Shining Hope for Communities

Shining Hope for Communities combats inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services for all in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. By concretely linking essential health and economic services to a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefiting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.
Kenya's Urban Promise Begins with 300 Girls
 
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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums outside Nairobi, Kenya by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all, making a girls' school a portal of social change. Today, we transform urban communities. Tomorrow, we create the next generation of female leaders. project reportread updates from the field
SHOFCO: Educate Girls & Transform the Community!
 
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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) champions gender equality and combats urban poverty by linking free education for girls to holistic community services. We are changing the lives of thousands in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya through a comprehensive approach to the challenges of urban poverty. project reportread updates from the field
Clean Water for the Kibera School for Girls!
 
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Every 20 seconds a child dies from a preventable water-borne illness: that's 1.5 million preventable deaths each year. Shining Hope for Communities' Clean Water Project includes the largest clean water access point in the Kibera slum. It is providing safe drinking water to the Kibera School for Girls, and over 2,000 households in Kibera. Not only are we creating a more stable supply of water for the community, it is also preventing the waterborne illnesses we see everyday at our health clinic. project reportread updates from the field
Shining Hope for Communities
 
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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) provides free education for girls and a network of empowerment and poverty alleviation programs in one of Africa's largest slums: the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. SHOFCO's innovative model combats extreme poverty and champions gender equality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to desperately needed community services accessible to all-- including healthcare, clean water and sanitation, adult education, gender violence support and more. Join us! project reportread updates from the field
SHOFCO Mother's Day Matching Challenge
 
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All donations to Shining Hope for Communities in honor of Mother's Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000 by May 12th, 2013! Send a tribute card by making a donation in honor of the women in your life. Changing the lives of women and children is a powerful and meaningful alternative to buying gifts. Thank you for taking this opportunity to ensure that Mother's Day has a lasting impact on the lives of women and children in Kibera, Kenya! Photography: Bella Zanesco project reportread updates from the field
SHOFCO: Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic
 
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Your support will save lives and improve community health throughout the Kibera slum. We treat every patient to walks through our doors with the dignity they deserve. The clinic sees over 1,800 patients every month-and this number is continuously on the rise. The JJJ Clinic specializes in providing quality primary health care with a special focus on women and children's health. Through our Community Health Worker Program, the care we provide is not limited by the clinic wall. project reportread updates from the field

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