As the owner of a travel agency sending many clients to experience Kenya, I felt the social responsibility to give back to this wonderful country. I have had the fortunate opportunity to visit Africa many times and on one of my earlier trips I met a lady who sponsored a couple of children through Women for Women in Africa.
I was extremely inspired by the story behind the organization, an amazing group of volunteers raising funds to help women become self-sufficient to support themselves and their families in Kibera. Education has always been important to me and to see the opportunities that this education presented to so many that may have missed out, I wanted to be part of it all. I wanted to help support the incredible people who were really working to make a difference in so many people’s lives. I was extremely encouraged by the fact that this organization didn’t just give money but worked to empower women to look after themselves and their families, and that they provided education to help children break the cycle of poverty.
I organized to visit the Centre in Nairobi and meet the dedicated team as well as some of the children that this organization helps in so many ways. On my return I became actively involved in helping to raise funds through functions and spread awareness to increase sponsorship to support WKW. I feel privileged to have an opportunity to work alongside so many incredible people who dedicate their time in helping change the lives of the women and children of Kibera.