CSR: Thanks for giving kids a chance

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The Horticultural Fair was started in 2002 to bring together exhibitors and visitors in a spacious and pleasant environment at affordable prices.

Naivasha is not only scenic and central but it is home to one of the largest horticultural communities in East Africa. We have seen the numbers of exhibitors and visitors rise every year as the Naivasha Horticultural Fair gets bigger and better!

Every year we manage to attract managers and directors of almost all the flower farms in Kenya, so the exhibitors are able to meet existing and potential clients of the highest level.

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is run by a small group of hardworking volunteers and is 100 per cent charitable. Big thanks go to our generous sponsors! All the money collected goes to local and national charities with a focus on, but not limited to, caring for women and children. Children homes, com-munity clinics, HIV/AIDS projects, schools and hospitals all benefit, as well as small desparate case by case donations that make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

The Horticultural Fair was able to make big, essential donations of food and primary neccessities to internally displaced persons. The

Horticultural Fair is pleased to give something back to the community that supports us.

NHFair Trust is completely chari-table with all the money raised go-ing towards local/national causes many of them children/girl/women organizations, to raise awareness about  issues and living standards.

The Naivasha children are very muchanintegralpart oftheHortifair and give back to us all 100 per cent and more than we give them! For more information on the Naivasha Children log onto www.ncshelter. org.

Naivasha Children Shelter is grateful to the NHFair Trust for its amazing support every year and for inviting the children to be part of the fair which is the highlight of the year’s activities.

In the past year we have sent a large number of children to government schools and have been able to buy more educational books and tools for our own school. We now have a carpentry department and at the end of the year, the boys will sit the government certificate test and will leave the Shelter skilled in a trade, a goal which the Fair has ena¬bled us to achieve.

We have also purchased sports equipment as the boys love football and now take part in tournaments. Our computer department is also doing well -the children are now

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is run by a small group of hardworking volunteers and is 100% charitable.

conversant with the internet.

Our vegetable garden, chickens and cows yield much of our food, Without funds the Shelter would simply not function and we are very thankful for the support of Naivasha Horticultural Fair.

The Safe House, a rescue shelter home for abused children, spon-sored by the Rotary Club of Naivasha, has received over Ksh4 million from the NHFair Trust.  (www.rotarysafehouse.org) NHFair also donates to many other joint effort community projects with the Rotary Club.

NHFair Trust sponsors the Red Cross office in Naivasha, the Naivasha Disabled Persons, the Kijani Clinic (a community clinic at the Chief’s Compound in Karagita),

have donated about Ksh1 million to build a maternity wing at Karagita Dispensary, the Feed the Hungry Campaign in conjunction with CFC, numerous HIV AIDS Projects, updat-ing and/or building toilet facilities in many local schools, and many small scale water projects. NHFair Trust buys the balls for the Annual Ladies Football Tournament organized by NACOHAG, to name but a few of the organizations that benefit from the Naivasha Hortifair.

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