😉This meeting with Immaculate was unforgettable🌠. From her tiny 10 square meter shelter🏚️, she explained us what was her plan to get out of poverty🎯. She was only 21 years old and she already had a clear idea 💡on how to get a brighter ☀️future for her sisters 👧with a realistic plan.
When you come from a slum like Kibera in Kenya🇰🇪, you are disadvantaged from the very beginning. Unemployment 👨💼👩💼reach levels as high ↗️as 80%. The major pain points that we identified were: the lack of mentorship👩⚖️, the lack of financing💰 and the lack of network🕸️. When there is no success story 🚀within a community, it is almost impossible to envision a better life and to make plans to achieve it.
Sometimes it is counter-intuitive, young motivated💪 teenagers👦 do not require massive funding💵 or support to get a job which will change their lives. The main question is how NGOs design✏️ their programs to be the most efficient in terms of time ⏰and money to address those issues. For example, Carolina for Kibera involves a lot of mentoring into its programs to empower🌠the youth and it works.
With CFK🌠, Immaculate received mentorship and a training support on graphic 💻design which enabled her to get her first internship💼. This internship converted into a full time employment😀. This full time job enables her to pay for her accounting📊 classes. Later on, once she will receive her diploma👩🎓, she will be able to support 6 people. This indirect impact is also massive once the initial support is carefully adjusted. It is inspiring🌠 to discuss with young leaders who already demonstrate advanced maturity.
🌠🌠🌠At our own pace and scale, everyone can aspire to change the world!🌠🌠🌠