• SHOFCO members scored 17% higher on the gender attitude scale than community baseline respondents in 2013. In 2012, there was no measurable difference.1, 2
  • A 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.2
  • 73% of SHOFCO members disagree that there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten.1


  • 100% 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: 1:8
  • Kenyan absenteeism rate 15%; KSG absenteeism rate <1%

Economic/Community Empowerment

  • 78% 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, 2
  • Women 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, 2


  • 8,942,156 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.


  • 64% of the Kibera community practices family planning versus 80% of SHOFCO members.1, 2

1 2013 SHOFCO Community Survey 
2 2013 SHOFCO Program Beneficiary Survey
3 Kenya Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development, 2010
Uwezo, 2012 Kenya Annual Assessment Report
5 2009 Kenya DHS