Project #3632

Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

by Hot Sun Foundation
Jan 23, 2012

Feel Great about Your Self: Dorcas' Story

Dorcas Saisi, outside Hot Sun Foundation office
Dorcas Saisi, outside Hot Sun Foundation office

My name is Dorcas Saisi. I am 23. I moved to Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, two years ago.  There was nothing for me in my village. Like so many farmers, I came to Nairobi to look for a job.

My first job was as a house help.  I was paid only Kes 2,000 per month (about US$25) although the official minimum wage in Kenya is Kes 6,000.  Sometimes the family would wake me at 3 am telling me to get busy and clean the house.  I just couldn't do it. I worked so hard but they were never satisfied. 

I decided to become a security guard. But I was fired when I was unjustly accused of taking something from someone's house. 

A friend told me about Hot Sun Foundation.  I want to be a filmmaker so I can show the world how servants and other poor people are mistreated. 

My parents are praying for the success of Hot Sun Foundation.  They hope that more and more poor people can have the opportunity to become filmmakers.

What is my message for our friends and supporters?

When people are helping Hot Sun Foundation, they can see for themselves from our films that they are promoting our talents. 

When you help someone else, it makes you feel great about yourself.

Please offer the opportunity to become filmmakers to more slum youth. 

Contribute at  A monthly recurring contribution is especially helpful.

Thank you for promoting our talents.

Francis and Dorcas, Kibera Film School trainees
Francis and Dorcas, Kibera Film School trainees



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Organization Information

Hot Sun Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nathan Collett
Nairobi, Kenya
$50,318 raised of $70,000 goal
684 donations
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