Nakuru Safehouse for Women and Children

by Springs of Hope Foundation Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project will provide vocational training to Kenyan women who are striving to become self-sufficient and provide for their families' basic needs. The majority of the women in this program are young, single mothers who are struggling to feed their families. The women will undergo an extensive one-year tailoring course.

$22,500
total goal
$16,208
remaining
34
donors
4
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

44% of Kenya's female population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day. They are often at risk of being trapped in dehumanizing professions such as the sex trade in order to feed their children. This project will empower poor women in rural villages with valuable sewing skills so that they can earn a living. Moreover, it will help to keep their children at school, eradicating the necessity to force marriage on their young daughters at a very early age

Solution

The women and their children live in our Nakuru facility free of charge while attending our on site 12-month vocational training school where they develop tailoring skills and learn valuable business practices and healthy lifestyle choices. She is then able to start her own tailoring business and earn an income that can provide food, education and basic necessities for her family.We also provide free education for the children of our women.

Long-Term Impact

The women participating in this project attend professional workshops which allow them to have a safer and more stable future. As a direct result of this training, these women will have the necessary knowledge to guarantee their independence both professionally and personally. This program helps their families in their daily living as well. The project will educate women allowing them to rise out of poverty and provide for their families' health, education and well-being.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.springsofhopefoundation.org
Springs of Hope Foundation

Organization Information

Springs of Hope Foundation

Location: Big Bay, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.springsofhopefoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Hughes
Big Bay, MI United States
$6,292 raised of $22,500 goal
 
59 donations
$16,208 to go
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