Of the farmers in G-BIACK'S GROW BIOINTENSIVE programmes, two thirds are women. Many of them are in need of additional knowledge, for example: understanding of nutrition; skills for income generation; general health and hygiene information as well as HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and home care; environmental awareness; and more.
Peris Wanjiru, Director of Women Programmes
Director Peris Wanjiru established the Women Centre in order to go beyond agriculture and address other challenges facing women. Hundreds of women, from teens to grandmothers, participate in the activities at the Women Centre.
The Women's building contains an office and two classrooms. One classroom is dedicated to teaching sewing and producing sewing and crafts products; the other is equipped for teaching cooking and holding meetings, discussions, and classes on a wide variety of subjects.
Demonstrating a solar food dehydrator
One type of solar cooker
A baked cake comes out of the solar oven
The sewing classroom
G-BIACK Sewing Graduates Use Their Skills for Income Generation
Purity Wanjiru fits a customer
Crafts include baskets, purses, and other woven products; bead items; leather work; tie-dye; sewing products, and more
Learning hands on skills
Women crochet baskets and mats using discarded plastic bags
Baskets made from recycled plastic
Learning to bake bread
Treating "jiggers" infestation in children's feet
G-BIACK donates a pregnant goat to families and recipients return a female goat to G-BIACK from the first litter
A pregnant rabbit is donated, and the recipient returns two rabbits to G-BIACK from the first litter