Who We Are
Redeemed Gospel Mathare has been implementing social Development activities since the year 1992 before registering the social development wing “Supporting Arms Development Agency (SADA)” as a local NGO Kenya in December 2016. The focus was and continues to be communities living in the informal settlements areas that have over the years been confronted by high level of poverty and poor living standards. The main projects that SADA implements include; Education – Early Childhood Development (ECD) & Primary education, Vocational training, Economic Empowerment, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Relief support/cash transfer, HIV/AIDS, Gender and Women rights.
Where We Work
SADA’s areas of operations are in the sub counties of Kasarani, Starehe, Embakasi, Mathare and Ruaraka. These are informal settlements which are characterized by poor sewage systems, poor housing, and poverty, Inadequate health and schooling facilities, unemployment, malnutrition, child abuse, drug abuse, widespread of HIV/AIDS and high crime rate among other conditions.
There are evident cases of school age children who are found in the villages due to lack of fees and school uniforms. To survive, some of the families also engage in small hawking businesses which include selling paraffin outside their homes, vegetables, food kiosks and also selling cooked food on the road sides. Some women in the slums wash cloths for fee in estates adjusted to the slums. All these earnings/incomes are very low and inadequate to feed the families besides not meeting other basic needs. Some of the children have opted to go to the streets to scavenge in the dumpsites for food and materials for recycling in the industries.
Other indications of high poverty levels in these slums include the type of fuel used to prepare food which includes plastic tins, wood dust and pieces of wood collected from the streets. Most families eat one meal a day with very little or no diversity in their diets. Related to poverty also is the high disease burden with a high prevalence of communicable diseases.
Code Of Conduct
SADA Code of Conduct entails the values and rules that SADA and its staff will adhere to and safe-guard laid out standards. All staffs have to abide to child protection and PSEA policy which they sign and agree to before being recruited. There is also a mechanism in place through which beneficiaries can be able to raise complaint/concerns as regards the services they receive.