L-R Members of the Perth Partners in Mission team, the Rev Marie Aitken, the Rev
The Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (CBR)
of the Anglican Diocese of Eldoret in Kenya has, in
conjunction with the Diocese of Perth and the Anglican
Board of Mission, initiated a project to address the plight of people with disabilities in communities.
CBR works in Uasin Gishu, North Rift and Nandi Counties. Since its inception it has assisted 4,500 adults and children with disabilities.
The project is aimed at facilitating progressive transformation of people with disabilities (PWDs) towards improved livelihoods.
The majority of the population in Uasin Gishu County, where the project is focussed, face many socioeconomic challenges that hinder their inclusion, integration and participation in development. This situation is made even worse for PWDs due to their additional stigmatization and marginalisation.
The fact that people in general are fighting so hard for survival means that the plight of the disabled is not a priority. The County Government of Uasin Gishu is trying in a small way to assist PWDs on a one-time basis and with hand-outs.
CBR believes that people with disabilities have the potential and capacity to lead normal lives. Through your support, CBR aims to become a model centre in Uasin Gishu County where people with disabilities are included in all sectors of development that enhance their social wellbeing. The project will include provision of small grants to PWDs to help them develop small sustainable businesses which with provide them with access to disposable income and independence.
Specifically, the project involves training eight people with disabilities in economic activities. This will
enhance their social welfare, by assisting them to identify viable business opportunities through the provision of business mentors. Training in financial management and record keeping, along with low interest loans to set up businesses will be provided.
CBR is also conducting awareness-raising about including PWDs within the Church, county and other
organisations. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of people with a disability by empowering them with training and a small loan to build their independence.
KE011DB needs $10,000 in 2018 (non tax-deductible)
Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.