Komolion Human Development Fund, Inc.

Empower Locals to Change Lives

Hewitt, TX   |  http://www.komolionfund.org/

Mission

We encourage and provide funding for projects in local communities that are designed by community members to enable increased education, health, cooperation, poverty reduction and quality of life for the entire community.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Dr. C. Randall Bradley

Main address

P.O. Box 2031

Hewitt, TX 76643 USA

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EIN

82-0767577

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Kenya, especially in the remote Pokot village we focus our initiatives, women and girls undergo female genital mutilation and are deprived of the possibility of education. The rest of the country is beset by extreme poverty and barriers to opportunity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Boarding School Education for Girls

The girls in the village primary school who demonstrate the highest academic ability will be chosen, with their parents' consent, for boarding school through high school.

Population(s) Served

For two days in December, girls ages 10-20 who have not been mutilated and whose families have agreed not to mutilate them are educated, along with their mothers, about female gynecological functions, STDs, human rights, women's rights, and the importance of education. On the third day, the candidates for initiation are decked out in clothing traditionally reserved only for women and they are given certificates of graduation from the ceremony.

Population(s) Served

Maji Mazuri, which means “good water” in Swahili, is a large non-profit organization in Nairobi with several different ministries.

Komolion Human Development Project groups regularly visit the residential center for mentally disabled children. These children are unable to care for themselves and their working parents cannot leave them at home alone or care for their needs. At the center they receive therapy, good food, and loving care from staff and volunteers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Boarding School Education for Girls

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We directly support 15 girls and 5 boys in boarding school education from the Pokot village of Komolion. Additionally, we support other schools in Kajiado and Kibera with 225 additional students.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Alternative Coming-of-Age Ceremony for Females

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We held our third alternative rite of passage ceremony in Komolion, which allows the community to continue their cultural tradition of a rite of passage for girls while rejecting FGM.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Komolion Human Development Fund encourages and provides funding for projects in local communities that are designed by community members to enable increased education, health, cooperation, poverty reduction and quality of life for the entire community. We envision a world in which children and adults have opportunities to thrive personally and to make positive contributions to their communities.

Indigenous Leadership
We will support projects with indigenous leadership. We will operate on the principle that community ownership and active participation are more important than efficiency.

Local Cultures
We recognize that all cultures and traditions have value. We encourage and support cultures and traditions which serve the mutual good of all parties. We expect beneficiaries of education/training to return to their communities of origin to contribute to and promote further development.

Honesty and Transparency
We operate with honesty and transparency. We ensure compliance with laws and regulations within the host country.

For more than 10 years, we have been making regular trips to Kenya and partnering with local community partners to ensure that we are targeting our initiatives to the right areas. We have a strong network of committed donors, many of whom have personally visited Kenya and met some of the beneficiaries of our work.

We have brought more than 230 people to Kenya and partnered with more than 10 local community partners. We've had two alternative rite of passage ceremonies that have succeeded in significantly reducing female genital mutilation. We fully support the education of 17 girls as of this year. In 2017, the Baylor University student community raised enough money to buy new desks for Komolion primary school classrooms, repair and paint classrooms, set up hand-washing stations, purchase beehives and chickens for villagers to improve nutrition and provide a source of income, and begin a gardening project with villagers. The labor for these projects was done by the Baylor Men's Choir and village residents. Another group of donors provided shoes for each child in the village. We have also contributed to other community partners to address the needs of disabled children and to help educate children in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Komolion Human Development Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. C. Randall Bradley

Baylor University

Term: 2017 - 2027

Sharyn Dowd

First Baptist Church Decatur, GA

Mason Everett

Daniel Huizinga

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable