Village monthly income
Available village capital
Capital deployed (this month)
Total deployed (all time)
What happened this month?
Clean water for Titye Secondary School
This month we passed a vote and embarked on a project in collaboration with Tanzania Development Trust to bring water to Titye Secondary school in western Tanzania.
Currently, the 486 students and more than 1200 people living nearby need to fetch their water from a stream 2.3 km away. Bringing water to Titye will allow girls to spend much more time on their studies, and so improve their educational performance and long term prospects.
This month significant progress was made in the drilling of the well and the school will have a clean, quality and consistent water source within the coming days.
💧 Progress update— Kwanda (@JoinKwanda) December 1, 2020
🇹🇿 Clean water-well project for Titye Secondary school in Tanzania.
The team at Titye are now down to 27m and have reached the aquifer. They'll continue for another 3m to ensure water throughout the year.https://t.co/MNdFDZTibMpic.twitter.com/qPfiGk9Hj5
Supporting flood relief efforts in Jamaica
This month saw Jamaica get hit hard by tropical storms. The storms - Zeta and Eta left parts of the island in shambles; overflowing rivers, landslides, destruction of homes and loss of at least two lives.
A large number of our villagers consider Jamaica home and brought this to the attention of the village. In response, we were able to deploy £3000 efficiently to support relief efforts through Food For The Poor (Jamaica) - a large local charity who were best equipped to respond to the immediate needs of those affected.
This week in Kwanda.— Kwanda (@JoinKwanda) November 27, 2020
🇯🇲 £3000 donation to support flood relief efforts in Jamaica.
🇬🇭 £500 contribution to COVID-19 fund for Ghanaian artists.
🇹🇿 Drilling began for the clean water well project in Tanzania.https://t.co/MNdFDZTibMpic.twitter.com/yKO44dSfGD
Support for Ghanaian Artists impacted by COVID-19
This month we made a £500 contribution to an existing fund which has been created to provide a safety net for artists in Ghana finding themselves out of work due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Given the lack of government support for such industries across Africa, our little contribution could go a long way for individual artists. As we grow, we hope to be a more significant force in supporting and encouraging the arts.
Five paid scholarships for UX/UI design students
This month Tese, a student we provided a scholarship to as part of our Five paid scholarships for UX/UI design students project, landed a role as a UX/UI designer - and so soon after completing the course.
Yet another example of the life-changing impact we can have when we pool our capital for good.
Soo I got a job as a UX designer 🥳— OFURE. (@tse_omo) November 9, 2020
Kwanda x disguise - 12 months paid internships
In October, we partnered with the award-winning global visual technology company disguise, to offer paid internships to Black professionals seeking experience in the industry.
I'm glad to say we're now moving candidates into interviews throughout December and will be placing four professionals in roles come January.
We are excited to announce our partnership with award-winning global visual technology company @disguise_one to offer paid internships to Black professionals seeking experience in the industry.https://t.co/qdXq9EBgtG— Kwanda (@JoinKwanda) November 29, 2020
What's happening in December?
Sustainable agriculture project in Nyanza, Rwanda
We're currently holding a vote on a project which if passed, will support 82 impoverished families (492 individuals) in Nyabisindu Village, Rwanda.
Each family will be provided with expert training in agricultural practice, animal husbandry, finance and saving, which will be organised and carried out by our partners Dufatanye Organization.
Once the training is complete, we will provide each family with ten banana trees, two fruit trees, two laying hens, vegetable seeds, and fertiliser - which will provide a sustainable method for them to combat malnutrition and diseases associated with hunger.
The families will also learn how to save can produce an income for the first time by selling the surplus produce from their fruit trees, banana trees and laying hens.
🛖 Villagers.— Kwanda (@JoinKwanda) December 2, 2020
We’re holding a vote to approve a new project:
🇷🇼 Sustainable agriculture project for 82 families in Nyabisindu Village in Rwanda
The proposal and vote are live on your dashboards, and voting closes on Sunday.https://t.co/MNdFDZTibMpic.twitter.com/tjAULvjwZh
November was a strong month for Kwanda. We added new members to our team, forged strong partnerships and made significant progress towards funding and executing more sustainable investments and projects in communities. There's still a way to go, but we're starting to get into a stride, and I feel really good about us returning to executing projects globally.
I hope you enjoyed this November report.
The more villagers we have, the more reliable our structure becomes for black communities. If you haven't already, I ask you to join us or spread the word!
Until next time.