Our Environmental Conservation Program balances long-term conservation with sustainable use.
This program aims at having a community-managed savings and loans methodology that focuses on building the capacity of people fighting poverty through best practices of simplicity and transparency during operations. They also have a micro business revolving fund scheme from which the rural communities especially the women acquire start up capital for their agricultural income generating projects.
NYAKU’s food security program supports the rural communities with various agronomic training practices, improved cereal and legume seeds, animals, high value crops like green vegetables, mushrooms, fruits apples, paw paws and avocado to ensure high yields for increased household food and nutrition security
Adolescents are more exposed to accidents and injuries, unintended pregnancies and the physical, mental and economic repercussions of birth defects, HIV and AIDS, and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease. For children and adolescents in emergency and humanitarian settings, health risks escalate. Life-saving health services are often unavailable or inaccessible, making newborns, children, adolescents and mothers particularly vulnerable to harm. In the coming decades, demographic changes threaten to strain global health systems. Some 2 billion births are projected worldwide between 2018 and 2050. Africa remains the world’s only region anticipating a substantial increase in births, with repercussions for thinly stretched health systems. In Asia, ageing populations are also expected to put pressure on health systems.
NYAKU's "From Street to Home Campaign" is a project that helps homeless children between 5-16 years of age find a stable home environment. They also support children through school fees and scholastic materials, and are soon hoping to construct a school.
Without these basic needs, the lives of millions of children are at risk. For children under five, water- and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.