Each and every one of us has something we can use to simply do good. Take a look around you and we’re sure you have more resources than you realise. As always, we’re here with some inspiration to get you started.
Food - What’s in your cupboards this week? Can you make an extra meal from what you have and share it with someone? Or make a batch of mandazi or chapatis to give out to people who would appreciate them?
Shamba - We hope those of you who are farmers get a bumper crop this season. If you have some maize and beans to spare you could donate them to a school or somewhere that runs a feeding programme. Encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same and you can really help kids get the most out of their learning if they get a nutritious lunch.
Clothes - In cold season, there is always someone who could benefit from an extra layer of warm clothing. Have a look through your clothes and see if you have one or two things you no longer wear and could pass on to someone who could make good use of them.
Car - We know that some of our SDG followers are fortunate enough to be car owners. If you’re one of them, can you think of someone you could offer a ride to? Take someone to do their shopping at the supermarket, give a colleague a ride to or from work, help someone visit a family member in hospital….
Books - Do you have a book that has really inspired you or helped you through tough times? Or are you still hanging on to those books you used in high school or campus? Rather than leaving them lying on a shelf, let them serve their purpose and help someone else.
Bags - Who used to have a drawer full of plastic bags and has ended up with one of reusable bags??? If like us your cupboard is now full because you keep forgetting to take one to the supermarket…..sort through them and see if you have a few you could hand in to your local duka or mama mboga so that they can help out a customer who is as forgetful as you!
Junk - Want to help the environment AND some kids? Find a project that can make use of some of the items you throw away like plastic boxes, toilet tissue holders, bottles etc. Some schools or projects can use these for art or even music lessons!
If you’re inspired by this post and decide to put your resources to good use, please tag @SDGKenya on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell us how it goes.
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