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Girls of Uweza Foundation

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THE STORY:

The Need:
Uweza Foundation is a registered non-profit organization based in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.  Uweza, which is Kiswahili for ability, seeks to combat the cycle of poverty in the slum through community-led intiatives that build upon already existing capabilities and resourcefulness. According to a survey we conducted among adolescent girls in Kibera, the most pressing challenges they face are:

  • Early marriage and early pregnancy
  • School drop outs due to lack of support
  • Peer pressure
  • Rape
  • Poverty
  • Lack of direction in life

Our Response:
When you donate to Uweza, you are supporting programs that educate, protect & empower vulnerable girls.  These programs are in direct response to the expressed needs of the girls involved and include:

  • Scholarships (including school fees, books, and school uniforms) for girls in primary, secondary & technical schools
  • Establishment of a "safe house" for girls seeking refuge from dangerous home situations
  • Life skills training (topics include reproductive health, self-defense, and choosing a career) in our Girls' Empowerment Club
  • Activities that build skills and self-esteem including a girls soccer team, art classes, a journalism club, and a dance group at our Community Center

Girls are Africa's greatest untapped resource. With your help, girls in Kibera can grow into powerful and independent women, affecting positive change in their own lives, their families, and their entire communities. Join the movement to educate & empower girls in Kenya!

Asanteni sana (thank you very much) for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$23,873

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sujata Lakhe

    $25

  • @anniesperson

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • sheila mara

     

  • Gals

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Sandrine

    $10

  • Alfred

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Edward Jones

    $100

  • Jenny Cooke

    $100

  • Juju and Da

    $2,000

  • Timothy and June Rooney

    $3,000

  • Randall Chamberlain

    $18

  • Kathryn M. Ireland

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristy Crabtree

     

  • Dr. Anne Perschel, Leadership Psychologist

    $200

  • Edward J. Jones, Jr.

    $200

  • Denise and John Mara

     

  • Pat Kaufman

    $100

  • Haley

    $50

  • drumhand

    $50

  • Mike Kaufman

    $100

  • Levisman Family

    $25

  • Victoria Miles

    $100

  • Carol Port

    $100

  • A. Agostino

    $50

  • Brienne Letourneau

     

  • Michael Jay

    $250

  • Sabins Family

    $25

  • David G.

    $100

  • Karen Miller

    $100

  • Marc

    $20

  • Debbie and Elliott Berman

    $180

  • Ramona Foster

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laura Hansen

    $20

  • Port Family

    $100

  • jvh

    $150

  • Belinda Evans

    $800

  • Mira Kowalska

    $50

  • Lorie Levun, Wila Kohn, Susie Eyman

    $150

  • Phil & Leslie Downey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Emily Douglas

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Summers Family

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bob Auguston

    $50

  • Dot Auguston

    $100

  • Adoara

    $50

  • Katie Gibbons

    $20

  • Phil L.

    $50

  • Pamela Dominguez

    $25

  • Erin Cannon

    $50

  • Sarah Ansari

    $100

  • Matt Devine

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Brian Dougherty

    $20

  • Sarah Weiss

    $10

  • Christie Starzec

    $20

  • Susie Arshonsky

    $20

  • Chelsea Warren

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Debbie Scranton

    $20

  • Andy Kennedy

    $50

  • Nishi Panchal

    $30

  • Valon Xharra

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Wado

    $10

  • Daniel Agostino

    $10

  • Alexis and Matt Douglas

    $100

  • Adrianne Eyman

    $10

  • ROY A. LEVUN

    $100

  • David Levy

    $10

  • Doug Sunshine

    $100

  • Sabrina Guenther

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • R. Particka

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Samantha Bathauer

    $10

  • Josh Post

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Kelley Kregle

    $50

  • Bob Brackenbury and Linda Parysek

    $100

  • Andy and Tere Schaefer

    $25

  • Jessica Richardson

    $20

  • Friends of Kibera

    $600

  • The Magee Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mark Hurst

    $25

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60% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $23,873 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

UWEZA AID FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$23,848

 

60% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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Kathleen Knutson

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Donor Comments

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

The Magee Family

The Magee Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Friends of Kibera

Friends of Kibera

DONATION: $600

4 years ago

Jessica Richardson

Jessica Richardson

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Andy and Tere Schaefer

Andy and Tere Schaefer

DONATION: $25

In memory of Mike Meyer and Carlos Sandoval 4 years ago

Bob Brackenbury and Linda Parysek

Bob Brackenbury and Linda Parysek

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kelley Kregle

Kelley Kregle

DONATION: $50

In tribute to Los Brower's 78th birthday. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $90

4 years ago