Hope for Teenage Mothers

Hope for Teenage Mothers seeks to advance a knowledgeable community on the problems faced by the Teenage Mothers and the negative effects of underage pregnancies. We want to empower the teenage mothers socially and economically .We also seek to ensure that the girl child exercise her rights and is protected from teenage motherhood.
Feb 28, 2014

Empowering teen mums in Kenya

 

 

Hope for Teenage Mothers is an organization working with teenage mothers to empower them through back to school programs and life skills that teach self-sustainability to enable them to succeed following early parenthood. If these teenage mothers are empowered they can improve their quality of life and that of their children. The young women are taught entrepreneurship skills that aim to uplift them economically through income generating projects. The young women make hand-made traditional African crafts, beaded works, bags, paintings, handicrafts, Kikoy cloths and woven baskets. These income generating activities are important because they economically benefit the communities from which these girls are from, aid in their rehabilitation and ensure the sustainability of the project.

We are actively seeking partners on mentorship, skills building and sales of these items through various networks.

Improved sales in these income generating activities will provide the young girls and their children with a livelihood and enable them to continue with their schooling.

You can get in touch with me, Lucy Ndungu, through our email; info@hopeforteenagemothers.org;

facebook.com/hopeforteenagemothers

Learn more about our 2013 acheivements by joining us on our acebook page.We really appreciate your support.Its through your great effort that we were able to make a difference in the lives of the teen mums and their children.  

Thanks again

Nov 22, 2013

Empowering young mothers

It has been an exciting year for our Empowerment project for teenage mothers here in Kenya. We’ve
had 6 young women begin sewing business, 3 young women have started own salon business that is changing lives of families, One woman, Susan, is already sending her daughter to school with new income.

The young women had a mentorship training last weekend. This is to prepare them when they leave school life and they are able to fall back to what they learnt from their peers.

A total of 25 young mothers will be graduating at the end of this year in various courses of the vocational schooling (catering,hairdressing,dressmaking and knitting)  .    

We appreciate your involvement in this young mothers empowerment project.

We also want to inform you that we have a new website (http://www.hopeforteenagemother.org).

Thank you for your continued support. 

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Aug 26, 2013

Teenage mothers are champions of Green Environment


Most girls in Kenya do not attend school during their menstrual cycle because of the high cost of purchasing
sanitary towels and the fear of (accidental leaks). The current practice is to use old rag clothes which cause leakages and present a high risk of infection.Due to high possibility of leakages, the girls opt to remain at home when on menstrual periods thus missing up to 5 to 7 days every month in the year. This results in the girls falling behind in school work and ultimately dropping out of school.

By dropping out of school, the girls are unable to complete their education and break the poverty cycle in their lives.

The Eco Pads 4Girls - Pads project, by the HTM is working to create a degree of financial self-sufficiency to women   and to provide a long-term viable alternative to their current practice. Women from the rural areas and marginalized communities
are being taught by HTM on how to have a lasting solution to lack of sanitary pads but to also become economically empowered by making and selling the Eco Pads 4Girls.

Wairimu is a single mother from Lewa with 4 children all in the primary school. She was one of the twenty five women who benefitted from the HTM training of making Eco Pads 4Girls.

She said, ‘‘Now I can make many sanitary pads and sell them to other women and school girls. I can now afford to buy shoes and school uniform for my children.’’

This initiative will also generate additional sources of income resulting to financial independence for the women from their husbands. Running a business builds confidence by enabling the women to take control and ownership of their lives. The women would become role models for their daughters and young girls in the communities thus growing the economy.

We invite your inputs and comments to help this project serve more communities.

Thank you. 

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