KE 17 – A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR SINGLE MOTHERS
The project is carried out in Amakuriat, in the extreme North West of Kenya, on the border with the Karimojong population of Uganda. It is a very isolated area and far from most important centers, where the main communication routes stop.
People here are pastoralists though they do a bit of agriculture (especially corn and beans) which is their staple food. However, they totally rely on the rains for harvests. And very often, the education of the girl child is often put at the background.
The project aims to deal with two young girls who had to leave school due to an early pregnancy. Talking to them we found out that they desire to learn a trade and then find a job to support themselves and their family, but they do not have the economic means to attend a technical school.
Through this project we would like to support the cost of their tuition so as to help these girls become independent.
- Empower single mothers so that they can support their families
- Ensuring a future for these young women
Direct: 2 Single Mothers
Referent sister of the project: Sr. Mariarosa Ungari