Project #6434

Small Business to Support Girls Education in Kenya

by PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
$4,845 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Even modest school fees can limit girls education.This project will help girls start a sanitary pad and women a rabbit meat business. Part of the profits will support educational opportunities.


Elementaita (from Masaai word muteita or "dust place") is home to people who are mostly unemployed and have difficulty affording school fees for their children. Girls especially are lacking in opportunities. Moreover, schools are overcrowded and educational facilities are inadequate.


To address the unemployment problems, the girls will make and sell sanitary pads and the women will raise rabbits for sale to restaurants. A portion of the profits will go toward supporting education in the village.

Long-Term Impact

50 women will earn income helping them pay school expenses for their children. 15 girls will earn income making them self sufficient and helping them avoid HIV risk behaviors. Better educational facilities are long term benefits.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Location: Lilburn, GA - USA
Project Leader:
Angie Gust
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA United States

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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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