With a firm resolve to pursue an ethical and sustainable path to global progress, since 2004 Venicecom has decided to support with commitment and continuity the Venetian Mission of Saint Mark of Ol Moran in Kenya, through the non-profit organization Infiniti Ponti.
From 2004 to 2014, we were engaged in supporting and financing the development of the small village of Mbombo in the Savannah through the implementation of various works (construction of the school for 250 children, rehabilitation of the wind-powered water pump, burying and connection of the aqueduct pipes, and construction of the masonry water tank).
From 2015 to the present, we have focused our efforts on building the Tumaini Academy vocational education hub that welcomes, trains and protects more than 400 boys and women in need from all the villages in the surrounding savannah (with classrooms, workshops, church, canteen and brick dormitories).
Specifically in 2023, we committed to accompanying the Ol Moran community toward increasing economic autonomy.
In fact, we have started with Eni Kenya to experiment with the cultivation of castor beans by small-scale farmers in the semi-arid savannah areas. Castor beans are used to produce a vegetable oil for Eni’s biorefineries in Italy, which once refined will be distributed at the pump as biofuel, contributing to the decarbonization of transportation. Shredded plant residues are an excellent soil conditioner for agricultural crops.
Truly an exemplary model of circular economy.