• Quarry Drive, Donholm Nairobi Kenya
  • +254 776 826 051
  • contact@misseastlands.org
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MISS EASTLANDS FOOD PANTRY

Achieving Goal 2 By Addressing Food Waste

Our program is founded on goal 2 of sustainable development: ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition among young and vulnerable lactating mothers in slums and informal settlements of Eastlands Nairobi. Hunger is often not a food problem; it’s a logistics problem. Nearly 15-30% of food is wasted. Whereas billions of pounds of food go to waste, every year, 1 in 4 people suffer malnourishment.

Our food pantry systems capture surplus food and deliver it to the young vulnerable mothers who need it most. We realize this by engaging all sectors of society (governments, businesses, and civil organizations) in the process. We acquire donated food, much of which would otherwise be wasted, from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources, making it available to the at most risk young lactating mothers in need through an established network of partners. These partners include other nonprofit programs that provide food to the hungry.

How Many People Are Suffering from Poverty?

According to the most recent Global Hunger Index report, Kenya’s food security is worsening, and for every three Kenyans, one is grappling with severe food insecurity and poor nutrition. 20% cent of Kenyans do not meet the required dietary needs that can sustain a healthy and productive life. The case is worse for young and vulnerable lactating mothers in the slums and informal settlements of Nairobi’s Eastlands considering that a young mother has to breastfeed while she is hungry! Their children too struggle with hunger and do not meet the required dietary needs that can sustain healthy and productive life.

Who Receives Food from Local Food Pantries?

Young and at most risk lactating mothers in slums and informal settlements of Nairobi’s Eastlands are our priority. Hunger and undernutrition are often linked to extreme poverty and lack of access to available, sufficient, nutritious food. Miss Eastlands Food Pantry’s program focuses on food security and livelihoods programs that aims to empower vulnerable young lactating mothers and their children in the local community to improve their access to food, income, and markets. During the six-months lactation period, we train and build the capacity of the young at most risk mothers. We help them on how to identify income generating activities (IGAs) through selection, planning and management (SPM) approach and ultimately train them on how to save using the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILCs) methodology to increase production and market their income generating activities.

Miss Eastlands Food Pantries Services for Hungry Young and Vulnerable Families

Through storefront pantries, produce and mobile distributions in 12 constituencies, young and vulnerable lactating mothers and their children count on the Miss Eastlands Food Pantries when they are mostly in need. Currently, through our partners, our food pantry program provides the self-stable groceries to Eastlands’ families suffering from food insecurity and hunger. The Miss Eastlands Food Pantry is honored to provide more than 50 families meals since the outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020.

MISS EASTLANDSMILE

It’s All About Togetherness

In everything we do, we have the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized youth and young at most risk lactating mothers, social entrepreneurs and other partners in focus. We lead by what we do, and share our learnings to find solutions and support the activities of social entrepreneurs. This way, we want to contribute to significant and lasting change.

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MISS EASTLANDSMILE

Our vision is to create a better everyday life for as many people as possible. We achieve this by including products and services from social entrepreneurs in our offer.

Miss EastlandSmile provides you with a buying and selling platform to benefit vulnerable youth and young at most risk lactating mothers. Experience feel-good shopping with Miss EastlandSmile. When you join Miss EastlandSmile, you can generate donations by shopping at the charity online shop and we’ll donate 5% of eligible purchases to your favourite charitable cause. Find ways to give that fit your passions at no fees, no extra cost.

Buying To Benefit Our Charity Cause

Miss EastlandSmile buyers can donate to their favorite cause in the following ways: Buy items from sellers committed to donating all or part of the proceeds to our charity cause. Browse all listings from your favorite charity in the Miss EastlandSmile Charity Shop. When you check out, 5% will be donated to your favorite charity cause.

Browse for your preferred charity cause and select them as your favorites, then every time you pay for items on Miss EastlandSmile, you’ll have the option to also donate to a favorite charity cause. Alternatively, you can donate to our charity cause where hundreds of young and vulnerable lactating mothers created Miss EastlandSmile Charity Lists of items they need right now. Simply browse, order, and enjoy giving.

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Miss Eastlands Social Entrepreneurship is all about making a positive impact.

    Selling to benefit Miss Eastlands
    Organization Charity Cause

    Community Selling: Donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support your chosen charity cause. You can customize the donation percentage and the charity you want to support for each individual listing. The minimum donation amount is 10% for Miss EastlandSmile listings.

    Direct Selling: You can associate Miss EastlandSmile username with a specific charity cause. All sales associated with this username are considered direct selling for the charity, and 100% of selling proceeds will benefit that named charity cause. When your item sells, you don’t have to do anything. Four weeks after the sale, Miss EastlandSmile will collect the donation from you. When you list your items with Miss EastlandSmile listings, the organization’s logo and description will appear in your listing description. The organization can request to have the listing canceled if they prefer not to be associated with the listing.

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    Building On The Success

    We’re looking forward to supporting programs that accelerate the movement of social entrepreneurship in general. At the same time, we are continuing to look for new and innovative partnerships that will offer Miss EastlandSmile customers unique handmade collections and services.