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Apr 12, 2019

I am Janet

Janet during a training
Janet during a training

"My name is Janet, I am a mother of two beautiful children. I was raised in the Village about 7 hours away from Nairobi. Growinig up, I had dreams of becoming a succefull Doctor and be able to take of my  family. I come from a  poor village and my family was not able to take care of my education. I then started to work as a houselp in one of fthe nearby estate as I also go to school, I was earning a minimum of $ 2 a day supporting my family and myself. 

Life was so difficult and evnetually dropped out of school, back in the village my family belileve that girls are "assets", and they should not work because they will end up being married and their husbands will take care of them. I found myself in this lie and before I knew it, I was forcefully married and taken to Nairobi with promise of a "better life". After 2 years, my "husband" became physiclally and emmotionally abusive. "You cannnot read or write,useless woman" He told me these hurting words. I left that home with two kids and my friend offered to host me.

I learnt about the women economic empowerment program from friend and I applied for it. The women economic empowerment equips young mothers or women who have been forcefully married with  practical skills on leadership and entrepreneurship. My friend has offered me to stay in her house untill I get back on my feet through this program.I have so far learnt how to start a small business and how to use my skills and talents" Janet 25 years. 

 

You donation this April will be matched up 50%. 

You donation is supports young mothers like Janet with practical entrepreneurship skills. 

 

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Jan 16, 2019

Joyce has graduated from High School.

Joyce
Joyce

 

"I am done with my final high shool examination" these were Joyce's words in December 2018 after graduating from high school. Joyce joined Garden of Hope Foundation school mentorship program four years ago after  completing her primiary education. Coming from a humble background, Joyce worked hard to ensure that her final primary school grades could at least admit her to a local high school. We met her three months after she joined high school. Our team had a short conversation with her since she had expressed interest in joining the  school mentorship clubs. 

'I am currently not sure if I will graduate from high school" Joyce said "My parents earn $ 6 a day and I have six siblings who are also going to school" She continues. Joyce's story represents over 500 students Garden of Hope Foundation work with on a weekly  basis through our mentorship program. "Some of the challenges I face currently include access to menstrual products, I miss school when I get my periods because my parents would rather buy food instead of sanitary towels. My books are not enough and I also have school arrears"  

 

The shool mentorship program provides 1,500 girls with menstrual products per  quarter. Garden of Hope Foundation was able to suppport Joyce with menstrual products, in addition, we partnered with another organization to ensure that she stayed in school without being sent home. 

 

Joyce just graduated from high school and she is looking forward to joing uniersity in May. Partner with us in 2019 to keep more students like joyce in school. 

Mentorship Session
Mentorship Session

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Jan 16, 2019

Joyce has graduated from High school.

Joyce
Joyce

 

"I am done with my final high shool examination" these were Joyce's words in December 2018 after graduating from high school. Joyce joined Garden of Hope Foundation school mentorship program four years ago after  completing her primiary education. Coming from a humble background, Joyce worked hard to ensure that her final primary school grades could at least admit her to a local high school. We met her three months after she joined high school. Our team had a short conversation with her since she had expressed interest in joining the  school mentorship clubs. 

'I am currently not sure if I will graduate from high school" Joyce said "My parents earn $ 6 a day and I have six siblings who are also going to school" She continues. Joyce's story represents over 500 students Garden of Hope Foundation work with on a weekly  basis through our mentorship program. "Some of the challenges I face currently include access to menstrual products, I miss school when I get my periods because my parents would rather buy food instead of sanitary towels. My books are not enough and I also have school arrears"  

 

The shool mentorship program provides 1,500 girls with menstrual products per  quarter. Garden of Hope Foundation was able to suppport Joyce with menstrual products, in addition, we partnered with another organization to ensure that she stayed in school without being sent home. 

 

Joyce just graduated from high school and she is looking forward to joing uniersity in May. Partner with us in 2019 to keep more students like joyce in school. 

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