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  • Impact Story

    SHOFCO Library User Comes Second in 2020 KCSE

    - by Denis Koech

    When Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha was announcing the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Education (KCSE) results, Allan Wasonga Udoma was at ease not, as he watched the live broadcast with his friends. “I knew I was going to get an A and my teachers had told me that they expect me to be in the top ten candidates.…

  • News

    How do transport buses reflect the health of a community?

    - by Media Team

    Early Saturday morning, the pristine UN blue and white-colored buses rolled through Kibera, Kenya, one of Africa’s largest slums. These three new buses were not funded by the globally supported United Nations, but rather came from a proximate partner that works closely with UNDP, WHO, and UN Women’s organizations – Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). SHOFCO is a grassroots organization…

  • Impact Story

    Empowering Entrepreneurs in Kenya’s Urban Slums

    - by Denis Koech

    Irene had been running her business for a few years in Mathare urban slum before she enrolled in entrepreneurship and employability training at SHOFCO. The 34-year-old says: “When I attended the training, I learnt some skills that are helping me to grow my business. Before the training I had no idea about record keeping or customer care. I was just…