“We are so proud that POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT is an active member of the Global Giving community.” A statement from Micheal Gale from global giving.

In 2020, Polycom Development


$ 6,033

on Global Giving to fund our vital work, at least $1,710 of which was raised by the Global Giving team through corporate partnerships, gift card redemptions, and/or our marketing efforts

Polycom Development Activated


donors to support our work on Global Giving.

Raised an average of


from each donor this year

Polycom Development Raised


in recurring donations from 8 monthly donors

Polycom Development Participated in


Global Giving campaigns and contests

We look forward to a more giving 2021 from all our partners and friends.






COVID 19 has had a major impact in the economy of Kenya. The pandemic has largely affected various sectors and most affected is health. Kenya is ranked a middle-income country albeit its dwindling resources. The country suffered a heavy blow due to its unpreparedness in handling a pandemic. In this line, various hospitals such as Mbagathi District Hospital was converted to a COVID 19 response unit. This greatly affected the other services offered by the hospital and one critical area was the maternal and Neonatal clinic.

This resulted to many pregnant adolescent girls and mothers from Kibera area affected by the lack of such essential services within Nairobi. To survive, the women had to look for alternative service providers. Unfortunately, most resorted to giving birth at home for fear of contacting the disease. Most of the mothers avoided hospitals and preferred using mid-wives.

This posed a great risk for the mother and the unborn baby.

Various Organizations, working in Urban informal settlements have converged together to form a coalition that will voice the concerns of maternal health and neonatal health risks within Kenya. Through this coalition, maternal health as well as neonatal health will have a strong voice and base for championing the rights of women, adolescent girls as well as children in Urban informal settlements.

Polycom Development project, an NGO working in Kibera has gracefully joined the other civil societies. Together we believe that our voices will have a stronger effect and will push the agenda for the sake of our mothers and children.

This process has been supported by E4A Mama Ye and Options Consultancy. E4A-MamaYe catalyzes change by bringing together groups (including government, civil society and health practitioners) to use existing information and resources to:

  1. Identify the reasons why women and babies are dying.  
  2. Agree on how available resources can be used most effectively to address these reasons.  
  3. Advocate for the changes needed.

As a result, government and health practitioners are better able to respond appropriately to the issues causing unnecessary deaths and injuries. This means women and children have better access to improved quality health services, more women having safe births.




The third Global grassroots women’s congress commenced on January 26th and ends on January 28th 20201. This is a platform where network members meet to collectively share and reflect on their achievements during the previous year and make important strategic decisions for collective action in the year. Polycom Development has been at the forefront championing for the empowerment of women in a world where the voices of women often go unheard. This year we focus on highlighting the plight of women as we strategically align all the activities for a more liberated woman.




Polycom family wishes you a successful 2021

2021 is a year filled with many prospects. 2020 provided a different avenue through which we saw our program activities from a different perspective. We look forward to more engagement with you as we strive as an organization to ensure a community that has empowered liberated women.

We look forward to more powerful engagements.

Thank you for showing your encouragement in our projects and funding them. We look forward to work harder and touch new heights.

Best wishes from Polycom family