Project #287 | Supporting Female Entrepreneurs in Rwanda
Our partnership with Garden of Hope Foundation
Informal settlements are not legally recognized and do not offer government services like schools, medical care or running water. Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kibera is the second largest informal settlement in the world, with an estimated population of over 250,000 people. Like other informal settlements, Kibera is characterized by overcrowded dwellings; high unemployment rates; poor environmental conditions; limited water and electricity supplies; poor sanitation; and lack of access to health facilities. Women and girls find it difficult to secure formal employment due to lower education levels, lack of vocational experience, and social norms that expect women and girls to stay at home.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Garden of Hope Foundation to train young, single mothers in Kibera in entrepreneurship, leadership, vocational skills, and income generating activities. The goal is to equip young women who are the most disadvantaged with resources to start small businesses as a pathway out of poverty. Through our partnership, 100 women are participating in a 3-month-long cohort, with workshops held twice a month, alongside a full year of mentorship support from local business leaders.
WOMEN EQUIPPED WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS TO START SMALL BUSINESSES
COHORTS TRAINED IN LEADERSHIP, BUSINESS PLANNING AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS
LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS PROVIDE MENTORSHIP TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.