URGENT APPEAL- Help us to stay in school !

by Maisha Safe Sisters in Nairobi

URGENT APPEAL- Help us to stay in school !

Right now there are two young girls who have started their educational journey. They cannot continue without your support.

by Maisha Safe Sisters in Nairobi

We did it
On 10th March 2018 we successfully raised £1,308 with 39 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

Secondary school fees are out of reach for the vast majority of Kenyan girls. As a result less than half of girls in Kenya enrol in secondary school.

We would love to provide each girl at the Maisha Safe House with the gift of education. Therefore we have decided to continue our fundraiser to see if we are able to raise £6000 as this will enable us to support the remaining 14 girls who reside in the safe house.

Breakdown:

High school fees are £403 per child per year

Any remaining money would be put towards school uniforms and educational materials for the girls. 

5% tax on each donation and 8% of overall amount raised (Crowdfunder fee) 

Thank you for supporting us to continue to make a difference to the lives of young women and girls who have been affected by sexual abuse.

Asante Sana


Maisha Girls’ Safe House is a registered charitable trust which was founded in 2015 to respond to the epidemic of sexual violence towards young girls in Kenya. 

The Safe House was created to be safe accommodation for girls and young women who cannot remain at home or are at risk of homelessness. This is because they have been or are “at risk” of being sexually abused. Maisha (meaning ‘life’ in Swahili) currently homes 16 girls and young women aged between 1-20 years old. The project is the first of its kind in Kenya to support girls who have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their lives.  

1 in 3 girls in Kenya will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. Without education, it is highly unlikely that the girls will ultimately live a life free from abuse. In Kenya, over half of secondary school age girls are not enrolled in secondary education.  With an education, the opportunities of escaping the poverty,  and ending the cycle of abuse can become a reality. 

Sara and Nola are two of the girls who currently reside at the Maisha Safe House. These girls have worked hard and have overcome many challenges in the hopes of achieving better life for themselves and their children, through educational opportunities.

However, Sara and Nola cannot continue their journey without your support. Unfortunately Maisha relies entirely on the generosity of well-wishers to continue to support the girls. Staff are unpaid and all funds are spent entirely towards the girls education and educational resources, sanitary products, health care and insurance, food, rent of the shelter and transport. 

The girls have until the end of January 2018 to pay their school fees for the first term or else they will lose their places and will have to drop out of education. The amount needed for the year is 57,000 Kenyan Shillings / £403 GBP each. You can help Sara and Nola by making a contribution and ensuring that they are able to reach their full potential. Any additional funds raised will be used to contribute to the remaining 14 girls' who reside at the Safe House school fees.

To follow Sara and Nola's journey and to learn more about the Safe House please 'like' our Facebook page @maishasafesisters

* Names have been changed to ensure confidentiality is protected. 

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Safe Sister/Brother Bracelet

For those who make a donation of £50 or above we would like to thank you by sending you a handmade Safe Sister or Safe Brother bracelet. Please contact us to send us your address if you would like to receive one. Asante Sana


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