The 3 Pillars of Jenga Jirani

During & post Covid-19, Jonathan Jackson Foundation with its partner Kubamba Trust plan to work with Kenyan community-based organizations in the 8 regions of Kenya who ‘Jenga Jirani’ in at least one of the following 3 pillars:

PILLAR 1

(A) Food Distribution Initiatives

Problem: Loss of income opportunities.

Most Affected: The sick, elderly, persons with disability, and single-parent families.

Solution: Providing dry food and nutritional supplement.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of appropriate information to adjust to current
living standards.


(B) Water Sanitation & Hygiene Support

Problem: Informal settlement communities have limited access to fresh drinking water and cannot
afford hand sanitizers.

Most Affected: Schools, Churches, markets, bus stations and community centres have poor sanitation,
limited access to latrines and drinking water sources.

Solution: Provision of hand washing stations to these centres will reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Adaptation: Awareness creation, provision of proper information on hand washing and hygiene.


PILLAR 2

Economic Empowerment Initiatives

Problem: Nearly 80% of the population in the most
affected areas are without a regular income.

Most Affected: People depending on daily wages.

Solution: Provision of grants for SMEs i.e. “Mama
mboga”, hair dressing, Kiosks & other community led
businesses will enable regeneration of the economy.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of
appropriate information on sustainable local business
development.


PILLAR 3

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Problem: High teenage pregnancies due to effects of COVID-19.

Most Affected: Teenagers, orphans & vulnerable children.

Solutions: Provide psychosocial support and counselling to
underprivileged teenage girls on SRH; Provide sanitary pads,
undergarments and soaps; Provide training & job opportunities for sustainable benefit.

Adaptation: Awareness creation and provision of
appropriate information on SRH. Support gender desk activities.

OUR IMPACT

JENGA JIRANI INITIATIVE SUMMARY
MARCH TO SEPTEMBER 2020

MEALS PROVIDED

2.1 MILLION +

PEOPLE FED

46,900

LOCAL YOUTHS PAID

950

WEIGHT OF FOOD

225 TONNES

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We are elated at having officially formalised our partnership with the Fresh Cuts Foundation this week. Together, we will continue to uplift and empower youths through the skills training we jointly run.

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