Make a difference by donating to HITAJI Development Initiative (HDI) girls' education in Migori County, Kenya.
Many girls who are unable to continue with school end up in the streets where they become victims of HIV/AIDS, unwed mothers or risk being trafficked. I come from this place, l know what it means to go hungry, walk for distances looking for food, water and above all, l know what it means to be discriminated against as a girl. Contribute to a girl's education and you will change the world around her by empowering her through education--education is the key that opens many doors of opportunities!
Girls from poor families in Migori County are faced with many challenges due to the high level of poverty, discrimination and abuse that threatens their well-being. However, studies show that the many benefits of providing girls with an education are clear:
Educated girls help break the cycle of poverty;
Girls who go to school are more likely to enter the work force, Earn higher incomes, delay marriage, plan their families, and seek an education for their own children; and
Studies have shown that when girls receive an education and earn income, they put 90 percent of their earnings into their families, compared only to 40 percent for men.
We have nearly 50 girls from very poor families who have applied for help and care and next year we are expecting more. In order to achieve this goal HDI is committed to providing educational scholarships and stipends to girls so that they could not only go to school but to also stay in school. This year, HDI was able to partially sponsor 3 girls to 3 secondary schools; however, there is greater need! We want to expand our ability to accommodate more needy girls who passed Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E) examination but who are unable to proceed to secondary school due to lack of school fees. The focus of the fund is on immediate, concrete, educational support.
$550 is the average amount of school fees for one girl for one school year
$25 is sufficient to provide a complete school uniform for 1 girl for one year
The cost includes two pairs of skirts, blouses, socks, sweaters, a tie, and a pair of shoes.
$25 is sufficient for all text books for 1 girl for a full year
Most schools require students to bring textbooks to school from a list provided by the schools
$150 is sufficient for all personal needs including sanitary care for 1 girl per year
Hitaji girls cannot afford proper school uniform, underwear, or clothes, and hav no funds for books, pencils, and paper.
With financial support from donors like you we can help these girls go to school. Any amount you can give will go a long way!
Note: HITAJI will send the funds directly to the school account for the Girls and notification sent to you as the sponsor
Please donate now to support the girls. Also let me know if you would rather adopt one of the girls. Together we can change lives!
Thank you so very much!
Asenath Dande, HDI Founder and CEO