In 2004, Kennedy Odede was a boy with 20 cents and a soccer ball when he founded Shining Hope for Communities, one of the largest community-run organizations in Kibera, Africa’s biggest slum. Kennedy sold peanuts starting at age 7 to put his family through school, but despite his efforts, two of his sisters had to drop out after becoming teenage mothers. Through his organization, which has expanded to include tuition-free education for girls at the Kibera School for Girls, he provides opportunities that his sisters and mother never had.
Today we are rallying to provide education for the girls of Kibera. Just $10 provides a student with a uniform for one year. Donate here