Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children

by Springs of Hope Foundation
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Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
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Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children

Project Report | Apr 8, 2022
Meet Julia, one of our recent graduates.

By Antoinette Hoareau | Project Administration Manager

                     

                                      

For over two years now I have had to attend our graduations virtually. I've always said what a blessing our dedicated team in Kenya has been during these very trying times. 
I would like to introduce Antoinette, one of the newest members of our team along with Julia, (her name has been for her privacy), one of our recent graduates. 
Please read Antoinette's full account of Julia's accomplishments despite the many, many challenges Julia has overcome in her young life. I hope Julia's success will bring you some happiness and joy during these very troubling times.

Warmest regards,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
Founder/CEO
Springs of Hope Foundation



           

                      

Hello Everyone,

My name is Antoinette. I joined the team at Kijiji Mission in Feb 2021, and I must say that I love being involved in this very special project and watching our girls blossom into competent, confident young women during the time they are with us. As a mother of adult sons, I must confess that I do become very attached to our beautiful girls. One of the greatest joys for me in my position as administrative manager is following up on the success of our graduates.

Meet Julia, one of our recent graduates. Julia's young life has been very challenging, to say the least, with very little hope for her future until she was admitted into Kijiji Missions' one-year program. With the disruption of Covid Julia actually stayed with us for 18 months. Julia was born HIV Positive, is deaf, and mute. Her mother was a victim of the traditional custom of marrying off very young girls at age 12 or 13 yrs too much older men in exchange for a dowry of a dozen or so cattle. Julia's mother died in childbirth, leaving her to be raised by an elderly father and extended family. Her father is now in his 80s, is in poor health, and is in no position to assist her. In fact, his solution for Julia's future after graduation was to arrange a marriage to a much older man, repeating the cycle of abuse. 

Julia's greatest strength is being able to sew pre-cut items with speed and accurate attention to detail. After graduation, she was offered a job and accommodation at a project we are closely associated with, Daraja 360
As we all went our separate ways after graduation in December to enjoy a well-earned Christmas break, the first since the beginning of Covid, we were quite nervous and worried that Julia would not be permitted to report to her new job in January. Much to everyone's relief, Julia reported to her new employer, has settled in very well, and is already earning bonuses on her production. 

We are all so very thankful to you for your support. Without you, girls like Julia would not have the future that women all over the world deserve.

Asante Sana.

Warmest blessings,

Antoinette Hoareau

Project Administration Manager

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Through sponsorship, you can change the destiny of a girl like Julia by providing her with the skill needed to become a well-trained young woman. Our program not only teaches tailoring. We incorporate beginning computer training, bookkeeping, business, and money management, along with healthy lifestyle skills, opening the door to education so that she may realize her full potential and fulfill her dreams.




  This is the first graduation in two years that we have been able to share and celebrate the girl's achievements with their family and friends.


      Julia's cousin was able to be with her on her special day.

 

If you have been thinking about becoming a monthly sponsor to a young woman like Julia, now is a great opportunity to have your first donation matched.
 

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Dec 31, 2021
Happy New Year. May 2022 be filled with Many Blessings.

By Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom | Founder/CEO

Dec 16, 2021
200% match on monthly donors this week. Please share our work with your friends and family.

By Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom | Founder/CEO

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Location: Big Bay, MI - USA
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Jennifer Hughes
Big Bay , MI United States
$113,260 raised of $150,000 goal
 
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