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  • DescriptionA TRUST BASED MEANINGFUL HELPING AND FREE LEARNING FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS



    I am Calvince Majengo, a 27 years old man from Mfangano Island in the lake Victoria kenya. Am an electrician by profession.
    Am blessed with a lovely, welcoming and God fearing family and neighbours with high hospitality to all helpers.
    We are welcoming all Volunteers to help us on our rural family farm projects in Mfangano Islands in lake Victoria kenya, please do feel free write us an email.
    Protruding from the middle of lake Victoria stands tall Mfangano Island . It is the biggest Island in Kenya in the lake Victoria. It's neighbouring Islands are, Rusinga, Takawiri, Kibwogi, Remba, Ringiti and the Migingo Island.
    From the capital Nairobi, you can take a bus from Nairobi to Mbita and then take a ferry across the lake to the Island. NOTE; THIS ROUTE IS LONGER BUT CHEAP. Or one can opt to take a plane from Nairobi to Kisumu then take a bus from Kisumu to Mbita, then ferry from Mbita to the Island. NOTE; THIS ROUTE IS FASTER BUT EXPENSIVE.



    CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND LEARNING
    1. VOLUNTEERS will have an opportunity of a life time to visit the local sights of Mfangano Island to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the mountain view. They can always walk and meet people from the local and learn their way of life through cultural exchange.
    2. They can go swimming any time they feel like in the lake 100 meters from our residence. Helpers can go fishing just for fun if they feel like.
    3. Apart from monkeys and snakes ( which are very rare) there are no wild animals in Mfangano Island, this makes it a perfect and safe place for setting camping sites. Simple and cheap lakeside camping also available. If you are interested in sport fishing, bird watching, boat trips/expeditions and hiking then this is the perfect place for you.
    4. There are several bear- pubs for local music and variety of drinks, you can also watch soccer if you are a fun of EPL, BUNDESLIGA, LALIGA and the SERIE A.
    5. VOLUNTEERS with higher interest in crop growing especially seasonal and annual crops should utilities the period between MARCH and JULY yearly. But animal rearing, poultry farming , fishing and other types of farming continues throughout the year
    6. The month of JULY is very cold but dry. In AUGUST most seasonal crops are harvested , these are the crops we depend on for both food and commercial in this region seconded by fishing.
    DECEMBER is the most enjoyable month with plenty of sunshine. Most tourists visit during this period. Families come together during this period to celebrate CHRISTMAS.

    If at all you don't have any relevant skills, you can also just come to relax, tour, enjoy the good climatic condition of Mfangano Island, meet and interact with the locals and learn our way of life and cultural exchange.

    ACCOMMODATION; Volunteers will stay with the host family form the local community of Mfangano Island. Each Volunteer will have their own bed fitted with a mosquito net. Couple may share a room, but none couples will stay in different rooms.

    Mfangano Island is located in the country side of Kenya, due to this fact we don't have sewage system so we use pit latrines. We also don't have tap water we use water direct from the lake. The lake water is very safe for both cooking, bathing and laundry. Drinking water is either boiled, chemically treated or one can opt to buy from the local shops.

    Helpers will be provided total security over their belongings. They will have three meals a day provided by the host family.
    Food will be prepared by the host's family according to the normal daily diet and the request of the visitor in case he or she is interested in a different meal. If a Volunteer comes with their own budget, their meals will be prepared on their order or demand.

    "THANK YOU AND WELCOME ALL"
  • LocationKenya, Homa Bay County

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Art project
    Babysitting / Childcare
    Charity work
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    Help with eco project
  • Hours per day 2 to 3 hours per day
  • Work requirements: No specific requirements as long as they will cooperate
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Long term
  • Maximum number of helpers: 4
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Swahili and Luo
  • Has pets? A cat and a Dog
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: ACCOMMODATION; Volunteers will stay with the host family form the local community of Mfangano Island. Each Volunteer will have their own bed fitted with a mosquito net. Couple may share a room, but none couples will stay in different rooms.

    Mfangano Island is located in the country side of Kenya, due to this fact we don't have sewage system so we use pit latrines. We also don't have tap water we use water direct from the lake. The lake water is very safe for both cooking, bathing and laundry. Drinking water is either boiled, chemically treated or one can opt to buy from the local shops.

    Helpers will be provided total security over their belongings. They will have three meals a day provided by the host family.
    Food will be prepared by the host's family according to the normal daily diet and the request of the visitor in case he or she is interested in a different meal. If a Volunteer comes with their own budget, their meals will be prepared on their order or demand.
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