Our mission is to support the activities of Dago Dala Hera, “The Home Of Love,” in their efforts to build sustainable development programs and support better lifestyles for everyone in the Dago Kenya community.
Dago Dala Hera Self Help Group is a community-based organization in the local village that implements and oversees projects to improve the welfare of the Dago Kogelo community.
Dago is a village of 3,000 in the southwestern part of Kenya, not far from the border of Tanzania and Lake Victoria. Dago’s residents are part of the Luo tribe. The Luo are over three million people and the third-largest community in Kenya, making up around 13% of the entire population.
History suggests that the Luo traveled along the Nile River from Sudan, arriving in Kenya around 500 years ago. They established settlements on the lands surrounding Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake. The residents of Dago are mainly farmers, raising animals and cultivating plants to sustain their livelihood. Life for most people in Dago is challenging because they must work hard for sustenance with little education and healthcare resources.
Our Desk Project is raising money to buy desks for the Dago Primary School (grades 1-8) which has been identified as a significant need.