Friends of Soul Source gathered at Minnehaha Academy Chapel on June 2nd, 2013 to hear from our partner women in Kenya who are doing such amazing work on the ground there. Marren Ojode and Mary Alice Onyura shared stories of many individual women as well as women’s groups who are supporting each other and finding unique ways to demonstrate their new-found beliefs in themselves as powerful women. With the support and training provided these key Empowerment Training leaders and others, women around Lake Victoria in Nairobi slums are forming shared businesses and finding significant pay off in so many ways. We also learned of the successes of the scholarship program and the positive affects it is having on the surrounding community.
The intention of the Soul Source Foundation is to systemically impact women and children’s ability to better their life situations, so that they can be fully thriving members of their communities. This past year we have continued our partnership with these Kenyan women working in villages around Lake Victoria as well as new groups in Nairobi.