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success stories (29)

Saturday, 11 July 2020 06:01

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

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Phian is a 21-year-old beautiful young woman born and raised in Mathare informal settlements. Like many young women in the area, she struggled to make ends meet. When the DREAMS project scaled up to reach Mathare informal settlements, she was among the first vulnerable young women to be enrolled. By then, she didn't have a stable source of income. As a young mother, she was experiencing many challenges. She could not afford to put even one meal on the table daily. She took on menial jobs like doing laundry in the estates, a job that she hadn't imagined doing. After…
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:18

MWENDO PROJECT CHANGE STORIES DURING COVID 19

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Margaret Kwamboka Barake is a highly vulnerable 48 year old widow taking care of her 4 children. The family is staying in a single rented room in Kayole Central Ward in Embakasi sub-county. HOPE worldwide Kenya through the MWENDO* Project is supporting her with emergency fund cash transfers of KES 2,000 (about USD 20) per month for 6 months. Before the support she was struggling and had no source of income. Through this provision, she has managed to start a mask making and handwashing soap business during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the cash transfer and her small business she is…
Two Rivers Managing Director, Mr. Theodoros Pantis, presents food donaton to Mr. Nicasius Kamani, HWWK, Operations Director. Today, 15th May 2020, HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK) was humbled and truly grateful to receive a generous donation from Two Rivers, presented by the Managing Director, Mr. Theodoros Pantis, to Mr. Nicasius Kamani, HWWK, Operations Director. The gift donations included food items such as rice, maize, and wheat flour, cooking oil and drinks, and other essential items like sanitary towels. We are especially grateful to the individuals who generously gave to this cause. This donation will go a long way to putting food…
Friday, 15 May 2020 07:44

HWWK RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

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 HWWK RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EPIDEMIC Along with other countries around the world, Kenya is also in the battle against the invisible enemy of COVID-19. HOPE worldwide Kenya is doing its part to keep staff and those we serve safe. Currently we are providing corona-virus awareness and prevention sessions and reinforcing efforts by the government to keep the current curfew that is in place and reinforcing hand washing and sanitizing, along with good respiratory hygiene and social distancing. We are providing individual-level interventions that can be done with the use of social media. HWWK have provided hand washing and sanitizing equipment…
Friday, 15 May 2020 07:36

RELENTLESS PASSION

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RELENTLESS PASSION Ann Masharita, was amongst the first mentors to be engaged at HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK) DREAMS program in Mathare Ward. She resides in Hospital Ward, one of the areas where the DREAMS project is implemented. She is well known in the community and was referral to HWWK by local authorities in Mathare for a volunteer opportunity. Her passion for community work and service to humanity was evident. Her story is inspiring to many young women in the community as she narrates to the Project Officer. Figure 1: Mentor Ann in her office in Mathare updating beneficiary files “I…
Friday, 15 May 2020 07:12

HEARTWARMING SERVICE OF A YOUNG VOLUNTEER

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Heartwarming Service of a Young Volunteer Seventeen (17) year old Elle McLaughlin came to Kenya from the USA in July 2019 to attend a one week Swamp Camp – a teen mentorship program that is organized by the International Churches of Christ in partnership with Nairobi Christian Church. She had just graduated from high school and wanted to spend her summer break in a different part of the world and experience something new before starting college. This was the first time she would be away from home for 6 months. She had no idea where her desires would lead her…
Friday, 15 May 2020 07:08

MY JOURNEY WITH DREAMS

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MY JOURNEY WITH DREAMS Primrose Wangeci is 21 years old. She resides in Riverside village, Viwandani informal settlement and a firstborn in a family of 6 children living with their mother – a single parent. She joined the DREAMS project in 2016 while she was in her second year in high school. It was difficult to stay in school due to lack of school fees and many times she would be sent away. Her encounter with the DREAMS project would change her life. She received school fees support to sustain her in school and successfully complete her studies. She also…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 14:44

SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

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Magdaline is 25 years old and lives in Mathare informal settlement with her husband and their two children aged 6 and 1 and 1/2 years old. She comes from a polygamous family. Her father had 7 wives with about 50 children. She underwent a harsh upbringing and ran away to live with her grandmother. She had to work in the neighborhood to raise her school fees to get through high school. When she met her husband, she thought she would get the love and attention she didn’t get from her parents. He was soon abusive but she had nowhere to…
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:21

WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE

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In March 2018, the DREAMS project was introduced in Mathare, one of the informal settlements in Nairobi with the utmost goal of giving girls in the community a chance to realize and achieve their goals. Priorities were given to the most vulnerable young girls and women within the area. Jenipher Wangui was among the first beneficiaries of the project after recommendation from community leaders who were overseeing the process. At the time, she was 13 years and in class seven at a primary school within the settlement. She had a negative reputation in the community, she was known for drugs…
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:08

OPTIMISTIC AMIDST TRIALS

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Rebecca is a 15 year old orphan from a family of two. Her brother is 13 years old in primary school in class 7. They live with their uncle, his wife and their two children in a single Mabatini room in the slums of Mathare Mabatini in Nairobi. Her parents died when she and her brother were toddlers, leaving them without the parental love experience. She is a jovial young beautiful girl who smiles in storms and remains positive despite the hardships. ‘After my parents died, my maternal uncle took care of us despite his meagre earnings and financial challenges.…
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