My name is Kara, I'm a 20-year old girl from Slovakia, studying photography in London.
I am traveling to Mombasa, Kenya on a volunteer program this Christmas.
My primary aim is empowering and supporting local women and their children through education and income-generating projects (such as different crafts including basket weaving, sewing, and jewelry-making. These crafts are later sold in order to generate income and provide for their families.
Gender inequality continues to be a challenge in Kenya and it impacts not only women, but also their children and families for generations to come. I will focus my time on providing valuable support and mentorship on small business management as well as financing and educational development. This helps to increase independence among the women which in turn allows them to better support their families.
I am planning to use this money to pay for my program fee and plane ticket to get there and also to create sustainable educational training materials on topics such as managing finances, vocational skills and building self-esteem to ensure future generations can continue to receive valuable support and basic training.
Thank you for making the world a better and kinder place with me ♥