SHOFCO Mother's Day Matching Challenge

by Shining Hope for Communities


All donations to Shining Hope for Communities in honor of Mother's Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000 by May 12th, 2013! Send a tribute card by making a donation in honor of the women in your life. Changing the lives of women and children is a powerful and meaningful alternative to buying gifts. Thank you for taking this opportunity to ensure that Mother's Day has a lasting impact on the lives of women and children in Kibera, Kenya! Photography: Bella Zanesco
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Shining Hope for Communities is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that empowers communities through empowering girls and women. Shining Hope's innovative, community-driven model combats extreme poverty and gender inequity by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of accessible, comprehensive community services for all.


All donations to Shining Hope for Communities in honor of Mother's Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000!

Long-Term Impact

Our model is ground breaking: linking the value placed in girls' education with essential services for all. There is a desperate need to extend beyond Kibera to developing countries around the globe, changing the daily realities of 600 million girls and women.


Shining Hope for Communities Introductory Video
Kibera School For Girls Music Video - I Know I Can
The Lancet, 'Grassroots project shines hope...'

Organization Information

Shining Hope for Communities

Location: Middletown, Connecticut - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Shining Hope for Communities
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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