Akhonya Development CBO

Akhonya Development CBO – Kongoni Community Library

Date grant awarded: February 17, 2019

Kongoni Community Library is located Kakamega County, Western Kenya, where the poverty level is one of the highest in the country. The community is facing various health issues and schools are not well equipped with learning materials. Kongoni Community Library gives hope to the community as a sanctuary and safe space. It acts as a neutralizer between the students who attend well equipped private schools and those in less equipped public schools.

Engaging activities, such as music and sports, attract youth to the space, thus reducing idleness, such has ben noted to lead to drug abuse, sex, and early pregnancies in the community. The library has, and will continue, to bring positive changes and impact to the the Kakamega community.