Train 300 destitute Kenyan girls for self-reliance

by Vision Africa
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Summary

Seed of Hope rescues destitute girls & offers counseling & training in lifeskills, vocational skills & business, equipping girls to improve standards of living for them, their families & communities.
$100,000
total goal
$12,030
remaining
457
donors
6
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Up to 80% of teenage Kenyan girls don't have the opportunity to attend secondary school exposing them to high-risk situations including child marriage, prostitution, abuse & extreme poverty. Seed of Hope nurtures students to reach their potential through training & counseling. Graduates are supported to set up their own small business as a step towards independence. Since 2002 over 1000 girls have graduated, about 82% of whom earn above minimum wage through self-employment or employment.

Solution

Our full training and counseling program is complimented by a feeding program and income generating activities which teach the girls how to be self sufficient and help to support the centres.

Long-Term Impact

Seed of Hope has the potential to enable many girls to gain financial independence, employ others, pay for siblings' education & improve living conditions for their families. These are all realities we can see amongst our current graduates.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vision-africa.org/​
Information About Seed of Hope
Vision Africa Twitter Account
Vision Africa Facebook Page
Students,staff & graduates talk about Seed of Hope

Organization Information

Vision Africa

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.vision-africa.org/​
Project Leader:
Kirsty Gichimu
Project Leader
Nairobi, Kenya

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