Kijiji Community Library

The library does not exist yet. This is a new project backed by dedicated volunteers and the local church. We were told in the surrounding schools, a book is shared by at least five children. Also, most people in the area make less than $1 per day; many live by simply exchanging goods.

We hope to vist them again once the library is established.

Kijiji Community Library R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date 6/9/2014 and 4th November 2014.
Library context Located in remote agricultural area surrounded by tea farms.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library needs everything as it does not exist yet.
Region Kericho County, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations They are planning of reusing an old structure (see pictures) for their library. We hope to assist them once the library host books and readers.
Address Kabitungu, Kericho county, Kenya. Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya
Postal address P.O Box 974, Kijiji homes Library, Nairobi
Point of contact Lily Ben Cherotich Ng'enoh - Founder/executive director
Website N/A
Year founded 2014
Serving population Kabitungu library - around 1000 households Lodwar - 200 households
Surface size (approx.) Kabitungu library - capacity that can keep 5 tables with space in between lodwar library - capacity that can keep 7 tables with space in between.
Access to electricity Yes
Number of visitors per day (approx.)
Number of seats N/A
Number of tables Kaitungu Library / N/A Lodwar - 2
Number of books 100
Internet No
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) No
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers No
Services offered Book borrowing, occassional tutoring and research assistance
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material The church provides electricity. It will have a new facility in the near future.
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We visited the site of the library. We did not provide any material assistance. However, we consulted them on the challenges of openning and operating a small community library. On ATS second visit, we supplied books and pamplets.

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