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Celebrating 15 Years Of The Nasio Trust

If you aren't familiar with the Nasio story, have a look at this video. You can see how it all began, and discover our aspiration for a future where the cycle of poverty is broken in the communities we support.

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About The Nasio Trust

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 through strong partnerships and supporting them to set up and run sustainable income generating projects.

We believe that our model, developed over time working with the 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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We do not institutionalise vulnerable children. By encouraging entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency, we create communities that can look after themselves.

Our 2020 Vision

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. That’s why we have set a goal that by 2020 the communities of Mumias and Musanda (the two areas where the Nasio Trust has been established) will be self-sufficient with minimal financial support from the UK. 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.

Our 5-Year Strategy

The key elements of our five-year 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 wellbeing 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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