Empowering Women So They Can Support Themselves and Each Other! Over the past year, we implemented an exciting project in Kisumu, Kenya to help at-risk women in supporting each other and in developing women-owned businesses. During this time, we have witnessed the power of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) as women lend critically needed support to each other! The SHGs have given leaders and participants of the “Elijah Jr. & Leah Auma Women Empowerment Program” a significant sense of self-confidence and assurance in a collective journey intended to catalyze and strengthen their inner-resilience. More than 20 SHGs have been created during the Program and each one is already developing ideas to launch new businesses. Last Saturday, several members of our international team (including Rotarians such as Robert J. (Bob) Reid, PhD, Peace Fellows such as Magdalena Zurita, and Peacebuilders such as @John Scardina under the leadership of U4C’s CEO Lourdes Ximena Murillo) worked with our local partner, Women Arise for Positive Change (WAPC), led by Elizabeth Ngere, to deliver yet another powerful session (Session 15), this time on principles of entrepreneurship.

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