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About Igati Community

Empowering End-Time Warriors: Introducing the Igati Community of Social Entrepreneurs on a Divine Mission to Eradicate Poverty" - Mathew 5:13

At Igati, we are more than just a community; we are a divine mandate, founded on the principles laid out in Matthew 5:13. Our name, derived from the Kimeru word for ‘salt,’ reflects our commitment to be the salt and light of the world, as commissioned by Jesus Christ.

We believe that every individual, redeemed by the grace of Christ, carries within them unique gifts and talents. It is these gifts that we harness and share under the banner of social entrepreneurship, with Jesus as our cornerstone.

Our mission is clear: to eradicate poverty in communities worldwide through simple, sustainable, creative, and innovative programs. We invite partners, donors, and people of goodwill to join us in this inspiring journey of empowerment and transformation.

Together, let’s be the change we wish to see in the world. Join the Igati community today.”

Our Mission Statement

Our mission at Igati Community is to empower individuals as agents of change, inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Guided by the principle of being the salt and light of the world, we leverage our collective gifts, talents, and resources to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions for poverty eradication in communities globally. Through our dedication to simplicity, creativity, and inclusivity, we strive to create lasting impact and transform lives, embodying the divine mandate to uplift humanity and spread hope.

Our Vision Statement

At Igati Community, our vision is a world where every individual, empowered by their inherent gifts and the grace of Christ, has the opportunity to thrive and contribute meaningfully to society. We envision vibrant communities where poverty is a relic of the past, replaced by opportunities for growth, innovation, and holistic well-being. Through our commitment to social entrepreneurship and guided by the timeless principles of love and compassion, we aspire to be catalysts for sustainable change, igniting a movement of transformation that transcends borders and empowers generations to come.

Founding core pillars of the Igati Community's social entrepreneurship ideas

  1. Spiritual Roots:

Founded on the Word of God, our spiritual roots anchor our community, guiding our principles, values, and actions. The teachings of Jesus Christ, particularly the mandate to be the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13), inspire our mission to combat poverty and uplift humanity. We believe that our faith is not just a personal belief but a driving force behind our commitment to serving others and effecting positive change.

  1. Patriotic Call:

We embrace a patriotic call to serve our communities and nations, recognizing our interconnectedness and responsibility to contribute to their welfare and development. Our dedication to patriotism motivates us to address pressing social issues and work towards building resilient and thriving societies.

  1. Community Engagement:

Engaging with the communities we live in is fundamental to our approach. We recognize that lasting change begins at the grassroots level, where individuals are most affected by poverty and inequality. By actively involving community members in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our initiatives, we ensure that our efforts are responsive to their needs and aspirations.

  1. Diligence and Hard Work:

Diligence and hard work are core values that underpin our pursuit of excellence and impact. We believe in the biblical principle that diligence leads to favor and opportunities (Proverbs 22:29). Through our commitment to hard work, we aim to achieve sustainable results and earn the respect and trust of stakeholders, including donors, partners, and community members.

  1. Brilliance:

Brilliance is a hallmark of our approach to social entrepreneurship, rooted in the belief that every child of God possesses the potential for creativity and innovation. Drawing inspiration from the Creator, we strive to be solution providers, leveraging our collective brilliance to develop novel and effective solutions to complex social challenges. Our emphasis on creativity and innovation enables us to adapt to changing circumstances, maximize resources, and create scalable and replicable models for poverty eradication.

Our Values - Igati Community

  1. Spiritual Integrity: We value integrity rooted in our spiritual beliefs, honoring our commitment to living out the teachings of the Word of God.
  2. Community Engagement: We value active engagement with our communities, prioritizing collaboration, empathy, and responsiveness to local needs.
  3. Excellence: We value excellence in all endeavors, embracing diligence, hard work, and a commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality and impact.
  4. Innovation: We value creativity and innovation as essential drivers of progress, fostering a culture of exploration, experimentation, and continuous improvement.
  5. Empowerment: We value empowerment, striving to uplift individuals and communities, equipping them with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to thrive and succeed.
  6. Inclusivity: We value inclusivity, embracing diversity and recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, regardless of background, beliefs, or circumstances.
  7. Sustainability: We value sustainability, seeking to create lasting impact by developing solutions that are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.
  8. Service: We value service, embodying a selfless commitment to serving others with humility, compassion, and love, inspired by the example of Jesus Christ.

Our Objectives - Igati Community

  1. Poverty Eradication: Our primary objective is to actively contribute to the eradication of poverty in communities worldwide through innovative and sustainable social entrepreneurship initiatives.
  2. Community Empowerment: We aim to empower individuals and communities, equipping them with the resources, skills, and opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.
  3. Spiritual Enrichment: We seek to nurture spiritual growth and enrichment among our members, grounding our work in the teachings of Jesus Christ and fostering a sense of purpose, integrity, and service.
  4. Promotion of Creativity and Innovation: We strive to foster a culture of creativity and innovation, encouraging the exploration of new ideas, approaches, and solutions to address complex social challenges.
  5. Collaborative Partnerships: We aim to forge collaborative partnerships with like-minded organizations, donors, and stakeholders to amplify our impact and reach, leveraging collective resources and expertise.
  6. Advocacy and Awareness: We are committed to advocating for social justice and raising awareness about issues related to poverty, inequality, and marginalization, mobilizing support and driving positive change at local, national, and global levels.
  7. Capacity Building: We endeavor to build the capacity of individuals and communities, providing training, mentorship, and support to develop skills, build resilience, and unlock their full potential.
  8. Sustainable Development: We prioritize sustainability in all aspects of our work, promoting environmentally responsible practices and seeking to create long-term, holistic solutions that address the root causes of poverty and inequality.

Our Leadership and Governance

  1. Board of Trustees:

Composed of men and women of integrity in the society who are committed to advancing the mission and vision of the Igati Community. Responsibilities include providing strategic guidance, ensuring legal and ethical compliance, and safeguarding the organization’s assets and reputation. Oversees the overall direction of the organization, including the appointment of the Board of Directors and monitoring their performance.

Alfred Gitonga

Chairperson

Kelvin Muriungi

Secretary

Kevin Koome

Treasurer

  1. Board of Directors:

Consists of experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including professionals from various sectors, community leaders, and representatives from partner organizations. Tasked with translating the mission, vision, and core objectives of the Igati Community into actionable strategies and programs. Responsible for governance oversight, financial management, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement. Establishes policies and procedures to guide the organization’s operations and ensure accountability and transparency.

Caroline Gatwiri

Acting CEO Igati Creative and Innovators NGO

Cyprian Kaberia

Member of the Board Igati Creative and Innovators NGO

  1. Executive Committee (Community Based Organizations and Self Help Groups):

Comprised of members of the Igati Community who are actively involved in social entrepreneurship initiatives at the grassroots level. Represents the interests and perspectives of community members, ensuring their voices are heard in decisionmaking processes. Implements and coordinates local projects and activities aligned with the organization’s objectives, leveraging their intimate knowledge of community needs and dynamics. Collaborates with external partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders to maximize impact and resources.

Francis Wambugu

Chairperson Igati Mission CBO Meru County

Juliet Wanja

Secretary Igati Mission CBO Meru County

Gikunda Kimathi

Head of Resource Mobilization Committee - Igati Mission

Our Community Journey To Date

Since its inception by homegrown social entrepreneurs in August 2023, the Igati Community is blazing a trail of social entrepreneurship with a divine mandate. Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and driven by an unwavering faith, Igati is tackling the challenges of poverty, calamities, and marginalization head-on.

As of today, Igati is innovating, empowering, and uplifting communities in Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Laikipia counties in the Republic of Kenya under our umbrella body of Igati Creative and Innovators NGO. We are developing creative and innovative solutions to address the root causes of poverty, including the impacts of natural disasters, climate change, economic crises, and public health emergencies. Through community engagement, collaboration, and creativity, Igati is forging partnerships, mobilizing resources, and implementing programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need.

As we move forward, Igati’s impact continues to grow, touching the lives of countless individuals and communities. We are providing economic empowerment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and access to markets, empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

We are promoting environmental sustainability, advocating for policies and systemic changes that address the structural barriers to development, and promoting social inclusion and equity.

Today, the journey of Igati Community is ongoing, as we inspire a generation to embrace a new attitude towards facing society’s challenges. Our story serves as a testament to the power of faith, resilience, and collective action in overcoming adversity and building a better world for all. As we press forward with unwavering determination and boundless hope, Igati Community remains steadfast in our commitment to being the salt and light of the world, illuminating the path towards a future of prosperity, peace, and justice for generations to come.