The “Mamas” company was established in 2017 to support women in Kabiria, Kenya. Besides our support, “Project Tres”, another Non Profit organization, contributes bringing knowledge to 12 ladies. They learn crafts and using local products they handmake handbags and bracelets.
This project goes beyond learning a new skill once they can actually make profit from selling the products and contribute with basic needs like food and housing. The majority of the Mamas are mothers of our students what creates a better and straight connection with them.
During our daily activities and close personal contact, it was easy to identify the cultural struggles, family structures and personal challenges as woman’s needs. Some points like the monthly period caught our attention and it was possible to observe extra difficulties due COVID – 19 pandemic.
Help Women Independence During COVID is our initiative to address women needs and support the ones that are responsible for our babies. The goal was to raise $3000.00 to create a health fund: buy fabric pads, offer therapy sessions and help them getting the medicine needed.
The total of $1694.00 was raised at GlobalGiving platform and this is how we will invest the money:
During the COVID pandemic beyond taking care of our “babies”, we are hoping to give extra love to the ones that keep our project moving: The Mamas!
Along with Project Tres, we support 15 women who are the mothers of our "babies" at the Hai Center. They became artisans and with the funds coming from their work, they feed their families and pay the rent for their homes.
Strengthening our women through emotional and financial support directly impacts their lives and, consequently, their families, and the community around them.
Taking care of our women with love and support will certainly influence the way they raise their children, and that is a powerful cycle. We believe that when a woman is able to make different choices that change her life, it inspires others to do so too.
During the Covid pandemic our challenge is to ensure financial, emocional and health support to our "Mamas". Having access to the medicines that they need, and counting with the help of a local psychologist would positively impact their lives and give them the strength, support, and motivation to keep them engaged.
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