INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES
One way Abba Self Help Group works to empower themselves, and the other people in the group, is with income generating activities. These activities sustain themselves, and support the school and orphans that live on the compound.
As previously stated with the support of fundraisers, we were able to purchase for the Abba Self Help Group a posho mill in 2007. Ugali is a staple food for the people of Kenya. It is made from flour that has been ground from maize (corn) and water, and is eaten at lunch and dinner. People and schools in the surrounding area come to Abba to pay to have their maize ground down into this flour. Abba School also uses it to ground the maize into flour for the children at school and orphans.
Fish is another staple food for the people of the community because of the close proximity to Lake Victoria. Abba Self Help Group has a large fish pond that has been stocked with fingerling mud fish. The fish are fed, and allowed to mature and grow larger for about three months. When they are harvested, the fish are sold at local markets, bringing in more income to sustain other activities.