Hope in the Slum
KVC runs a micro-business that employs older youth living in the Kawangware slum to make products from recycled paper and also teaches them basic business management skills. To meet the high demand of these products and employ more youth, KVC asked GO to help them build a new eco-friendly facility to replace the old and unsafe 10×10 facility.
Thanks to GO’s grant, KVC now has a larger, “green” building to house the business and accomodate more production. Youth helped construct this new facility so they could learn how to make eco-friendly bricks and gain construction skills for future employment opportunities. Without GO’s support, the project would not have received the jumpstart it needed to attract other donors.
Thanks to KVC’s efforts led by its Executive Director, Augustine Githaiga, more jobs will be created, more youth will learn a trade that will help them break the cycle of poverty.
“At least now I have a career though I had no chance to get to high school. By the end of the construction I will have my own certificate which will take me far and I will be in high demand as a mason in the society.” ~ Emmanuel Odhiambo, age 24.