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Letter from the Founder

Dear Friend, Colleague, advocate or supporter:
Welcome to Hope Foundation for African Women (HFAW), an organization inspired to make a difference in the lives of poor, vulnerable and marginalized rural women and girls in Kenya. Think of a Maasai woman who would do the majority of the family’s domestic chores: building huts with mud and dung, fetching water from long distances, collecting firewood from the bush and often dangerous areas, cooking and rearing children, finding food in a desert-like climate just to mention a few. She would generally be the one providing for her family but would have very little decision-making power both in the community and the household. She owns no property and is generally illiterate; lacking basic financial and health knowledge. She would be enduring female genital mutilation, lives in poverty and might be experiencing domestic violence. Similarly, think of the Kisii woman, coming from the same community as myself who does most of what the Maasai woman does, except for the environmental difference. Here, the woman enjoys a much more livable environment because it receives humble rains and, therefore, food is much easier to grow.

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