Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , on August 13, 2016. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Hope for Honduran Children, Jibu, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

By Suzanne Skees   This story was originally published on Huffington Post. Read the original version here. Chronic unemployment in Kenya leaves 68 percent of youth without a stable income. In the slums, young men and women struggle to find a source of income....Read more
“I Love My Mom a Lot, Because She Took Me to School”

“I Love My Mom a Lot, Because She Took Me to School”

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: on July 9, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, LivelyHoods, Upaya Social Ventures.

By Suzanne Skees Editor’s note: Scroll down to watch a video about Mekona, who never had a chance to attend school but has learned business and financial skills while building her business with our partners in rural Kenya at The BOMA Project. With three children...Read more
“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on June 17, 2016. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: You think you have challenges as a women, either running for president or voting for one? Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), also voting this November, are banding together to demand greater government representation in a nation with...Read more