Being the only Posho Mill in the neighbourhood it has strengthened the ties between the centre and the society. The community is as enthusiastic as the children. To understand this we have to bear in mind that Kenya being a Developing Country and the majority of the population is living on less than a dollar a day. Thus, with the Posho Mill in place at the end of the day they can afford a decent meal despite their humble earning.
In a time of economic hardships like this when there is a world wide economic recession, most of the local well wishers’ support is not forthcoming, hence the centre has to source for other income generating activities like selling the surplus flour to the community in aim to achieve it’s sustainability objective.
At the front entrance, one cannot miss to spot the spectacular red and black calligraphy written advert for the Posho Mill, which attracts the passersby to purchase the maize flour. Part of the proceeds from the initiative is ploughed back as capital while the rest is used to provide the basic provisions in our mission to provide care and joy to the many less-fortunate children Maji Mazuri takes care of day by day.
Since the initiative is at its initial stage, there are setbacks that we hope to overcome in the near future, as the project expands. Setbacks such as:
• High electricity bill.
• Low customer turnout
• Lack of qualified manpower to run the Posho mill.
• High maintenance cost of the Posho mill.