The problem: Systemic Urban Poverty

Poverty can't end unless the systems that hold it in place are broken. 

The need continues to grow

By 2045, the world’s urban population is projected to reach 6 billion. Emerging economies, like Kenya, will have to endure this rapid growth but without the capacity to handle these challenges, urban poverty will explode.

Picture life without access to healthcare, without affordable clean water, unable to voice your rights or to provide opportunities for your children.

SHOFCO works to address these key issues by providing critical services that break survival mode, community advocacy platforms, and building female leadership to create lasting change.

Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Death due to diarrheal diseases in sub-Saharan Africa are some of the highest in the world. But, it does not have to be.

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Healthcare

Inaccessible and poor quality of healthcare in slums make it impossible to thrive or escape survival mode. Not anymore.

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Community & Economic Empowerment

With the right tools, communities can build paths out of poverty.

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Advocacy & Grassroots Leadership

When empowered people are able to advocate for themselves, they can create lasting change.

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Women and Girls’ Education & Leadership

Research shows that when you have more women in public decision-making and leadership roles, better policies result.

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We’re building urban promise from urban poverty.

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