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.

Shining Hope for Communities
14 Red Glen Rd.
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
United States
8602189854
http://www.shininghopeforcommunities.org

President & CEO

Kennedy Odede

Management Team

Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner Odede, Jessica Posner, Kimberly Perry, Katherine Kitfield Bascom, Xiaoxi Tu, Jordyn Wells, Timothy Dibble

Board of Directors

Kennedy Odede, Katherine Bascom, Jessica Posner, Kimberly Perry, Katherine Kitfield Bascom, Xiaoxi Tu, Timothy Dibble, Abigail Disney, Todd Snyder, Richard Cunningham, David Luusa

Project Leaders

Katherine Kitfield Bascom
Lexi Hensley

Mission

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.

Programs

Shining Hope for Communities believes in integrated and community-driven initiatives to combat extreme poverty. Our two-part approach places women at the center of community development. Our core program is the Kibera School for Girls, the first and only tuition-free school for girls in Kibera. Adjacent to the Kibera School for Girls is the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, a bio-latrine center, and the Shining Hope Community Center, which houses initiatives serving the entire community. The Shining Hope Community Center includes a mico-finance program that employs and provides support to HIV/AIDS positive women, as well as job and business skills classes, a cyber cafe, the gardens for growth initiative, and a community library. We are currently in the process of implementing a large-scale water project that will provide clean water to thousands of households in Kibera. Together, our projects address the most severe local deficits in education, health, sanitation, food security, literacy, skill training, and economic development. Our multi-faceted model delivers deeply effective, high impact results. We bring hope to women, because through women we bring hope to entire communities!

Statistics on Shining Hope for Communities

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $158,723
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $158,723
  • Other funding sources: 29% Donations from Individuals (up to 5k) 58% Grants and Awards from Foundations 9% Major Gifts (over 5k) 3% Sponsorship program 1% Income generating projects
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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