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A Savings 4 Transformation group meets. Groups like this exemplify the Mekuno Project pillar of economic empowerment.


The robust and cohesive combination of partners we fund have a track record of effecting sustainable change in less than a generation, exceeding industry standards, by utilizing evidence-based, high-quality programs.

We leverage our existing relationships with World Vision and the World Vision Kenya Big Dream Program, an initiative to end FGM and child marriage initially in five Kenyan counties, and the Global Give Back Circle ‘HER Lab,’ an economic empowerment incubator that empowers at-risk adolescent girls and young women, guiding them on how to use their skills and talents to give back to their communities.  

World Vision is a non-profit, global leader in protecting children from abuse and exploitation. Through scale and partnerships, World Vision is the only organization using a holistic model to address the root causes of FGM and Child Marriage. The Kenya Big Dream is an initial 5 county program: West Pokot, Baringo, Samburu, Migor and Narok, each identified as FGM/C ‘hot spots’ by the Kenya government Anti-FGM Board. This project aims to empower girls to know their worth by eliminating the root causes of child marriage and FGM. In these counties, the Kenya Big Dream will positively impact over 423,000 people including over 243,000 children.

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To support a world of gender equality, Global Give Back Circle economically empowers at-risk adolescent girls and guides them on how to use their skills and talents to give back to their communities. Ensuring girls continue their education, providing them access to life skills, leadership skills, workforce readiness skills, and connecting them to dedicated mentors is at the core of the Global Give Back Circle. Today, history is being made as 2,200 mentors walk alongside at-risk adolescent girls in East Africa, providing them with the tools to break down barriers, change the status quo and lead the movement to economically empower a girl to create an impact in her community, her country, and her world. HER Lab is a program of the Global Give Back Circle, providing a pathway to meaningful work for rural adolescent girls. To date, 628 ‘HER Lab’ graduates who are educated, now rise up as role models for thousands of other girls in rural areas.

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