Tumaini Fund for Economic Development International (TFEDI) is a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. It is set up in order to fight the widespread poverty in Nairobi’s slums and many social problems that result from this state.
Tumaini’s vision is to see all people are healthy and financially capable of providing their basic needs, while our mission is to educate, equip and train vulnerable people in society to be changemakers within their present community.
Our key objectives include:
- Create and enhance economic opportunities, through upskilling training, mentorship programs offered with partners
- Create and facilitate empowerment through identifying barriers to opportunities and providing applicable solutions.
- Getting more of the poor active in doing business, through provision of financial literacy education, offered in conjunction with synergetic organisations.
Tumaini Fund for Economic Development International commenced operating in Kenya, in 2005. The main activities of TFEDI involve providing educational support to the vulnerable children living within the slum community in Nairobi; as well catering to the needs of special children abandoned by their families due to their disability in Siaka School for Special Children, located in Bungoma.
We provide a means to create and enhance economic opportunities and provision of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services and commodities whereby individuals with HIV/AIDS will be beneficiaries as well as members of the organisation.
When they become economically empowered, they can afford healthcare, that includes the access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy, balanced diet and treatment arising from opportunistic infections as well as the routine laboratory tests that are required to monitor the progress.