With the firm will to pursue an ethical and sustainable way 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 committed to supporting and financing the development of the small village of Mbombo in the savannah, through the realization of several works (construction of the school for 250 children, rehabilitation of the wind water pump, burying and connection of the aqueduct pipes, construction of the masonry water tank).
From 2015 to the present, we have focused our efforts on the construction of the Tumaini Academy vocational education hub that welcomes, trains and protects more than 400 children and women in need from all villages in the surrounding savannah (with classrooms, laboratories, church, canteen and brick dormitories).
Specifically in 2023, we are committed to accompanying the Ol Moran community toward increasing economic authonomy.
In fact, we have started with Eni Kenya to pilot the cultivation of castor beans by small-scale farmers in the semi-arid savannah areas. From the castor bean seeds we obtain a vegetable oil destined for Eni’s biorefineries in Italy, which once refined will be distributed at the pump as biofuel, contributing to the decarbonization of transport. The shredded plant residues are an excellent soil conditioner for agricultural crops.
Truly an exemplary model of circular economy.