Even modest school fees can limit girls education.This project will help girls start a sanitary pad and women a rabbit meat business. Part of the profits will support educational opportunities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Elementaita (from Masaai word muteita or "dust place") is home to people who are mostly unemployed and have difficulty affording school fees for their children. Girls especially are lacking in opportunities. Moreover, schools are overcrowded and educational facilities are inadequate.
How will this project solve this problem?
To address the unemployment problems, the girls will make and sell sanitary pads and the women will raise rabbits for sale to restaurants. A portion of the profits will go toward supporting education in the village.
Potential Long Term Impact
50 women will earn income helping them pay school expenses for their children. 15 girls will earn income making them self sufficient and helping them avoid HIV risk behaviors. Better educational facilities are long term benefits.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,845
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,845 . The original project funding goal was $3,840.