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The Woman’s Hope Trust was registered with the aim of empowering women for success and ensuring they live their dreams in all spheres of life.

In our mission of reaching out to women, we support charity runs and visit the less fortunate in the society. We also partner and support other groups which have the same vision. Last year, we joined The Kigumo Vision Association during a fundraising to support the needy children with education through the invite of the area Member of Parliament.Hon Jamleck Kamau.

During this benevolent occasion we got to know of Dochas Nasamu Children’s Home in Kangari village, Kigumo Constituency, a home to Forty Nine Orphans between the ages of four to eighteen. On 25th December 2008, we organized a group of friends and family members to visit the orphans. We truly realized the power of sharing and the satisfaction in giving. During Orientation we noted various needs with the children. The Director requested if we could contribute in anyway and promised to consider his request particularly the need for a dining hall.
A story of a form two girl –Muthoni- who got a baby as a result of a rape ordeal from her father caught our attention. To find out more, we visited her during the December holidays. A jovial girl is to say less of her, who despite her torments couldn’t hide the love she has for her two year old baby.
What was more astonishing is that, despite going through the bitter ordeal she topped Kigumo division in 2006 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. Her zeal to be the best has not stopped as she tops her class at Ruchu Girl’s Secondary School. Her greatest challenge is the poverty her family is exposed to.
Muthoni’s mother now widowed, suffered several rape ordeals from her husband which left her mentally challenged. She has 9 children the last born being the same age with Muthoni’s son. The husband died in the year 2007 leaving only bitter memories behind and a heap of predicaments. The family shares a two roomed house and getting a day’s meal is a challenge.
Woman’s Hope Trust has taken the initiative to make a difference in Muthoni’s family not forgetting Dochas Nasamu Children’s Home. To achieve this, three of our representatives will take part in Kilimanjaro Marathon 42km in Moshi on 1st March 2009 and The Two Oceans 56km in Cape Town on 10th April 2009 to raise funds for the two projects.
We are targeting to raise Kshs.1.5 million to cater for both dining hall and Muthoni’s family house. By sponsoring us, you will attest your GREATHEART for the less fortunate in the society
Friends and well wishers can sponsor;
i.Half a KM for Kshs.2,500 ($ 32) tartamount to Kshs.5,000 ( $ 64)
ii.Ticket (s) to Cape Town for a week between 8th April-14th April
iv.building material

1.Your company logo and name will be engraved in the Dochas Nasamu Children’s Home dining hall as one of the sponsors.
2.This course will greatly enhance your dedication to the noble course of Corporate Social Responsibilities

1.2006-Startdard Chartered- Nairobi marathon
2. 2007-Stardarad Chartered –Nairobi marathon
3. 2007 –MTN -Kampala
5.2008 –Safaricom marathon
6.2008 –Ndeka marathon-Thika
Race -21km
7.2008 –Standard Chartered –Nairobi marathon
Lets all join hands to accomplish this bold noble course


Auma's picture


You are doing a great job on that end! Thank you!

Have you posted this in the Global Events Section? I will check out shortly.

I wish you all success as your organize these very noble events.

With respect,
Leah Auma Okeyo.

shiku steve's picture

Thanks so much

Thank you so much Leah for your time.Iam greatly pleased by your appreciation for the good work we are doing.I did post the event of global event in the morning. I do trust and believe I will get positive response.We are training real hard for this course.Out everyday at 6 AM-sweating it all out for the less fortunate in our society.Together we will definitly attain our goal.Bye and stay blessed

Love Shiku

consolata's picture

Yes, we will

Nothing comes easy in life. As we sweat each morning, lets pray that, Almighty God touch someone for this Noble course. Each an every drop of sweat to be translated into something to change someones life. Lets do it!!

Jocelynbrazil's picture

Happy to know this exists!

What a great organization. I am so happy to know this is out there in the world. It's a unique way to support women that has a lot of power behind it.

shiku steve's picture


When one does not have a coin to give to the less privalledged or support with basic materials it feels so frustrating. It is with this thought that the idea of raising money through runs will really help the needy in our society. The runs is one great way of fund raising. Welcome on Board!

Love Shiku

JaniceW's picture

Asante sana

What a great idea. I admire anyone who runs for such a cause, especially as I do not like running. How do we sponsor you if we live outside of Kenya? Please click on the word "Reply" that you see just under this comment as then I will receive an email to let me know that you have replied. Bahati njema.

shiku steve's picture

Thanks again Janice,Jenifer

Thanks again Janice,Jenifer ,Consolata and I created `sole sistas' I have to request for the like but you can find it among the groups.Here we invite all sistas,to run and support us financially or in words.we posted a journal yestaday under voices risng (sponsor the runners) and requested all those who want to sponsor us to contact Jenifer.let me know if this work for you.
be blessed greatly.

Love Shiku

shiku steve's picture

I did it!

Hei Janice.I trust you are doing well and great.I did the two oceans marathon and it was great but very tough.Yeas,I did sweat for the needy.I notified Jennifer on your interest of sponsoring me,but she seem to be dead busy with Voice of our future competition.Now that we are puting our funds together to start the project ,can you send it staight to us-the womans hope?you can either use bank transfer or western union.Let me know if that work for you.
Iam looking for an organization that support education for the needy students and youth developments-can you recommend me to any you know? I would really appreciate.Hope to hear from you soon.
Thats so much for considering to support this noble initiative.

Love Shiku

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Have you heard of WHEAT?

Maybe this could be a resource:

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

Jennifer Ruwart's picture


Somehow I missed that this was for South Africa. Oh well.... we will find more resources!


Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

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