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Profit Centers. TEMAK is organized into six profit centers all supporting its community activities through the sale of crafts made by the girls and bureau services to the public.
Kondele profit center provides both training and services for sale in Computer Business Services, Hairstyling and Beauty, and Tailoring and Dressmaking. The retail operations are KICK craft shop, Imperial Hotel gift shop, and Tom Mboya Arts and Crafts. Tom Mboya Arts and Crafts also operates an international wholesaling business distributing indigenous arts and crafts globally.
With a gift of a professional loom, TEMAK has established a weaving project. The hand loom is an old traditional way of making fabric from cotton. Weavers are taught how to use the hand loom and practically make their own fabrics, which is then used to make many useful household items such as bags, dresses, napkin holders, table cloths, suits, and many more! These items are sold both at the retail and wholesale hence empowering the young women economically.
Using manual peddle pumps - AIDS widows, grandmother care givers, and orphans - are formed into groups of five where they are provided with a manual irrigation peddle pump and seeds. They are then trained in irrigation and crop husbandry to enable them to produce fast moving, money fetching horticultural and agricultural crops enabling over 2,100 orphans to be fed, clothed, and receive medication.
Poultry Farming Project
TEMAK girls and women have established on-site an off-shoot poultry farming activity from a larger TEMAK poultry operation. The poultry project financially and nutritionally supports women and children living with HIV. It also acts as a training ground for those interested in poultry keeping back in the village.
The chicken shed was put up by John and Diane Dorazio, an American couple from Roanoke, who have been good friends of TEMAK.