Becoming self-sustaining

gardensohkKenya faces several socio-economic challenges; among the top two are unemployment and poverty. Growing up to become a self-sustaining adult in Kenya is extremely difficult. Employment options are limited and yet employment is the key to becoming a self-sustaining adult, which in turn will help to elevate poverty. Creating more employment options for our youth is critical to our mission.

Tourism in Kenya is the 2nd largest source of foreign revenue following agriculture.
Given that tourism is a substantial revenue generator, it seems perfect that God has given us a dream to build an Eco Resort that will create employment and job training options for our youth. Secondarily, the Resort will increase sustainability of our projects, as all profits will be recycled into the ministry for growth and sustainability. In 2010 SOHK acquired four acres of pristine land nestled in the Rift Valley of
overlooking Lake Nakuru, which is perfect place for our Eco Resort.

Eco Tourism or Responsible Tourism is becoming extremely popular, as more and more people want to travel in a way that is environmentally sound while enjoying the world’s God given pristine natural habitats. The spiritual and physical health benefits of spending time in nature are well documented. Kenya is a county of extreme contrast from mountains to valleys, exotic animals and colorful tribal cultures. Besides tourism there is a fair amount of long term and short term missionary work that is being done in Kenya and the resort will be available for those travelers also.

Objectives:
Create sustainability for SOHK- so we do not depend solely on outside donations. (important to our children’s futures as they grow older we need to create income generating projects that will contribute to their futures. We need to have funds for their education and training so that they will be fully able to contribute to society and be prepared for the future. While also creating jobs for our at risk youth so that in turn they can go from what society would be consider a pariah to contributing members of society and be fully rehabilitated.

Create jobs and training for our at risk youth and former street boys in tourism and Hospitality. (While also creating jobs for our at risk youth so that in turn they can go from what society would be consider a pariah to contributing members of society and be fully rehabilitated.)
uses of land- after phase 2 we can use land for camping, backpackers, retreats. when complete a tented camp. We can use for mentioned and weddings, events for local churches and businesses.
This will be done in phases and after second phase is complete we can use land immediately to generated income while waiting on funds for following phases to be raised.
We have area fenced off and are about to complete phase 1 – which is SEPTIC TANK Construction which includes septic tank and soak pit inclusive of all piping drainage and external finish to structural detail TOTAL cost 6652 USD
On my return we will be ready to start phase 2: showers restrooms- Foundation works including hardcore fill,compacting & casting of slab 150mm thick to finish, wall erecting foundation poles with quarry stone, plastering to finish inclusive of roof setting fixing and thatching. Foundation works including hardcore fill,compacting& casting of slab 150mm thick to finish, wall erecting foundation poles with quarry
stone, plastering to finish inclusive of roof setting fixing and thatching. All electrical and plumbing works and external
cladding to detail. Provide all iron mongery and steel fabrication for the windows and doors to detail. All electrical and plumbing works and external cladding to detail. Once this is complete we can start generating income. The cost for Phase 2 is 18,000 USD. We can push this forward if any amount of funds can be donated to this phase.

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