Who are we?
Ecofinder Kenya is run by a group of proactive, experienced and trained personnel and volunteers as members or officials who in the spirit of community service, collective responsibility, team work, environmental stewardship and volunteerism undertake numerous programmatic interventions headed by team leaders under the ambit of thematic working groups.
Thus, the Organization benefits from a team of experts and community volunteers who have experience in various aspects of appropriate technologies, community based natural resources management, impact assessment, environmental governance, project planning and management, participatory GIS, information and communication technologies (ICT), entrepreneurship, pro-poor communication, social work and preventive health care, social marketing and applied theatre and puppetry.
Our History and Motivation
Ecofinder was formed by like-minded young people residing in shanties of Kisumu who were touched and moved by myriad problems (State of affairs) affecting them and other young people in the slums and beyond; idleness and unemployment, substance abuse, school drop-outs, unwanted pregnancies, unhealthy boy-girl relationships, peer influence/ pressure, sexually transmitted infections and other ailments, environmental mismanagement, street urchins, orphans, lack of basic needs inter alia. Therefore, the pioneer members decided to initiate this self-help project (CBO) to mobilize the young people to take a proactive role in ameliorating the aforementioned state of affairs.
Ecofinder Kenya operates on the principle of integrated or holistic approach in tackling the myriad problems: Environment, Health and other Socio-economic problems and to accommodate the diverse background and interests of the people involved. The organization also recognizes the gender concerns in the society and aims at achieving social justice, equity and poverty alleviation.
The mandate of Ecofinder Kenya is captured in its herein stated vision, mission, goals and objectives:
Over 20 Years Reputation for Excellence
Building Sustainable Livelihoods, Environment, and People.
Goals And Objectives
2. To promote natural resources conservation among Lake Victoria communities.
3. To promote environmental friendly enterprises for poverty alleviation
4. To facilitate sustainable development education, training and advocacy on various thematic issues among Lake Victoria grass-root communities.