Children
 Kenya
Project #1771

Empowering Girls in Kibera

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.
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Summary

This project provides a safe space and advocacy platform for adolescent girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya to fight gender-based violence and discrimination.
$60,000
total goal
$21,172
remaining
357
donors
2
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Only 1% of girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya have access to an all-girl, development program. Young women in the slum aged 15-24 are contracting HIV at a rate 5 times that of their male counterparts. The Binti Pamoja Center creates a safe space for adolescent girls to discuss reproductive health issues and to fight gender-based violence and discrimination. The Center also offers educational scholarships for secondary school, financial literacy training, and peer education training.

Solution

If we provide scholarships, financial literacy, HIV/AIDS training, leadership skills, as well as a physical, safe space for girls and young women in the Kibera slum, we can help these women lead healthy lives and become agents of social change.

Long-Term Impact

The Binti Pamoja Center will provide 100 adolescent girls and young women with a safe space to discuss and tackle gender-based violence and discrimination, supporting them to make educated choices, lead healthy lives, and become community leaders.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Binti Pamoja's LightBox Website
Friends of Carolina for Kibera Facebook Group
Carolina for Kibera MySpace Page

Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Project Leader:
Leann Bankoski
Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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