Train 300 destitute Kenyan girls for self-reliance

by Vision Africa
Jul 3, 2014

Catching Up With Alice

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Alice at Work

I recently had the absolute pleasure of catching up with a graduate of Seed of Hope. Alice completed her two year course in 2012 and was always quite a quiet girl.

During her time at Seed of Hope she met an American intern, Allison, who paid a return visit to Kenya in June. Allison had asked to follow up on some of the students that she met so we headed out with Gitau, the Nairobi centre's Business and Enterprise teacher. 

We discovered that Alice lived quite a distance from the centre where she trained and Gitau explained that her uncle had worked hard to ensure that she could afford the fares for transport while she was a student. When we reached Alice's shop she was busy working hard and had a few customer orders waiting to be worked on. Some were small repairs and others were new clothes to be made. In the thirty minutes that we were there two or three customers passed by the shop either checking up on work or dropping off something to be done.

Alice shared with confidence how she had built up her business and is now proud to say that she can provide for herself and not have to rely on other people.

Allison and her sister were impressed with the range of fabrics on display and even placed orders of their own while Gitau asked to look over Alice's business records to see if she was putting in to practice what he had taught her.

We all left Alice's shop feeling inspired at how her two years at Seed of Hope have changed her life and given her independence.

Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported Seed of Hope through Global Giving and changed not only Alice's life but the lives of many girls who now have a brighter future.

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Vision Africa

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Kirsty Gichimu
Project Leader
Nairobi, Kenya

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