In 2020 your support empowered, kept safe, and restored dignity to 560 vulnerable girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation/ Child Marriage/ affected by Sexual Violence & exploitation/Poverty in Kuria, rural Kenya by providing them with critical basic needs, training & skills. In turn, they now have a chance at basic education and a reduced risk of being subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, child marriage, teen pregnancies, & exposure to public humiliation and sexual exploitation.
Msichana Empowerment Kuria works in the Kuria Community in rural, Kenya to End Female Genital Mutilation by supporting access to healthcare, education & justice for the most vulnerable girls & women. Right now 80% of girls are subjected to FGM as an honour to their family and the majority married off so as children. Your support will empower, restore dignity, & keep in school an additional 1000 vulnerable girls, reducing their risk of FGM, while sustainably supporting the initial 560 girls.
This project provides school uniforms & shoes, menstrual care, training & skills to meet the needs of an additional 1000 girls in two years affected by violence & poverty. These will increase the girls' access to healthcare & education. We will also provide sustained support to the girls through community mentorship & training that spreads knowledge to others. Mothers & caregivers will also receive economic development training to boost their credit viability & social justice to strengthen.
This project will directly support 1000 vulnerable girls' ability to regularly attend school, reducing their chances of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation or being married off. This project will also train mothers & caregivers in agriculture and entrepreneurship, linking them to microfinance opportunities that will help them rise out of poverty. The women will also be taught to share their new knowledge with their neighbours, making sure the changes made through this project are sustainable.