Project #5584

Safety, Shelter & Food 4 Vulnerable Kids in Kibera

by St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization
Nov 4, 2013

I've Been to Paris in My Dreams


In September, St. Vincent's sent four aspiring vulnerable girls to college - an extremely rare opportunity in Kibera where just 42% of girls even reach high school. One of these deserving girls was our very own, Maureen, who has called St. Vincent’s Rescue Center her home for the past five years.

Orphaned at age 7, Maureen has been with St. Vincent’s since she attended our nursery school as a young child. This year, we are so proud that her hard work and dedication to her studies has paid off as Maureen has been accepted to the United States International University where she is studying International Relations.

A compassionate and reliable ‘big sister’ to all of the children in our rescue center, Maureen plans to pursue a career with the United Nations where she can marry her passions of working with women and children, and her dreams of one day being able to travel the world.  Eventually, Maureen has her eyes set on an international diplomacy position with the government of Kenya. In addition to her studies, Maureen loves to salsa dance, read, listen to music and meet new people.  

Ask Maureen about her plans for the future, her eyes immediately light up and she tells you, ‘I have been to Paris many times before in my dreams. One day I want to go for real.’  

St. Vincent's has created a new microproject to help cover the tuition of Maureen and the three other girls we are supporting. Please check out the project here:


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization

Location: P.O. BOX 56486-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lucy Kayiwa
L.R. No. P.O. BOX, Nairobi Kenya

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.