Project #1802

Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
May 28, 2010

Window of opportunity


The chorus of excitement rang through the room, the 6 teen mums hugging and smiling broadly at each other.

They had just received news from GEMINI field coordinator, Mwalimu Anching'a, that they had won a tender to supply school uniforms to 2 pre-unit schools.

"This is great news for the mothers," says Mwalimu, sandwiched between them. "It will not only provide a steady source of income for the team, but also rubber-stamp the quality of their work."

The GEMINI Tailoring is an innovative project that involves teen mums who have been expelled from school and have to find their own ways of generating income. Learning the basics of dress-making, the teen mums also are equipped with business management skills, communication and marketing basics.

"We look forward to giving back to our community..." said Rutto, one of the beneficiaries. "This is going to prove that pregnancy is not the end of the world..but a juncture where opportunity meets with success."

The tailoring section was set up with kind donations from well-wishers like you, and continues to provide hope for tens of teen mums, whose future hangs in the balance.

GEMINI would like to extend our sincere gratitude to each one of you who has been instrumental in supporting our work, keeping hopes alive and saving lives.

Thank you so much and we hope you will keep on supporting us.

  • Joan Ochi
    Joan Ochi Congratulations on your great work. One question, who takes care of the children when the mums are working?
    • 6 years ago
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  • Stella Amojong
    Stella Amojong Hi Joan,Thanks for the feedback..! We love to hear from all our supporters...When the teen mums are working, a small team of volunteers are always on a rotation shift of checking on the children. We have a safe playing ground for children with some basic toys. The volunteers provide snacks, play with the children and for... Read more »
    • 6 years ago
    •  · 
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Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
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