Holiday Matching Challenge by Newman's Own and Grant me the Wisdom Foundations: $200,000
Learn how one empowered women can create a better life for herself, her family, and her community. Build a healthier, more educated, economically empowered, and gender-equitable Kibera.
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Shining Hope for Communities combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, by linking tuition free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.
Everyone, everywhere deserves the chance to hope
$15 Provides sanitary napkins for our adolescent girls’ program for 1 month
$30 Sponsors a student's education at The Kibera School for Girls for 1 month
$100 Provides the SHOFCO's Women's Empowerment Program with supplies for 1 month
$200 Sponsors a SHOFCO Youth Program community clean up
$500 Provides a computer for our clinic, school, or cyber cafe
$1000 Sponsors our Youth Education Programs for 1 month
$2000 Provides 1 year of medical supplies for our clinic
$5000 Sponsors the salary of a nurse or midwife for the clinic
Did you know?
In Kibera, 43% of the girls do not attend school, compared to 29% of boys
Women and girls in Kibera contract HIV at a rate 5 times their male counterparts
"Shining Hope for Communities demonstrates that those who believe in change can make it happen. They are leading a remarkable transformation of Kibera, providing education, healthcare, clean water and hope for a better life. We've been a proud supporter from the start, and we’re thrilled to see them grow and succeed."
"You know you've been a little modest here, but this is kind of a breakthrough in Kibera-- what you're doing for young girls and women...it's a breakthrough that has to be done everywhere."
President William J. Clinton to Kennedy (April 2011, CGI U Closing Plenary)
"In many parts of the world women are routinely beaten, raped, or sold into prostitution. They are denied access to medical care, education, economic and political power. Changing that could change everything"