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Empowering Women through Business

Sustainable Development Goal 8 envisions a world with full and productive employment and decent jobs for all. Even though there are a lot of interventions by government, private and non-governmental sectors, the unemployment gap is yet to be closed.  Youth in rural and urban informal settlements are especially vulnerable when…
Uweza
July 27, 2022
Bright FuturesGirls ClubSponsorship

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
Bright Futures

Self Care for Bright Futures members

This month at their weekly meetings, the members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers are focusing on the importance of self-appreciation and self-care, even when life gets busy. Last weekend, they invited a dentist from a clinic in Kibera to facilitate a session on dental care. Also last…
Uweza
February 10, 2020
Bright Futures

Tailoring Course Back in Session

Our sewing class, taught by fashion designer David Avido is back in session after a holiday break! This week, the students learned how to pattern and construct skirts and crop tops. The classes are made possible by the Bright Futures program and Project Kenya.
Uweza
January 24, 2020
Bright Futures

Female Fundis Start Their Second Semester

Our Female Fundis started the second semester of their plumbing and electrical courses last week! In total, nine students are attending these courses at a vocational training school in Kibera through our Bright Futures program and they are changing perceptions about what type of occupations and career paths women can…
Uweza
January 21, 2020
Bright Futures

52 Week Savings Challenge

Last weekend, the members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers met for their last meeting of the year. They reflected on the year and distributed their savings accumulated over the year through their 52-week savings challenge. Collectively, 27 members were able to save a total of 124,790 ($1,250…
Uweza
December 16, 2019
Bright Futures

New Bright Futures Sewing Course

Today, we launched a three-month sewing and tailoring course instructed by Kibera-bashed fashion designer David Avido. The students are members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers and our women's soccer team. They will be covering all the basics of sewing and at the end, will be making products…
Uweza
September 16, 2019