Bringing economic empowerment so more children can go to school to people living in the most remote regions of sub-Saharan Africa is not easy. It’s a full team effort.
The way we build economically durable communities is through providing training, tools, and resources to business leaders who have already created revolutionary change for their communities – especially for women and children.
For 7 years, we have brought together top scientists, subject matter experts, and diverse partnerships to create an approach rooted in proven scientific methods. We prove our project with GPS coordinates to our sites.
86% of our students use the clean water and handwashing stations and WASH-related diseases have decreased by 40%
Schools increased their income by 50% and their savings by 100%
97.8% of participants felt more empowered to care for their children after completing the program, and 74% of participants found they had more time for their own activities.
Our schools have seen a 60% increase in enrollment, a 8% increase in student grades, and a 14% increase in attendance.
Meet Linet a hair and beauty specialist in Ngoswani, Kenya. We funded her service business that has now reached 10% market share in her community. Her five children will earn 8% more income for every year they remain in school because of her enterprise.
Bordering the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia, Kenya hosts a rich diversity of natural abundance as well as ethnicities. But poverty and inequality remain key developmental challenges in Kenya, and people in the rural areas are still heavily reliant on the natural habitat inhabited by elephants and other wildlife, putting humans and wildlife at loggerheads.