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NABIO selected as a Balliol MCR charity 2019/20!

NABIO selected as a Balliol MCR charity 2019/20!

NABIO voted in as a Balliol MCR charity 2019/20! NABIO has been voted as one of the four charities supported by Balliol MCR in 2019/20! It means the charity will receive 25% of the College MCR charity pot - from charity levies and a portion of the two BOP entrance...

A new season for 20 women!

A new season for 20 women!

After a year of work, the literal and metaphorical harvest of the NABIO Greenhouse is just around the corner! In just two weeks, the first 5 tonnes of tomatoes should be ready for harvest - 42 kilos for each of our 120 square meters of greenhouse! "Hidden capabilities...

It’s growing!

It’s growing!

These newborn tomato plants represent the beginning of a new season for the 20 widows in Samuli. The greenhouse was built last December. The widow group are now a few weeks into advanced agricultural training running through all of 2020. Most of the women are...

The NABIO NYELA greenhouse

The NABIO NYELA greenhouse

We are so excited to show you pictures of the brand new greenhouse in Samuli built December 2019! The project is brand new, but the whole NABIO team are excited to see where it goes.  The greenhouse We have built a Greenhouse and secured a customer that will buy...

An update from Jacinta and the wedding shop!

An update from Jacinta and the wedding shop!

In 2014, we brought 40 wedding dresses donated by Oasen Gallery in Skien to Emali. Our goal was to start a local business that could create employment opportunity in the area. Our local partners ( FPFK Samuli), introduced us to Jacinta Faustin, a hard-working and...

NABIO featured in Varden (Norwegian)

NABIO featured in Varden (Norwegian)

Our managing director has been accepted to Oxford University, putting NABIO at the front page of "Varden". The goal of NABIO is to bring together people that can support development through sharing ideas, finding capital, providing training, and give access to a...

Marketers in the charity sector: An interview with Dharshanaa Murugan

Marketers in the charity sector: An interview with Dharshanaa Murugan

Marketing is not immediately associated to the nonprofit sector, but marketers have a range of skills that can be used to make a difference! Dharshanaa Murugan is a second year Marketing and Management student at Newcastle University and is one of the volunteers that...

Let’s grow some tomatoes!

Let’s grow some tomatoes!

A greenhouse can allow the widow group to grow tomatoes for B2B sales in Nairobi We have already raised £2300 and want to use it to initiate a greenhouse project for the widow group in Samuli. A contract with a business in Nairobi means the group is guaranteed that...

‘Inspired by natural light’: An interview with Lydia Broom

‘Inspired by natural light’: An interview with Lydia Broom

A study from 2018 show that young adults have an unpresedented desire to make a positive change, but few actually take the step to become a volunteer. Lydia is one of the women behind NABIO. To her, volunteering was a natural extension of student life, and a way to...

Meet us at Tynemouth Market!

Meet us at Tynemouth Market!

Christmas will be here before we know it, and we bring a brand new collection with us to Tynemouth Market this Saturday! All our baskets come with a little label that tells the story about the women that produce the baskets, which makes it a stylish and ethical gift...

ZIP-line for Kenya!

ZIP-line for Kenya!

Each year, Zipslide UK comes to Newcastle and allow people to jump off the Tyne bridge to support a cause they love and support!Anqi (Anna) Li, Dharshanaa Murugan, Sami-Jo Florance and Andrea Stykket from our Newcastle team stepped up, and the Tyne river were crowded...

Ethical and sustainable lifestyle: Interview with vegan blogger Megan

Ethical and sustainable lifestyle: Interview with vegan blogger Megan

We have collaborated with the amazing vegan blogger Megan to bring you an insight into her sustainable and ethical lifestyle. We asked her some questions about her lifestyle and about becoming vegan. Here is what she had to say: What are your favourite vegan meals? My...

Enchipae health clinic

Enchipae health clinic

Before the clinic, Samuli had no other health facilities nearby, leaving the local communities without easy access to healthcare. Together with the local community and Women and Children (parent organization), we initiated a meeting with Kajiado county to discuss...

The typical Maasai girl

The typical Maasai girl

In the maasai community, a typical girl grows up from childhood to adulthood playing safe. Especially if they come from a village background where values and beliefs derive strength from traditions. Due to lack of education, these young girls do not get to know their...

Still looking for the perfect gift?

Still looking for the perfect gift?

If you live in Tyne and Wear, we will make sure you get it before the special day! Our mothers are so special to us - how to find a gift that lives up to how grateful we are? Why not treat your mother to something that she can cherish for the rest of her life (apart...

Watch our for our new web-shop!

Watch our for our new web-shop!

It's too early to reveal details, but NABIO is working on setting up an online shop which will be selling beautiful handcrafted baskets from Kenya. This project will allow us to provide work for impoverished women in rural areas - with all the associated benefits....

Want to volunteer for NABIO?

Want to volunteer for NABIO?

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers to join our new NABIO-basket team! Go to https://www.nabio.org/positions/ to see the deets.

Welcome to NABIO!

Welcome to NABIO!

Welcome to our brand new web-shop - home of beautifully handcrafted and ethically produced items, for you and everyone you know! Since January this year, our team has been working to deliver products that are eye-catching, high quality and ethically sourced. We are so...

NABIO Baskets

NABIO Baskets

NABIO Baskets is our most recent project and started January 2018. The project sells handcrafted baskets from Kenya in the UK. The initial plan was that the shop would provide regular income to a set group of women groups, but the sales are not stable enough to...

The Chicken Farm

The Chicken Farm

The chicken project was one of our less successful, but fun and creative projects. With the goal of securing funding for staff salaries the Enchipae Dispensary, we wanted to create a chicken farm that could generate income through sales of eggs and chickens. We "sold"...

The Wedding Salon

The Wedding Salon

A generous gift of 40 wedding dresses was donated and sparked the idea of opening a wedding salon in Emali. The shop was opened with the purpose of providing employment to impoverished women in the area, and help their families through securing an income. The shop...

The cotton candy project

The cotton candy project

When we first began setting up small enterprises for NABIO, we desperately needed startup capital. Donations are not always so easy to raise, so we came up with an alternative idea. We purchased a cotton candy machine for £1700. We earned back in less than three days!...

Cafe Oasis

Cafe Oasis

Cafe Oasen was opened with the purpose of generating capital for help in Samuli, Kenya. NABIO is a child organization of Women and Children Support Team International, and contributed to all the aspects of getting the cafe up and running. The young volunteers were...

Heading off!

Heading off!

With numerous bags packed full of wedding dresses, we are so excited to go to Kenya to discover opportunities for social enterprises.  

Signe i Varden

Signe i Varden

Pick up today's version of "Varden" to read about our work in Kenya across four pages, focusing on Signe and her journey!    

Welcome to gathering at our cafe!

Welcome to gathering at our cafe!

Since we opened the cafe, it has became a dear "oasis" for both the staff and our visitors. You can come find our cafe at "borgesad" every day from 11am to 4pm. We also have regular events, including waffleday on Wednseday, knitting club on Thursdays and a gathering...