


In 2014, President Obama started in the USA the national initiative My Brother's Keeper. Naledi Initiative adapted this program to Kenya. The goal is to give young men the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. We believe that, in Kenya, everyone should be able empowered to make of their lives what they will. Our young people should not be limited by the circumstances of their birth. Be Brother's Keeper Programs were created to serve as a resource for those youth. We want to help them create a brighter future for themselves.

Naledi addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by young people and ensure that all of them can reach their full potential.

Be Brother’s Keeper is focused on six milestones:

 1. Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn;

All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.

2. All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.

3. Graduating from High School Ready for College/University and Career.

All youth should receive a quality high school education and graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to post secondary education or training.

 4. Completing Postsecondary Education or Training

Every Kenyan should have the option to attend post secondary education and receive the education and training needed for the quality jobs of today and tomorrow.

5. Successfully Entering the Workforce

Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.

6. Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances

All youth and young adults should be safe from violent crime; and individuals who are confined should receive the education, training, and treatment they need for a second chance.

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.”

Kofi Annan      


Naledi Initiative is responding to the impact of the global COVID-19 crisis. We work with marginalised women in very remote rural areas in Kenya, and these women depend on weaving baskets which they sell in their local markets to support their families.

All markets are now closed due to COVID-19 pandemic and they can’t sell their baskets to buy food and other basic needs for their children. There is no support from the

COVID-19 is creating new needs, while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits. From medical and public health needs related to the response to economic uncertainty impacting vulnerable populations, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating unmet needs above and beyond the usual. The nonprofits working directly to meet those needs require more resources to do so. At the same time—all nonprofits are feeling the pressure, even if they aren’t directly responding to the crisis.

What you can do:  If you are in a financial position to do so, you should consider making a donation to directly help combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Donors can make the greatest difference by supporting affected people in Kenya.


We recognise that there is a deep calling in response to the state of the world today and it is our responsibility to rise up and foster a generation of inspired visionary leaders with skills and knowledge they need equipping them to lead with integrity and empathy. Hence we aim on giving emerging young leaders the leadership skills to express themselves, instill an authentic call, and enable them to connect with other inspired youths in the world.

The program is a safe, non-judgemental place for diverse youth to connect, support and inspire each other. A place for young adults to discover themselves, their genius, their capabilities and ways to share their gifts to the world. A safe place to cultivate powerful and authentic leadership skills, hence making a positive impact in their society. 

"We work with youth making them sparkle imagination and creativity, promoting clear communication, deep listening, authenticity, self-awareness and collaborative thinking."

“A good leader is like a candle, it consumes itself  to light the path for others”


Difficult to believe but today, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. That’s a lot of empty chairs and desks in schools. This is a lot of dreams that are being cut short. This is increasing a lot of poverty.

Naledi Initiative give girls the opportunities they deserve and really amazing things start to happen; poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, and babies are born healthier. In one sentence to say - the world gets better.

Majority of these children's families are unable to satisfy the need for sanitary towels due to their poverty levels. Children are the future of our societies and their eduction often dictates the said future. Therefore it's so important to ensure that no girl should miss school due to what could be a manageable biological process.

Providing these girls with sanitary towels and panties, can play a key role in enabling girls to maintain attendance at school without shame and so support them on their part of achieving their full potential. Some of the major challenges of the rural areas are girls from the needy homes dropping out of the school, resulting from high absenteeism and poor academic performance during their menses.

“When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else”

Melinda Gates


P.o. Box 1810-60200 Meru, Kenya

Tel. +254  720 391 226  E-mail: info@nalediinitiative.org

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This is great step towards people who often cannot afford visit of the local hospital or clinic.

Meru County and Tharaka have one of the highest number of cancer cases in Kenya.

We are grateful for Kamarock Modern Healthcare, Tumi Kealthcare, Muuga FM, Tiriji Foundation, Rotary Club of Meru, Home Lodge and others for partnership towards helping of people in the affected areas.

NALEDI INITIATIVE has just conducted pilot project of organic grow bag farming models at Rabai Kisuritini - Kilifi County. The community has stayed for 2 years without any harvest due to lack of enough reinfall.