Empowerment of Teenage Mothers

by Hope for Teenage Mothers
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Summary

This project is Empowering 150 teenage mothers by giving them life skills training and an opportunity to go back to school, thus giving them their lives back and economically empowering them.
$24,500
total goal
$19,307
remaining
49
donors
2
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

This project addresses underage pregnancy, hunger, HIV/AIDS, poverty, and illiteracy in the Mukuru slum East of Nairobi, Kenya. Hope for teenage mothers offers teenage mums economic empowerment, self esteem, education and life skills. Quote from teenage mother in program: "My parents threw me out of the house and tore my books after I became pregnant while I was in school. I came to Mukuru slum to look for shelter. Hope for teenage mothers are helping me get my life back."

Solution

Hope for Teenage Mothers empowers teenage mothers through basic skills training, Accelerated Learning, Peer Education, Hairdressing, Cookery and Microfinance training. Our assessment has found that these community programmes have an immediate impact.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help economically empower teenage mothers and eradicate poverty in the slum . This will provide for their incomes and provide for their children and the community as a whole.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​hopeforteenagemothers.org/​

Organization Information

Hope for Teenage Mothers

Location: Nairobi, GPO - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.hopeforteenagemother.org
Project Leader:
Lucy Ndungu
Program Coordinator
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

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