Train 300 destitute Kenyan girls for self-reliance

by Vision Africa
Jan 19, 2012

Thanks GlobalGiving for Going Green!

Students receive the paper for recycling
Students receive the paper for recycling

As Vision Africa celebrates it's tenth anniversary this year, one of our key focus areas is making projects sustainable. In fact, the projects we work with have been challenged to raise 30% of their own budget by the end of 2013 through a variety of Income Generating Activities (IGAs).

At our Seed of Hope centre in Nairobi, one of the IGAs is a recycling enterprise called "re:future". The centre collects glass, plastic and paper in large volumes and sells them on to recycling companies. The profits can then be invested in training the students the life skills, business skills and vocational skills they receive at the centre.

We were delighted when GlobalGiving asked if they could use "re:future" to recycle the paper generated from their storytelling project which has been going on in Kenya. Today, we took delivery of the papers which will really help us in our efforts to give disadvantaged girls dignity, hope and opportunity.


Some of the paper that was donated
Some of the paper that was donated

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Organization Information

Vision Africa

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Project Leader:
Kirsty Mclullich
Project Leader
Nairobi, Kenya