Jitolee Initiative

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined May 2023

Where we work: The organization is a small and upcoming organization that works to uplift the livelihoods of people living in informal settlements within the Nairobi metropolitan.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, HIV/Aids, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Our organization is dedicated to uplifting the livelihoods of people living in informal settlements within the Nairobi metropolitan area. Through a holistic approach, we aim to empower individuals and communities by providing access to education, healthcare, sustainable livelihood opportunities, and essential services. Our mission is to create a positive and lasting impact, fostering resilience and enabling the transformation of informal settlements into thriving and inclusive communities.

The do the above through:

  1. Needs Assessment and Community Engagement;
  2. Education and Skill Development;
  3. Healthcare and Sanitation Initiatives;
  4. Livelihood Support;
  5. Infrastructure Development:
    • Advocate for improved infrastructure and housing conditions, working with local authorities and stakeholders to address issues like access to electricity, proper roads, and waste management.
    • Implement small-scale infrastructure projects that enhance the living conditions and safety of the community.
  6. Advocacy and Policy Engagement:
    • Engage in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the challenges faced by informal settlements and advocate for policies that promote their integration and development.
    • Collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to influence policy decisions and secure resources for sustainable development.
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate the impact of our interventions to ensure their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
    • Regularly engage with the community to gather feedback and incorporate their input in program design and implementation.
  8. Partnerships and Fundraising:
    • Forge strategic partnerships with local and international organizations, businesses, and philanthropic entities to leverage resources and expertise.
    • Develop fundraising strategies and initiatives to secure financial support for the organization’s activities and long-term sustainability.