About SOFA

SOFAFRICA (spreading organic farming in Africa) is a registered non-governmental community based organization that focuses on ensuring continued learning and practice of Agro-Ecological Agriculture in rural communities for improved food and dietary conditions.

It is a local nonprofit making organization created with an aim of promoting good health, sustainable social and economic development to marginalized or under privileged; enhance well conserved environment; work in climatic change resilience and food security; and to alleviate poverty and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and chronic illnesses through provision of educational, recreational and lifelong learning opportunities for vulnerable children and the youth.

The mission of SOFAFRICA is to promote interventions that build the wellbeing of under privileged people through capacity development, advocacy and impact mitigation and has a vision to see a community which is free from poverty, where every individual enjoys freedom and rights.

The organization’s main offices and demonstration center are located at Chuka Township, in Tharaka Nithi County.  It was founded in 2017

Areas of Operation

SOFAFRICA is currently working in various counties Tharaka Nithi County, Meru County, Nairobi County, and others on consultancy on our Extension outreach services around the country and within East Africa.


SOFAFRICA Objectives are weaved into the following:

a) Alleviate the impact of chronic illnesses including HIV and AIDS, Drug Abuse through provision of evidence based interventions among the targeted.

b) Develop to full capacity the African child in order for them to contribute effectively towards national development.

c) Design and implement interventions that shall significantly improve the lives of vulnerable communities in Kenya/Africa.

d) Promote community development through innovative approaches deployed in various targeted communities for the benefit of the marginalized people.

e) Advance the rights and freedoms of vulnerable groups through lobbying and advocacy.

F) To equip the smallholder farming community including young farmers with the ability to be self-reliant and food/ nutrition secured in an ecologically sound way, and where possible to produce surplus and add value for effective marketing.

g) To ensure that continuity of ecological farming practice and information spread through farmer to farmer learning and interaction is happening extensively in all communities where SOFAFRICA works.

H) To complement and actively participate in appropriate networks for information exchange and advocacy at all level.

g) To mentor young up-coming school leavers and professionals on the need to be independent and uphold good morals.

h) To train the community in small scale entrepreneurship for wealth creation/self-reliance.

i) To influence the community and other well-wishers on the need to help the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children by providing education and other basic needs.

j) To conduct baseline survey in order to facilitate impact assessment exercise of our laid down projects.

K) To establish SOFAFRICA as a relevant, well organized, motivated and adequately resourced organization doing high quality work.

SOFAFRICA is governed by a seven (7) Board of Directors comprised of representatives across the area of coverage, the program Director and a chairperson. Besides it has a strong personnel team of employees/volunteers and occasionally offers internship to college students.

 

Our Vision

SOFAFRICA envisions a just, self-reliant rural, urban and peri urban community which is social-economic and environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Mission Statement

Main Objective

SOFAFRICA main focus is to work with the vulnerable communities and youths by building their livelihood capacities to alleviate poverty.


Our Values

SOFAFRICA is guided by the following values:

  • Hard work
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Learning
  • Growth and Sustainability



  • Our Policies

    • Human resource
    • Financial
    • Transport


    Below are some of the achievements:

    -250 vulnerable children reached under schools gardening and feeding programs

    -500 Trees Nurseries Established in schools and local groups

    -50 people living with HIV&AIDS reached with small livestock revolving project for food security and economic empowerment/entrepreneurship.

    -2000 Farmers trained on sustainable agro ecological agriculture and environmental conservation

    -50 indigenous community seed banks established

    -Engagement with community-based child care centers/orphanages.

    -Partnerships with government ministries, learning institutions like colleges and universities

    -Products value addition initiative

    -International Volunteer programs initiative

    -Launch of SOFAfrica coffee camps for eco-tourism and cultural exchanges

    -Local community Table Banking to enhance economic empowerment

    -Community Library

    -Research on spirulina and value chain

    Find Us

    Address

    Chuka, Tharaka-Nithi County

    Phone

    +254 (759) 46308

    E-mail

    sofafrica101@gmail.com