Kibos Prison Success Story

altKibos Prison’s Neema Support group is a group of 60 inmates majority of who are living with HIV/AIDS and serving Life sentences. With seed funds from Omega Foundation, the group has started two income generating activities; a farm and a kiosk.

The farm is on1½ ha piece of land on which they are growing tomatoes and kales. In the period September-October they realized Ksh 10,000 from sales and also had an equivalent of Ksh 16,000 (£133.00) worth of tomatoes taken as food.

 

The kiosk has in the last two months made a gross income of Ksh. 20,000 (£170.00). It has proved to be popular with the inmates because they are now able to access supplies such as toothpaste, soap which they were previously unable to get consistently.

  The income from these ventures is being used among other things to enhance nutritional intake which is vital when on Anti retro viral medication. The group also plans to expand these ventures by reinvesting current proceeds such that they can earn more.

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