Henny's Children Center is located in Kwale County. It houses over 70 girls between the ages of 7-17 years who have been rescued from sexual abuse and child-sex trafficking. This project seeks to transform the lives of these girls by economically empowering them to be fiscally responsible and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. The risks of sexual violence and sex traficking will be significantly diminished as the girls will have the skills to lift their families out of poverty.
This center is located in a rural area where resources are scarce and opportunities are limited; so often, there is not enough food, clothes or basic necessities for the girls. This in turn adversely affects their performance in school, and their psychological and social well being. The aim is to provide a sustainable source of income, so that the center can sufficiently provide for the girls it houses.
By building this farm, we endeavor to mitigate the cycle of violence faced by these young girls. The project will focus on the most contributing factor: poverty. By equipping them with skills in farming, which is the one of the largest GDP contributor in the country, and money managing skills, they will grow to be responsible citizens. The girls will also be able to transfer those skills to their homes and protect other girls from sexual violence and sex trafficking.
This project focuses on academic education and entrepreneurial training. The girls will learn how to create and sustain small businesses and how to manage money. Additionally, there will be a complementary mentorship program on their rights and responsibilities. This serves as a long-term solution as it provides them with life-skills that they can use in their future. Most importantly, it will give the center the economic independence they need to holistically take care of the girls housed there