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.
Aug 29, 2012

Teen mums in Kenya continue to thrive

We thank you for your great and continuous support you have given to our project for the Hope for Teenage Mothers (HTM) .The teenage mothers have continued to thrive in their small  businesses because of your kind support.  We shall tell you a story of one of our teenage mums who graduated last year December from dress making class.

Alimlim,

‘ I came to Hope for Teenage Mothers without knowing how to read or write after staying in the slums for many years. I gave birth to my first baby at age 13 years. I am now a mother of 3 children. Hope for Teenage Mothers helped me by giving me a teacher phillip who helped me to read and write.I know how to read  write and count even money. After, I knew how to read and write the organization helped me also to learn   dress making  and I now make very beautiful clothes for my customers . The organization has helped me start a small business for making clothes and I can say that despite the challenges of not having enough stock to meet my customers’ demand, I am able to put food on the table for my 3 children and sometimes I even give my neighbours when they do not have anything to eat. Thank you for all you have been doing to help me and my children’.

Thank you for your continued support to Hope for teenage Mothers project for women empowerment We always appreciate your feedback on how we can work together to attract a wider support for this project. All your feedback can be sent through our email on ; info@hopeforteenagemothers.org

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Jun 6, 2012

innovation by the Teen mums

beaded work by teen mums
beaded work by teen mums

While teen pregnancy is not something, as a parent, that you appreciate occurring in your child's life, the fact is, teen pregnancy continues to be an epidemic in the slum community in Kenya today. Hope for Teenage Mothers has continued to find life skills educational activities that will cater for the teens pregnancy and parenting time schedules and demands.We are selling the like skills items made by the mums both locally and internationally.The money received is used to buy more materials for the project and to help the teen mums with their livelihood.If you like them we shall ship it to you.We shall be uploading more items in our photo shop in the coming days.

Hope for Teenage Mothers has added another project in the urban slums; i.e. Starehe.

Due the large numbers of the girls who need support, the organization is looking for ways to scale up its activities by adding another 3 class room that will offer life skills training of hairdressing, vocational training and Income Generating
Activities (IGA).The project site proposal is at Buruburu. It will cater for teen mums within four slums within this geographical area .The area is characterized by refugees also who are teenage mothers. The area is unique as it will benefit diversified communities.

Please tell your friends about us and as always your comments on how we can make more impact are most welcome.

We can be reached at this email address; info@hopeforteenagemothers.org        

more beaded bracelets
more beaded bracelets
leather beaded belt by teen mums
leather beaded belt by teen mums
beaded necklaces made by teen mums
beaded necklaces made by teen mums
beaded animals made by teen mums
beaded animals made by teen mums
Africa bag made by the teen mums
Africa bag made by the teen mums
African bag by teen mums
African bag by teen mums

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Apr 29, 2012

Reinventing sanitary pads by teen mums

Many girls in the urban poor and rural areas in Kenya miss up to a week of
school every month during menstruation due to lack of sanitary towels. Any
teacher in Kenya will tell you, a girl without access to sanitary towels feels
embarrassed, unhygienic and uncomfortable, she also loses self esteem and with
that the confidence to interact with her classmates, or with teachers in the classroom.
Most of the schools are mixed schools and this put stigma on the girls who feel
unhygienic.

Sanitary towels, therefore, are a serious education issue in Kenya.

A girl absent from school for four days in 28 days (a month) loses 13
learning days equivalent to two weeks of learning in every school term. In an
academic year (nine months) a girl loses 39 learning days equivalent to six
weeks of learning time. A girl in primary school between grades 6 and 8 (three
years) loses 18 learning weeks out of 108 weeks. Within the four years of high
school a girl can lose 156 learning days equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of
144 weeks of learning in High school!

Hope for Teenage Mothers has reinvented reusable and easy to afford sanitary
pads made from cotton material. The girls from Mukuru slums are now making
their own Sanitary pads and selling at an affordable fee of Ksh 25/=.  These pads are also being distributed for
free to the neighboring schools.

We are asking our friends and partners to come join with us in this dynamic
challenge by donating to us so that we can buy more materials to make more reusable
sanitary pads.

One of the school girls called Joyce from Katoto primary school said. ‘I am not going to miss out on school again.
The pad is good and I like it.’  

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