Young Women Empowerment





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Migori

Total Budget: $49,467

Area of Focus: Community economic development

This project enhances the employability of disadvantaged and poor adolescent girls, youth, and teenage mothers through a program of vocational and skills development. Young women from the surrounding impoverished area will access training in one of three hubs including cosmetology (hair dressing, beauty therapy, manicure), tailoring and dressmaking (sewing, product repair and creation including school uniforms and reusable tampons), and hospitality (commercial baking, catering, restaurant services). The young women will receive six months training followed by a twelve month paid internship. The program will support 100 young women and is sustainable after their graduation and employment by providing funds from fees earned and products sold to sustain future enrollees. The program follows the successful initiation of the same program on a smaller scale and provides critical funding to scale up the program primarily through added equipment in response to local demand.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Suna Migori

Primary Contact: Elisha Odhiambo

Email: elishaotieno13@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego Downtown Breakfast

Primary Contact: Scott MacDonald

Email: scottmac724@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $21,467
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





San Diego Downtown Breakfast (5340)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Colleta CV

Edward Kabaka resume

Migori Institute MOU

Public Meeting Minutes

Rieko Kenya MOU


Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Scott MacDonald

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 by Scott MacDonald of the Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast, District 5340.


by Scott MacDonald

System Entry: Pledge of $40,000 with $10,000 DDF by Scott MacDonald of the Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast, District 5340.


by Scott MacDonald

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Scott MacDonald

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

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