Below are some of the stories of individuals, families and communities whose lives have been transformed through the tireless and selfless work of our network and nonprofit partners.
Singing their way out of poverty. Having lived in poverty, one would think their songs would shy away from the life they would want to forget that of struggle. But not for Ali Roba, 25 and Anthony Kigeria, 24. The artists from Kariobangi choose to sing some of the struggles their peers go through in the slums to create awareness.
When Peter Elusa first heard about the Youth Empowerment through Commercial Farming project, he was excited. He looked forward to attending training sessions and being paid for it. But he was mistaken and disappointed at first.
“I had been used to getting handouts whenever I attended workshops and trainings but what I learned in the training is more valuable than the handouts,” says Elusa.
“My income from poultry has increased and I can use the money to pay my school fees”.
Twenty two-year-old Evaline Ong’ore has been involved in small-scale chicken rearing as a hobby but without any skills. The returns were dismal and frustrating since she needed to make money to supplement the horticulture farming she was involved in to help pay her school fees.
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