Orande Yoghurt Mamas
I enjoy carrying out my household duties. I sell avocadoes in the marketplace.
I got involved with the kitchen because I wanted to improve my school of thought on social issues.
This project is important because it improves the quality of life for anyone who consumes the yoghurt.
I love farming. I am a businesswoman. I sell tomatoes at the marketplace.
I joined the kitchen because I felt that there is a collective responsibility on part of the women to improve the lives of others.
This project is important because of its mandate to help the sick and how it will empower the Mamas.
I enjoy knitting. I am a homemaker, secretary to the Orande Women's Group, and a production assistant at the kitchen.
I joined the kitchen to ease the burden of difficulties in my life. I am eagerly looking forward to working with the Mamas and improving the quality of life of the many vulnerable social groups.
I enjoy farming vegetables. I am a seamstress.
I decided to get involved because the kitchen gave me an opportunity to selfempower myself. My goal is to alleviate the suffering of those who are vulnerable.
This project is important because God has provided us with this opportunity to do well by helping others thus gracing all of us with His blessings.
I enjoy farming. I am a businesswoman who sells fish in the marketplace.
I joined the kitchen on the premise of selfempowerment and the opportunities it has provided me with for helping my family with the income I will generate.
I find this project important because it uses milk as a medium for delivering rich and essential nutrients that makes one feel great and healthy after consuming it.
I find farming very interesting. I am a maize farmer.
I joined the kitchen because I saw it as an opportunity to empower myself, raise a little income for my family, while building strong relationships with the other Mamas.
This project is important because its mission is to improve the health of people through the study and other aspects of the business.
I love children, farming and I also like attending to household chores. I am a farmer and a production assistant at the kitchen.
I decided to get involved because I realized that for the business to be successful more women like myself will need to be involved to also make a positive impact on our community.
This project is important because it allows me to empower myself while making a good impact on the lives of orphaned children.
I enjoy cooking and farming. I am a seamstress.
I decided to get involved because I wanted to diversify my thinking and educate myself more on social issues that are prevalent in my community.
This project is important because it allows women like us to work together to improve the lives of those who are vulnerable.
I love farming. I am a farmer. I joined the kitchen because it represents another family for me as I am close to the Mamas and appreciate the companionship we provide each other with.
I find the probiotic yoghurt's positive impact on people's health the most important part of the project.
Kenya Steering Committee
Chair Lady. As an Orande Women's Group Representative, Betha represents the women's interest to the steering committee, facilitates cooperation between the Oyugis Yoghurt Kitchen and the Orande Women's Group, and coordinates yoghurt production. Betha owns the kitchen facility.
HIV/AIDS Researcher, KEMRI
Director, KEMRI (Kenyan Medical Research Institute)
Chair Lady. As a Besigre Women's Group Representative, Grace represents the women's interests to the steering committee, and facilitates cooperation between the Kabondo Yoghurt Kitchen and the Besigre Women's Group.
Nutritionist, Rachuonyo District Hospital, Ministry of Health Kenya, Principle Investigator, Financial Controller. This role is to ensure that everything is in place for the day to day activities of the project, coordinate release of funds from KEMRI, and link the project with clients at the hospital. Mr. Aila was also involved in writing the project proposal.
Mr. Omulo is a Dairy Scientist, and acts as Project Coordinator & Product Development at the Oyugis Yoghurt Kitchen. He coordinates the project and all parties involved, ensuring supplies and systems are in place for successful day-to-day operations of the kitchen. He supports the Yoghurt Mamas and leads training for quality control and dairy production practices, and assesses alternatives for product development including making the yoghurt heavier, sweeter, and more nutritional by adding ingredients such as sweet potatoes and cornstarch.
The Rachuonyo District Development Officer's duties include ensuring alignment between the project and local development priorities.
Kenya Women's Groups
Mrs. Bilia Onjonga leads this group of women from Kabondo. The group is looking forward to successful results from the Oyugis kitchen so they can start their own production.
The Besigre group, led by Mrs. Grace Olik, is looking forward to selling yoghurt from the Kabondo kitchen.
This group, led by Mrs. Ruth Akeyo, has extensive experience with advocacy within Oyugis. Their expertise is invaluable in communicating the expected benefits of the yoghurt, and with the implementation of all marketing tactics.
Mrs. Betha Onyango leads this group, empowering and supporting the women in their community. The women from this group are responsible for the production and distribution of the yoghurt at the Oyugis kitchen.