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The Women of Kibera

Despite years of programming and attention on girls’ and women’s empowerment, the status of women in Kenya is not encouraging. 39% of women ages 15-49 who have ever been married report sexual or physical violence within their marriage. Less than half of currently married and employed women who earn cash are…
Uweza
March 8, 2019
EducationSponsorship

A Long Walk to High School

Uweza first supported us to school in 2009. We joined Class 1 (first grade) at Olympic Primary School. Our life changed compared to the life we had in pre-school. We had everything we needed, for example, textbooks, pencils, and exercise books, just to name a few. We were not sent…
Uweza
April 19, 2017
Girls Club

A Girl’s Journey

What happens when you give girls the opportunity to speak for themselves? For the last three years, Uweza Foundation has provided an answer to this question by providing an open space at their center where girls from Kibera can meet and discuss issues relevant to their daily lives out without…
Uweza
March 26, 2016