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.
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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May 22, 2013

Invest in a mother

I hope you had a very happy Mothers Day like me.You were able to spend time with the people you love most.

We are happy to report that on the Mothers day here at Hope for teenage mothers,Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) spent time with over 100  teenage   mothers and their children.The teenage mothers displayed their empowerment project works and also shared their acheivement that they have aquired through this empowerment project you are supporting.One teenage mum (Alimlim) who have started a small tailoring business said  '' I have  acheived  all this because of your love and support '' .

We had lots of fun,goodies for mums and their children .This made a difference in their lives and they felt loved and valued.

We  want to thank all our partners,friends and supporters for their continous generosity and support to our teen mums and the project.

We at Hope for Teenage Mothers  welcome all your thoughts and ideas  that can help us add more impact to our teenage mums project.Please reach us on info@hopeforteenagemothers.org

Thank you.

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