Testimonials

Khadija Otineo Parent, Project Participant The Kibera School for Girls has helped me so much. I see a very big change in my daughter. My child speaks English. She is now doing even better than her brother who is in 2nd grade, although she is just in pre-school. Even her brother is boasting about how […]

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Measurement and Evaluation

Shining Hope for Communities is committed to rigorously measuring and evaluating our impact on the community and the effectiveness of our programs. We document the direct impact of each of Shining Hope’s programs on our participants, constantly evaluating and adapting to ensure the highest possible impact. In November and December 2010, Shining Hope laid the […]

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Impacts

Shining Hope for Communities is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the community members we serve. We integrate the measurement and evaluation of the effectiveness of our programs into the everyday function of our organization. We are committed to recording and evaluating both the quantitative and qualitative impact of our projects. […]

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Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic

In Kibera, the average life expectancy is thirty years of age, compared with sixty years of age in the rest of Kenya. Women face additional health risks: the number one killer of women in Kibera is childbirth, and extreme gender discrimination creates strong barriers for women accessing health facilities or health information. The Johanna Justin-Jinich […]

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Kibera School for Girls

The First Tuition-free School for Girls in Kibera In August 2009, Shining Hope for Communities founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first tuition-free school for girls in Kibera. By providing a superior education, daily nourishment, uniforms, and schools supplies all free of charge, we are able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls […]

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Our Projects

Shining Hope for Communities has developed a community-driven model to combat intergenerational cycles of gender inequality and extreme poverty. Our tuition-free school for girls is linked to essential services available to all, including a health clinic offering primary and women’s healthcare, community programs that empower and educate, sanitation facilities, and Kibera’s largest clean water access […]

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Our Story

Our Founders: Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner Kennedy’s Story In 2004, I started the grassroots movement that became Shining Hope for Communities with twenty-cents and a soccer ball. In my wildest dreams, I could not have believed that Shining Hope would grow into the organization that it is today. Growing up as the oldest of […]

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About Us

Why Our Work Can’t Wait There is a desperate need for organizations like ours. The brutality inflicted on women and girls in much of the world is the paramount human rights issue of this century. However, for every $1 spent on development worldwide girls and women receive less than ¢2. Although the UN estimates that […]

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