Updated Jan 16, 2018

The Samburu Sisters Project

Part of The Samburu Project

Kevin Villagran

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The Samburu Project wish to take the opportunity to launch their first official program to mark the celebration of thier 10th anniversary. The Program will be designed to look at each element of a young woman’s life, from mid-teens through adult-hood. It will promote international sister-hood and aim to engage western women to support their ‘sisters’ in the community of Samburu. The program wil...
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The Samburu Project wish to take the opportunity to launch their first official program to mark the celebration of thier 10th anniversary. The Program will be designed to look at each element of a young woman’s life, from mid-teens through adult-hood. It will promote international sister-hood and aim to engage western women to support their ‘sisters’ in the community of Samburu. The program will aim to be a model that can be replicated in other regions and countries.
How does your innovation work? The opportunity to launch such a program stems from the work of The Samburu Project over the past 10 years, and the provision of clean and safe drinking water to over 70,000 people. With women and young girls no longer having to walk 12 miles per day, they are now free to create better lives for them and their families. As the need was not present to support these women in the past there is no current infrastructure to support their development. This can lead to poor education, poor health, relationship problems, high rates of pregnancy in young girls and lack of opportunities for their future. The Program will address the following aspects of life: Schooling Health, including reproductive care and support, contraception etc Relationship support Career management, small business start-up support Childcare programs Home Economic support and guidance Anticipated Outcomes: Education – With the solution of water wells now in place young girls and women no longer have to walk up to 12 miles per day for this provision. With time to now gain an education, they can re-engage in the education system. This opens up opportunity for them to a brighter future. Create a secure future through small business development, saving money of their own – Women learn basic business skills and a vocational skill with earning power in their local markets. They begin to save and receive support to establish cooperatives after graduation. Develop health, well-being and emotional strength – Women learn how to manage their health, including reproductive health and stress management. They also learn about the importance of good hygiene and nutrition for their families. They are connected with local healthcare providers. Gain a voice in their communities and beyond, developing a supportive network for them and other women – Women learn their fundamental rights and those recognized in their countries, and are encouraged to educate other women. They learn the importance of civic participation, voting, and negotiation. Connect to networks for support and advocacy – Women build support networks. They share ideas and resources, invest in business together, and help each other find solutions to common challenges. Development of available resources, creating a self-sustainable community – Through development of resources like agriculture and growing their own produce they re-invest themselves into their communities creating a better future for them and their families through the provision of better and more accessible food.
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Stage 1: Ideation

Registered in Kenyain Kenya

Focus Areas:

Entrepreneurship, Economic Empowerment, Social Services and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Entrepreneurship, Economic Empowerment, Social Services, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and InclusionSEE LESS

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Kenya

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