Under this pillar, the Foundation has been able to develop various initiatives with a vision of eradicating poverty within communities in Kenya. Some of the initiatives are but not limited to:
Forgotten Senior Citizens Initiative
This initiative includes the building of new homes for elderly living in abject poverty, as well as donating food and other basic essentials to the elderly. Through this initiative, Optiven Foundation aims at restoring the dignity of the elderly citizens in the nation through provision of decent housing for their safety and security. The first phase benefited approximately 5,000 Senior Citizens in Kitui County through the provision of solar lamps, beds, mattresses, curtains and To date, Optiven Foundation has built 3 houses.
Mama Nduku House Construction
The beneficiary was identified by community Nyumba kumi initiative. The living condition was extremely poor and Optiven Foundation volunteered to uplift the poor living condition of the home. Mama Nduku was gifted a fully furnished house and a water tank to tap in clean water for domestic use and small irrigation for the kitchen Garden. Through the education pillar Optiven foundation took up the role of educating Mama Nduku’s son who is currently in the university.
Building a water storage tank at Mama Mary Nduku Nzaumi, a mother of 5 whose husband took off as soon as she developed an epileptic condition.
Badilisha Life na Optiven Initiative
In March 2021, Optiven Foundation launched an initiative, in partnership with Kenyan media personality Lynn Ngugi, to donate a plot of land worth KES 1.5M (approx. £ 9,851GBP) at Garden of Joy development in Machakos County. The campaign involved the public being called upon to share a story via email with the Optiven Foundation of a needy family that would benefit greatly from the Three final candidates were then voted on by the public and on October 15, 2021, Josephine Leshao, a partially blind mother of three children and suffering from cancer who had been married off to a husband at the age of 13, was awarded a title deed.