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 | Oct 29, 2021
Thank you: 80 young women and girls have graduated.

By Veronicah Nyambura | programs Manager

 

"I joined the economic empowerment program becuase I could not access sustainable employment, this was due to my low education level and lack of business skills. We were taken through a 3 month's training. After graduation, we were given start-up capital. I started a second hand clothes business. My business has been running for a month now. The mentors have continued to provide me with more business knowledge which help in running the business effectively" Nancy. 

Many young women and girls living in Kibra slum are expected to stay at home and take care of their families, this is because of the fact that they are not able to get access to employment. Some men in the informal settlement still believe women should never earn a living of their own.

Many men believe that women can thrive only in jobs that involve children, health, beauty, or domestic work. Early forced marriages are still common in some traditions and can prevent young women from contributing economically to society. Girls who marry young are often required to end their education to stay at home and look after their family.

We have supported 80 young women and girls living in informal settlement get access to sustainable entrepreneurship skills. These women and girls were provided with small grants in order for them to launch their businesses ideas. 

These women can confidently partcipate in the socio-economic projects in their community. 

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GARDEN OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Victor Odhiambo
NAIROBI , KENYA Kenya

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