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About The Nasio Trust

The Nasio Trust is a registered charity based in the UK and Kenya that derives its inspiration and values from the Christian faith working and supporting individuals regardless of their beliefs or background.

Our community-based approach is aimed at providing a holistic solution to ending the cycle of poverty.

We do this by working with the community and creating strong partnerships. Our charity has a three-pronged approach to tackling poverty, focusing on:

We believe that our model, developed over time working with communities to meet THEIR needs, is the right and sustainable approach to ending poverty and the vulnerability of children.

The Nasio Model

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Our Philosophy

We believe children should not grow up in institutions like orphanages, where they are isolated from society because of poverty, sickness, disease or death of parents. Children should live in a loving family with dignity without being stigmatised by the cause of their vulnerability.

By encouraging entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency, we create communities that can look after themselves.

Our Strategy

A key part of the Nasio Trust strategy is sustainability, empowering communities to set up and run their own sustainable income generating projects to break the cycle of poverty. This is for two reasons – first so that their dependency on funds from the UK is reduced as they develop their own sustainable enterprises and second so that we can go on to help other impoverished areas in western Kenya.

We are helping these communities to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become entrepreneurial – spotting opportunities for viable small businesses, preparing business plans and getting started. Over time our goal is to break the cycle of poverty.

The key elements of our strategy are to:

  • Break the cycle of poverty through education, healthcare training, food production and apprenticeships enabling the communities of Mumias and Musanda to be self-reliant.
  • Improve the health and well-being of the communities.
  • Develop sustainable projects, supporting communities to become self-sufficient in food production and income generation.
  • Replicate the Nasio model to impact further disadvantaged communities in Western Kenya.
  • Provide volunteering opportunities in Kenya for UK professionals, university interns, people in education, disadvantaged or vulnerable young people to help them develop life skills to think and act independently, recognising their role in a global society, and equipping them to meet life’s challenges to strive to help make the world a better place.
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