SHOFCO Women's Empowerment Project (SWEP) provides business training, support and additional income for women living with HIV in the slums of Kibera and Mathare in Kenya. Our SWEP members create beautiful handmade goods - from beaded bracelets to colorful yoga bags and more. It's now all available for sale on Etsy!
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We believe in the urban poor; in their strength, resilience and capacity to create a better future. Through grassroots leadership, we link schools for girls to community services for all, building vibrant, gender equitable communities where all are able to realize their full potential.
SHOFCO’s innovation places free schools for girls in the center of holistic community services, allowing the school to become a portal for large scale social change. This approach invites both genders to be part of the solution and builds a community invested in its own future — ultimately, transforming the face of urban poverty while creating tomorrow’s leaders.
Healthcare is key to SHOFCO’s holistic approach to help build empowered, healthy generations. Our services include primary health and preventative care, pre- and postpartum care, child immunizations, comprehensive HIV care, family planning, cervical cancer screening, gender-based violence response, and a child nutrition program.
SHOFCO is dedicated to providing slum communities with the tools to create bright futures for themselves. Our community programs provide resources to further economic opportunity and advance human rights, creating space for individuals to pave personal paths out of poverty.
SHOFCO goes beyond clean, affordable water. While our 100,000 liter water tower serves as the largest access point to clean water in Kibera, our cutting edge bio-latrines, community toilets and hygiene and sanitation education initiatives define a holistic WASH approach.