Maisha Bora was founded in 2005 by Hannah Wanjiru and Becky Dalton. It has grown from supporting one student at secondary level to providing scholarships and employability support to 30 students per year. We are supported by a range of donors but would like Maisha Bora to create income itself as an organisation in order to be less reliant on donors. We have been trialling different kinds of enterprise activity as part of these efforts. These include buying and selling maize, growing and selling wheat and running ICT courses on a commercial basis. If you would like to be involved in this area of our work please contact us.
We are governed by a volunteer board made up of local professionals including teachers, an accountant and a social worker. The board meets on a regular basis and monitors the work of our two staff members who run the daily activities of the organisation from an office in Naivasha Town. Maisha Bora is a member of local NGO and professional networks. We believe our students have the potential to make large contributions to the communities they live in and the organisations they work for. We are keen to build relationships with local businesses and partners who can help in creating opportunities for our students – and benefit from all they have to offer as potential employees.