Jul 20, 2020

Meet Joyce: Using her skills reduce the spread of Covid-19

Joyce’s family is one of the many families struggling to meet their daily needs now. “Adhiambo, 21, is a young entrepreneur from Kibera slum. 

Many high school graduates across the country receive their final  results with the hope of joining tertiary institutions to pursue their dream careers. Most parents are left in a dilemma owing to the competing family needs and the limited sources of income. Therefore, some prioritize secondary education over tertiary education for their children. 

Joyce's was not lucky to transition to college or university after she graduated from high school, but the skills she got from the leadership developement and entrepreneurship program has transformed her life and her family. 

“I joined the three-month Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship program run by Garden of Hope Foundation where I acquired skills in Entrepreneurship, Basic Computer, and Leadership. During my training period, participants were grouped and given Ksh500 to start and run a business for two weeks. This exposes us to a first-hand experience on entrepreneurship. The 500/ $ 5  helps participants to test their business ideas and offers experiential learning. In our group, a member knew how to make the liquid soap so we decided to run with the idea. We were required to return the Sh500 with a profit after the two weeks. In the process, I learnt to make soap on my own and decided to start a small business out of it,”

Joyce is currently making soap to support needy families in Kibera slum during covid-19. In addition, she is also sensitizing the community on Covid-19.

Joyce selling soap at nearby shop
Joyce selling soap at nearby shop

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Mar 25, 2020

Thank you for reducing the spread of Covid-19

 

We have been at the forefront to stop the spread of the novel Corona virus by supporting  communities living in Kibera to  bulld hand washing facilities. We have also been provding them with information on how people can maintain hygiene.

This is a community led initiative where the community seeks to solve the challenges and compliment of efforts of the government in curbing the spread of Covid_19.

Covid-19 is spreading across the globe with 300,000 confirmed cases and over 10,000 deaths, the virus is literary bringing the world to stand still. Simple, everyday things must stop: freedom of movement, mingling with friends, shaking hands with new acquaintances, or even working alongside our colleagues. However, we are not powerless to stop it. We can and must play our part.

We have so far distributed two hand washing stations in Kibra slum supporting over 1,000 people directly. Kibra slum is characterized by overcrowding. The slum also has limited access to clean water and poor sanitation facilities. Our hope is to support over 50,000 people by end of April.

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Mar 25, 2020

Reduce the spread of Covid-19

 

We have been at the forefront to stop the spread of the novel Corona virus by encouraging communities living in Kibera to assemble local hand washing facilities and providing information on how people can maintain hygiene. This is a community led initiative where the community seeks to solve the challenges and compliment of efforts of the government in curbing the spread of Covid_19. You can donate online to help us reduce the spread of covid-19.

Covid-19 is spreading across the globe with 300,000 confirmed cases and over 10,000 deaths, Covid-19 literary bringing the world to stand still. Simple, everyday things must stop: freedom of movement, mingling with friends, shaking hands with new acquaintances, or even working alongside our colleagues. However, we are not powerless to stop it. We can and must play our part.

We have so far distributed two hand washing stations in Kibra slum supporting over 1,000 people directly. Kibra slum is characterized by overcrowding. The slum also has limited access to clean water and poor sanitation facilities. Our hope is to support over 50,000 people by end of April.

 
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