We are working to create a sustainable development model through social businesses.
Freedom Global is different. We are working to create a sustainable development model through social businesses.
Our businesses provide employment for impoverished adults and then invest profits into building and managing our secondary school, giving children in need access to quality education. Our goal is to create a sustainable development model that meets both physical needs and opens the door for Christian discipleship for adults and youth.
Freedom Artisans officially started in 2014 as a stateside business for selling handmade Kenyan crafts to support artisans in Kenya and students at Uhuru Girls Academy. Through house parties, trade shows, and church events, Freedom Artisans began to sell jewelry, bags, dolls, and stuffed animals, African bowls, baskets and fabric goods.
This year we developed our Artisan Advocate program. Each of our Artisan Advocates commits to regularly selling Freedom Artisan products and the ministry in turn gives each Artisan Advocate a percentage of sales. Sign-up to sell products to help support students at Uhuru Academy and generate extra income for your family. Consider selling our Freedom Artisan products to fund your service trip to Kenya. Click here to learn more.
If you would like to host a Freedom Artisans house party or to learn more about our Artisan Advocate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farms Supporting the Dairy
Freedom Global’s first social business, a farm, began as a small greenhouse project with nine employees in a resettlement village in the Rift Valley. Over the next 13 years, we raised 85,000 chickens, reared pigs, and developed a dairy farm. Today, we are in the process of creating new social businesses to support our school and provide employment opportunities for individuals from marginalized Kenyan communities.
Our Tigoni dairy farm provided employment to over 70 people during a six year period. All profits were reinvested into our boarding school. This serves as an example of the social business we have established. We made the strategic decision to close the dairy during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Kenyan Foot-and-Mouth Disease epidemic. However, we thought you might appreciate a 360-degree view of the dairy.
(On a phone not showing the 360 view? Open the video “Freedom Dairy 360” in the YouTube app or watch with VR Goggles.)