The Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy (RAP) in the Era of COVID-19 pilot program was implemented in August-September 2020 in Kisumu, Kenya. Women’s Campaign International (WCI) and Winam Green Ventures (WGV) implemented a four-week pilot program, engaging 15 adolescent girls per week in socially-distant gatherings.
Women supporting women
Winam Green Ventures is a women- led local Community based organization based in Dunga Beach- Kisumu. The organization was formed in 2019 as a self-help group for vulnerable and marginalized women in Dunga Beach. Winam Green Ventures is currently registered under the Social Services department of Kisumu as a Community Based Organization with 100% women membership.
Centralization of an economic activity in a given area always translate to population increase in that area. This attributed by urbanization. The increase in population also translates to depletion of the resources. Dunga community for instance has been a fishingRead more
Why we do community work.
I am a trainer and a mentor for teenagers and young adolescent women. I am also an alumna of the Young African Leadership Initiative (RLC-East Africa) program and Mandela Washington Fellow 2020. With my years of experience in environmentally friendly enterprises in the Lake Victoria region, I strongly believe everyone has a role in making the world a better place. I believe everyone's health and well-being must be esteemed, prioritized, and protected.
Born and raised in Dunga, I have seen the challenges and what it means to live among fisherfolks. I have seen young girls like me give up on their dreams and ambitions as a result of teenage pregnancies, most of these are as a result of lack of mentorship and guidance. The engagements at WGV held guide me during school life. After my Diploma studies, I joined WGV in order to give back to my community and communities around the lake region.
Through the support from Yali transformation fund, we are currently running a series of trainings on improved cook stoves in villages along Lake Victoria that is in Dunga, Nyakach and Siaya.