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Nyamira Missionaries Cultural Development (NMCD)

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Nyamira Missionaries Cultural Development (NMCD)

August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

kvda volunteers with community members

Project overview 


To be the best cultural performers and handicraft makers in Kenya


To create an environment where personal and cultural change that support each other in the context of community.


  1. To establish a presence of a successful suppler of soapstone carvings, clay and wooden artifacts locally and internationally.
  2. To gain a substantial market share of the artifacts and cultural performance and tourist centre at local and international level.
  3. To run orphanage home to cater for orphans and children from poor families for their shelter, food and education.
  4. To engage into community development for empowering women and youth for them to be self-reliant in generating income and being in touch with socio-political realities in the country and at international level.
  5. To engage into voluntary services at local and international level with interested organizations who have common objectives with our organizations to improves living standards of human beings across the world.


Nyamira missionaries was founded and registered with social development in 2002 in Kenya.

The organization is located at Nyaramba -Nyamira County in South Nyanza Region of Kenya.

The organization consists of 137 members consisting men, women, youth who vary the age of 18 years to even 80 years. The organization has the office at Nyaramba market in Nyamira county about 10 km from Nyamira town on way to Ikonge town ship center.

The organization is managed is managed by executive committee that consists of chairperson, vice chairperson, the secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer and 5 members.

The organization runs the following projects;


The project attracts local and international travellers who come to relax and watch the following activities;

  1. The traditional Gusii cultural dances. These live performances that one session takes 1 hour. The dance troupe dances all Gusii cultural styles in African attires .It offers entertainment, education and information. The dance is quite vigorous and moving
  2. The artefacts are also displayed for general viewing and sale for both local and international visitors. These items are made by group members and it is one way of raising the income to up keep the organization and create self-employment for the members who always assemble at organization center to engage in this activity. They are professional and they have had exchange program with Burundi and Malawi in the past. The organization is looking for partners and volunteers from local and international level to run the program.
  3. The volunteers’ rooms that are self-contained ,clean, have warm water, and have even all facilities even for cooking for those local and international tourists who may wish to prepare for their own choice of food. The rooms are allocated at organization offices in good conducive environment with security and friendly neighbouhood. The organization welcomes local and international tourists to come for holidays and weekends to its facilities.
  4. The organization engages in African beautiful baskets weaving that takes place at its organization premises. They sell locally and internationally. Therefore the organization is looking for partners and volunteers to create the market in Kenya and across the country.

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit.

PROJECT Activities: Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.


Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • Weaving
  • Art work
  • Women training on self-awareness and confidence building
  • Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
  • Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership
  • Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others


These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

THEME: Entrepreneurship skills training

-To train women on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
-To empower men, women and community leaders on leadership
-To build capacity of women on life skills and self-confidence

-Women training on self-awareness and confidence building
-Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
-Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership

Activity 1: Young women aged 18 – 35
Activity 2: Young women aged 18 – 35
Activity 3: Young women aged 18 – 35

– Men aged 18-35

– Community leaders 35+

METHODS: Energizers, group discussions, group presentations, audio, videos, site visits, testimonies

Objective 1:
a) Number of women have increased knowledge on entrepreneurship skills and financial management;
b) Number of women have started their own business

Objective 2:
a) number of women and man having skills on leadership;
b) number of women competing for leadership positions;
c) number of women who are participating in community meeting
Objective 3:
a) number of speeches to women in the community;
b) number of women taking local leadership roles in the community

Orientation: Will be done on 1st August 2021 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 2nd August 2021.


August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Kenya Voluntary Development Organization
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Nyamira County
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