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The Women of Kibera

By Blog, Kibera News

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…

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A Long Walk to High School

By Education, Sponsorship

[Norman, Brian, and Vincent are first year high school students who participate in Uweza’s Sponsorship Program. This story of their academic journey is written in their own words, without any changes by Uweza] Uweza first supported us to school in 2009. We joined Class 1 (first grade) at Olympic Primary…

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A Girl’s Journey

By Girls Club

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…

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