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Saying No to Period Poverty

By: Atieno MuyuyiPhoto credit: Mufadhal Musa Having periods is still unaffordable in Kenya...we still have a big number of teenage girls and even married women who can’t access sanitary towels or afford to buy one! We still have areas that use traditional methods when it comes to menstruation! We still…
Uweza
June 8, 2021
Art ProgramImpact Stories

Two Uweza Artists Start Their Own Business

In 2017, Uweza artists Syimon and Kevin started a t-shirt printing company. Combining savings from the sales of their paintings at the gallery and jobs they held, they purchased their first printing machine and started to spread the word among friends. They ran their new business out of their house…
Uweza
June 3, 2021
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Celebrating the Mothers of Uweza

Today we are celebrating some of the mothers of Uweza for all that they do and have been through that often goes unrecognized. Read below as we share their experiences, advice, and thoughts on motherhood.Photos and story by Mufadhal Musa and Cedrick Joseph "To be a mother is very important…
Uweza
May 9, 2021
Art ProgramGirls ClubSponsorship

Program Participant Spotlight: Winny

Winny is an Uweza all-star who makes the most of every opportunity. She never misses a session of our girls' life skills club and has represented our taekwondo classes at a national tournament. She's always one of the first to arrive for our art classes and has already sold two…
Uweza
April 19, 2021
Thank you

The Best Things That Happened in 2020

It's been a rough year but we are grateful for so much. Here's a quick look at some of the good things that happened for us in 2020. Happy New Year and thank you for being part of Uweza this year!
Uweza
January 1, 2021
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Uweza (Virtual) Art Show – Video

On Saturday 12th December, we hosted the Uweza (Virtual) Art Show to provide friends and supporters around the world with a chance to connect with and learn about the Kibera-based artisans that we work with. If you weren't able to join or if you would just like to experience it…
Uweza
December 14, 2020
COVID-19

Empowering Women and Protecting Communities With UN Women

Last month, we initiated a new project aimed at economically empowering women and protecting communities during COVID-19, funded by UN Women. Over the last few weeks, together with Kenyan fashion designers KikoRomeo, we have been training 120 women tailors from six areas of Nairobi (Eastleigh, Kibra, Mathare, Kawangware, Korogocho, Kangemi)…
Uweza
September 28, 2020