Meet Peris Ipato, one of the WEEP alumni. She lives in Ngong among the Maasai community who are herders. Peris was empowered with entrepreneurial skills during the sustainability phase in the WEEP program. She neatly beads the Maasai necklaces and sells them to the HEART lodge and other jewelry shops in the outskirts of Nairobi. […]
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The Jubilee Fellowship Church (JFC) mission team 2017 dedicated Frida Mkiwa’s newly constructed house in Lower Taita. The 42 year old Frida, separated and abandoned by her husband, is a graduate of the Women Equality and Empowerment Program (WEEP) 2016. She is a mother of two children; 16 year old Mathias Nyambu and 6 year […]
Linn Asbury is in Nairobi at the moment and is helping the WEEP women with quality control and ideas on how to make unique products that will attract better prices. The ladies have been keen to implement the skills taught by Linn thus there is an incredible growth in making new products that are stocked […]
The Gunton’s team comprised of four couples including the winners of the 2016 Auburn fundraising dinner. The team of 8 interacted with Kibera WEEP graduates and newly enrolled women. The women shared their accounts of resilience and the transformation that the WEEP program has brought to their lives. The team members encouraged the ladies through […]
Studies indicate that sexual maturation upsets the balance of both girls and boys and, consequently, impacts their education. However, menstruation further complicates the girl child’s challenges. Sanitary wear is beyond the reach of many girls in Kenya because they are too expensive for either them or their guardians to afford. UNESCO estimates 1 in 10 […]
“Flicker of Hope: Empowered HIV+ Women of Kenya” is an uplifting short documentary about women who were saved from death by the USA and Kenyan-based humanitarian organization Health Education Africa Resource Team (HEART). The women are guided on a path to realize their own potential, become self-sufficient, and support their children. Empowered with a […]
Freedom for Girls (FFG) is delighted to announce it’s ‘new and improved’ brand of sanitary towels! This is as a result of feedback from our beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders. 2016’s goal is to reach 200,000 girls with a year supply of this better-quality sanitary towels, undergarments and health education to empower them to stay in […]
HEART on Safari 2016 The HEART Board Cordially Invites you to Join us in Celebrating HEART’s 16th Anniversary Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5-9 PM The Ridge Golf and Event Center 2020 Golf Course Rd Auburn, CA To purchase your dinner tickets, please contact the California HEART Office. Online ticket purchasing has now closed. California – […]
In acknowledgement of the Freedom for Girls (FFG) project, HEART received a check donation of Kshs. 10,000 shillings from Lions Club Runda on July 24th 2013, at Lions Loresho Hospital. The donation was received during an auspicious event graced by the International president of Lions Club District 411A – Mr. Joe Preston. Ms. Lydiah Njoroge […]
Magdalene Nkaai’s story The future looks blurry when you grow up in a family of 22 siblings, three mothers with only one father. The woman has no say in the Maasai community and the boy child is always given priority when resources need to be allocated. Growing up in a male chauvinistic society, Magdalene Nkaai […]
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