Dandelion Africa is a non-profit NGO with over ten years of hands-on experience in community health, youth and entrepreneurial development. Situated in the heart of the Kenyan Rift Valley, its founder Wendo Aszed along with her small team have balanced a professional and tireless work ethic with a compassionate and welcoming outlook. The result is a grass-roots organisation that is able to truly make a difference and for those who need it the most.
To stimulate awareness and encourage involvement while creating sustainable solutions to improve the health and economic livelihoods of women and youth in these marginalized areas.
We envision a world where people in marginalized areas lives healthy, safe and educated lives.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up
Our Stories of Change
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Since Dandelion Africa starting issuing our school with sanitary towels,our lives have not been the same. Prior to their rescue,we would miss school because our parents could not afford to buy the towels for us. Absenteeism was high and very normal amongst girls. This program has translated to consistence school attendance resulting to improved academic performance.
Athinai primary school
I’m so grateful for the trainings Dandelion Africa has been offering us as women.Notably,the trainings on farming and Right Way Forward have been of significance to my area of interest and I have tried my very best to implement all that we have been trained on.I'm currently involved in vegetable farming and mat knitting as a form of income generating activities.
I'm a business woman based in Mogotio town. Through Street Business School trainings offered by Dandelion Africa, I was able to learn on record keeping and good customer services. The skills gained during the course have been relevant to my area of work. Long live Dandelion Africa.
My family is safe from water-bone diseases as compared to previous years. This is a change I have witnessed in less than a year all thanks to the Dew Drop Project courtesy of Dandelion Africa.In addition, the value addition trainings we have been undergoing have been very significant.
We have been visiting Kapsetek primary school since January (2018) while training the pupils on the Dream Course Method, Life skills, Sexual Reproductive Health and Goal setting.These trainings have led to improved academic performance,high transition rates and more confident pupils.
Felix & Ismael
We’ve been brought up in an environment that glorifies FGM. It’s unfortunate to report that the situation was worse some years back but we are glad that there has been positive progress since Dandelion Africa came in. The fall of a community is not caused by the foolishness of the bad people but by the silence of the good people. We are here to advocate for girls' rights and to call upon other boys to join us in the fight against FGM.