Women for Women in Africa’s Guiding Purpose is:
“To work for the relief of impoverished persons in Kenya, with a particular focus on children and women from the Kibera slum in Nairobi Kenya, who are in poverty, or are suffering distress, destitution, sickness or misfortune, regardless of age, sex, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs or marital status”.
How does WFWIA achieve this?:
- Provide access to education for underprivileged and impoverished children and adults living in slums in Kenya;
- Provide opportunity through training programs to impoverished women to develop independent sources of income and sustenance to support their families;
- Assist in-country partners in building schools and related infrastructure as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty through the training and equipping of local people in school construction techniques – as part of local community development projects – involving maintenance plans, training of teachers and construction of classrooms and vocational training centres;
- Develop holistic, self-sustaining development programs covering education, skills transference, agriculture, small business enterprise, health and nutrition;
- Support and work with to achieve the holistic development of people in Kenya and provide opportunities for linkages between such individuals and the Australian community;
- Encourage donors and supporters to participate in activities of Women for Women in Africa designed to further its principal purpose.
Providing education, dignity and hope to Africa’s forgotten people.
Imagine a place where finding water – any water – was the most vital task, each and every day.
Welcome to Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum. A place where crime, drugs, prostitution and violence are pretty much the only career choices for the children who grow up here.
Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kibera sprawls across 630 acres – an area that somehow crams over a million people together in a place they have no option but to call home.
We – Women for Women in Africa – are a charity with a single aim – to help those who live here forge a better life for themselves. The people here have nothing. Yet despite the squalor, despite the raw sewage that runs through the alleyways, despite the daily hunt to buy a jerry can of water, despite the fact that one meagre meal of grain and chicken feet or fish bone soup is the best that can be hoped for each day, there remains a quiet dignity amongst the population.
These are people who, if they could just be offered that initial helping hand, will do all they can to get not only themselves, but their whole family away from the slums of Kibera.
Women For Women In Africa – with your help – extends that helping hand.
Women For Women In Africa believes the best way to relieve poverty is through education