Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum

by GARDEN OF HOPE FOUNDATION
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum
Launch 150 Startup Youth Businesses in Kibra Slum

Project Report | Jul 5, 2019
Why you should Care

By Victor Odhiamnp | Executive Director

A girl explaining how to use menstrual products.
A girl explaining how to use menstrual products.

The class is full of students. From their faces you can guess that they have been eagerly waiting for this day. The students are between 13 and 17 years, from the back you can hear them giggling and whispering, probably happy that the visitors have arrived.

The teacher tells me there are 100 students. “Great, that is manageable,” I reply with a hesitant voice. From the front I could notice a few boys. They are visibly uncomfortable. It is clear that they do not know why they are there in the first place. I do not want to judge, so I tell my team to continue with the session. From the window I can see more students peeping, perhaps an indication that they want to be part of this session. One of my colleagues starts talking about puberty asking a few questions. The reality hit me in 2014, when my friends and I visited a local orphanage, one girl approached me for Ksh 50 (50 cents). At first I was very hesitant, but she insisted. I gave her. She disappeared for about 10 minutes and came back. I asked my female colleagues to inquire what the money was for. It turned out that someone she trusted was asking for sex in exchange for sanitary towels. My heart sunk. I was angry at the situation and I vowed to support women and girls get access to menstrual products since then. Some 1.2 billion women and girls globally lack access to feminine hygiene products (Menstrual Products). 

The past 3 months, Garden of Hope Foundation through your generous supported has supported 1,500 women and girls get access to menstrual hygiene products. WE have seen the number of school dropout out decrease, self-confidence of women and girls increase and the classes are full. 

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GARDEN OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenya
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Twitter: @GardenofhopeFdn
Project Leader:
Victor Odhiambo
NAIROBI , KENYA Kenya
$10,600 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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