Impact

GenderSHOFCO members scored 17% higher on the gender attitude scale than community baseline respondents in 2013. In 2012, there was no measurable difference.1, 2A national survey of 18 to 24 year olds found that during childhood, 32% of females had experienced sexual violence. In comparison, only 4% of KSG students have experienced sexual violence since enrolling at KSG.3  91% of program participants believe women should be treated equally to men and girls should be educated at the same rates as boys.273% of SHOFCO members disagree that there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten.1Education100% of KSG 2nd grade students read at or above a 2nd grade level, compared to only 28.5% of 2nd graders nationwide in Kenya.4 On a test predicting future 8th grade performance, our KSG 3rd graders had a mean score of 475 out of 500 and our 4th graders a mean score of 445. By comparison, in 2013, the national 8th grade high score was 444; 55% of 8th graders did not even achieve a passing score of 250.Kibera teacher/student ratio: 1:87; KSG ratio: 1:8Kenyan absenteeism rate 15%; KSG absenteeism rate <1%Economic/Community Empowerment78% of women involved in our Economic Empowerment Programs versus 51% in Kibera and 57% in Kenya have a source of income. 1, 5 While 44% of married women in Kibera participate in household financial decisions, 62% of women whose daughter attends the Kibera School for Girls either jointly control or spearhead household financial decisions.KSG Parents that have been a SHOFCO member for 2-4 years have lower unemployment rates (5% lower), more stable employment (8% lower casual labor rate) and an average of 14% higher income, than incoming KSG Parents.1, 2Women enrolled in our programs showed an 8% increase in employment over a 1-year period from 52% to 60%. The employment rate for Kibera women as a whole is 51%. 1, 2Water8,942,156 liters of clean water sold since it’s opening in January 2012.1,333 households (6,665 people) get their daily water at one of SHOFCO’s clean water kiosks.6,000 people using SHOFCO toilets.Health64% of the Kibera community practices family planning versus 80% of SHOFCO members.1, 21 2013 SHOFCO Community Survey 2 2013 SHOFCO Program Beneficiary Survey3 Kenya Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development, 20104 Uwezo, 2012 Kenya Annual Assessment Report5 2009 Kenya DHS