NARRATIVE AND FINANCIAL
REPORT BASED ON THE
SWEDISH FAMILIES (YMK
PERIOD DECEMBER 2014
Young Mothers Kenya is a non –governmental, nonprofit making, non- partisan, non-religious
broad based organization focusing on community, young mothers and child welfare, human
resources development and economic empowerment. It works directly with abandoned young
mothers and infants in partnership with other community-based organizations, civil society
organizations and development partners in alleviating poverty levels, gender equality in all
sectors in society, basic rights, conflict resolution and peace building. (View of Young Mothers
Young Mothers Kenya core values are primed on and shaped by the principles of:
Capacity building on proper use of reproductive health, Basic Human rights to all, We also
believe in guiding young mothers make informed decisions and choices to avoid an abortion,
We also guide on the fundamentals of giving birth at all levels of pregnancies.
Young Mothers Kenya Vision
YMK Vision is to have a place in which all forms of abortion, intolerance and discrimination on
young expectant girls including their infants and, abject poverty and human indignity will be a
thing of the past for whole the Society.
Young Mothers Kenya Mission
YMK Mission is to play a leading role in providing an enabling environment, where young girls
can practice the use of reproductive health to avoid more unwanted pregnancies and abortion,
which is the leading factor in mortality.
Young mothers Kenya Objectives
To promote access to reproductive health especially maternal and child health care. Among
Young Mothers below 21 years
Curb abortion on young girls and to live in a conducive environment to be able to see their
infants grow and have a mother- child love.
Establish and tackle the structural causes and propagating agents of abortion and the
prevailing under development in the Coastal region.
Generate new forms of reproductive health knowledge and methodologies that can inform
and change the plight of (young) poor girls in the Coastal Region.
Empowering young girls, development and economic institutions with new forms of
knowledge and methodologies for sustainability in human and environmental development.
To advocate for behavioral change amongst the young mothers in relation to socio-cultural
practices that fuel HIV/AIDS.
Stop Drug abuse through psychological counseling and other relevant forms of rehabilitation
support for the youth. (girls)
Provide Counseling and holistic support for the young girls.
Young mothers Kenya works directly with isolated vulnerable school dropout girls who are
below 18 years, and are faced with rejection from either the family or the guardian and are
expectant at the same time having challenges and not sure with what to do with their life. YMK
comes in as a bridge for the Young Mothers to be able to build their life and nature their
pregnancy by providing for their basic needs, love and comfort, and to be able to have a child -
And with the requirements of basic needs water was a big challenge to the entire family of
Young Mothers Kenya, since the capacity of the girls and their babies was growing day by day,
however; the Organization water tank for water storage was not adequate, this was exposing
both the babies and mothers at risk of being infected by different diseases more so during the
Kenyan normal power blackout forcing the mothers not to do their laundry as required or clean
their units(house) and sanitation as far as cleanliness is concerned. Mothers were being forced
to draw water from outside making them to miss their normal learning lesson within the
institution or sometimes to draw water when it’s dark.
However; after the kind donation of 500,000 ksh which was presented to Young mothers Kenya
by friends of Young Mothers (Swedish Families) in regards to proper and adequate water
storage, the management moved with speed and identified an area where the pillars were to be
erected, and the construction of the tower to begin since the initial place where the Organization
has a small tank couldn’t fit the bigger tank, the organization was also incurring huge power
bills at the end of the Month due to frequent water pumping from the well to the small tank which
was being consumed simultaneously within the compound, but in the end the compound now
have adequate water throughout 24 hours weather there is power blackout or not, and this was
made possible through willingness and cooperation which we got from the mentioned above,
which was then channeled to ymk account through the help of our sister Victoria Bengtsson.
Below are the photos of water tower construction and installation work
Water Tower after the completion of
Apart from the water tank installation the Management also managed to bring a new face of the
institution by painting all the places and building the perimeter wall behind the units for
the security purposes, since the initial fence which was there was only bush fence which was
supported by woods, exposing the mothers and their babies to other risks such as bandits, or
escaping through the fence, now the girls and the staff feel more secure within the compound.
YMK also managed to paint inside its medical room. (Please see the photos below of the
work in different stages.
2 photos before
Fundis working on the ymk fence
Fundis in progress
YMK security wall being erected.
Below is the painting work, and we managed to paint the whole units including kibanda,
After re-evaluating ourselves, the aim was achieved within the shortest period possible, and this
was realized due to the cooperation and the financial support that Young Mothers Kenya
received from Sven-Ola Bengtsson and the entire team which was intended solely for the work
as shown above, however this was after realizing how water shortage within the Compound was
jeopardizing the lives of Young Mothers Kenya clients and their babies, and for sure it has been
of great help to the entire family of YMK. We look forward to a more rewarding working
relationship with our partners (friends of YMK) and we do want to appreciate their role and
efforts of contributions to ensure that Young Mother’s Kenya clients are comfortable and happy
as they continue with their healing therapy.
All in all on behalf of the entire family of Young Mothers Kenya we say,
Thank you so much.
Please Note: All the funds in respect to Young Mothers Kenya accountability are properly
recorded and expenses incurred by YMK are supported by adequate documentation.
Item Quantity Price per unit Total
Erecting of tower materials
Y 12 Twisted wire
Y10 Twisted wire
R 8 Rounded wire1
1”PPR pipe 16
1”PPR male Adaptor
1” PPR Socket
Thread seal tape
Total cost for water tower
Perimeter Wall behind
Total cost for security fence behind
Painting and Tailoring roof fixing
Ply-wood and corner puppy
Labour charge for painting
Total cost for painting/roof fixing
4 pple x 800