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Give them a skill!

Jambo Leah and Anne-Christine,

I think it is great that you want to collaborate with women around the world and exchange ideas! I will be going to Kenya in two weeks with a volunteer program to participate in the women’s education program they offer. I am not sure where in Kenya I will be placed, but I would be happy to give feedback from my experience. Personally, I think the best way to empower the women in Kenya is to provide them with a skill to support themselves and their loved ones. I found this amazing organization called Living Positive. They have an entire program to help women who are struggling with HIV. They have an entire process to ensure the women will be successful. For the first 6 months they treat the women both mentally and physically. The next 6 months they provide the women with a skill. Then the last three months they provide them with basic business skills. http://www.livingpositivekenya.org/

I think this is a great way to empower women. If you can provide them with a skill to support themselves it will help them financial and give them something to feel proud of and encourage them to help other around them!

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William's picture

your trip to Kenya

Hi there, I'm not sure who is writing so didn't use any name. Please let me know how the program in Kenya to empower women is working, how successful it has become. Best wishes for a successful trip.
William

Auma's picture

Welcome to Kenya!

Please let me know once you are here! I am in Kenya too! What date do you arrive? I can provide you with the contacts and we can link up once you arrive! I am sure there will be plenty to learn from your programme. I am also bracing myself up for a women's empowerment training in January!

Thank you and let us keep this rolling!

Best from Kenya- Leah.

Mukut's picture

Best wishes

Best wishes for your trip. May you empower and be empowered :)

Would love to hear more.

Love,

Mukut Ray

hmagnussen's picture

Im back

Hi all,
I am back! I am currently in the process of selling some of the jewelry, scarfs, etc. that the women made. Sorry for the late response. I have been trying to keep up with my blog as well! It was an amazing experience but a lot harder than I ever imagined. I was placed in Kibera. I will post some of my blog entries on here! =)

HazelM's picture

seen you.

I see you posted on the Voices Rising area, too.
Glad you made it. Tell more, if you can.
regards
HazelM

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