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NYT: In This Rape Case, the Victim Was 4

New York Times' Nicholas Kristof writes about seeking justice for one of our KSG girls.

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NYT Op-Ed by Kennedy Odede

SHOFCO Founder Kennedy Odede's latest opinion article published by the New York Times.

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Kennedy Odede

Forbes: 30 Under 30

Congratulations to SHOFCO Founder Kennedy Odede on being named a 2014 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneur!

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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

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
Life expectancy in Kibera is estimated to be 30 years of age, compared to 54.2 years of age in the rest of Kenya
Join us to change the reality of Kibera's humanitarian crisis
Newman's Own
"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."

Robert H. Forrester
CEO and President, Newman’s Own Foundation

President William J. Clinton
"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's a breakthrough that has to be done everywhere."

President William J. Clinton to Kennedy (April 2011, CGI U Closing Plenary)

New York Times Magazine
"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"

The New York Times Magazine