Sierra's View: For the Women in Kenya

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Friday, April 5, 2013

For the Women in Kenya

Copyright: Sierra Ainge Photography- Oh, Just Living the Dream
Copyright: Sierra Ainge Photography-Oh Just Living the Dream
Copyright: Sierra Ainge Photography-Oh, Just Living the Dream

My dear blogging friends,
Many of you know that I had the wonderful experience of living and teaching in a village in Kenya in 2011. Since that time, my heart has only grown fonder for these amazing people, specifically the women. I have watched these incredible young girls who are treated very poorly in some cases not being able to live up to their potential because of lack of money, safety and health reasons. They are so bright, beautiful, and bold and I want nothing more than to see them achieve their educational goals in better circumstances.

This is a girl Mariam that I had the opportunity to meet. She was such a special young girl. This is her story:

The Usalama Center
Usalama is the Swahili word for "safety". Young Kenyan girls are falling victim to early marriage, sexual violence, prostitutions, disease, and many other challenges. Design by Kenyan principals, educators and community leaders (including many influential women) our vision is that the Usalama Center will provide:
  • A shelter for girls, age 11-14 who are being stalked, pursued or attacked. 
  • A study hall that includes light, resource books, and tutors.
  • Classes to help girls who become pregnant stay in school.
  • Mentoring in assertiveness, life skills and study habits. 
  • Family counseling
  • Business life skills to help girls become self sufficient. 
Through Global Giving and with YOUR help we can create this place for these girls!

So, my amazing blogging people,
All I am asking you to do is go to Kenya Keys Facebook page and "like" it. That's it!! 
For every "like" that our page gets, Global Giving will donate 1$. 
This will go til the end of April, so please spread the word!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

For other ways to donate and help click here. 


  1. I didn't know you went to Kenya!?!?! Seriously one of my dreams. Lucky girl. I liked them on FB! :) :) What a great cause to support!


  2. I am on my way to their Facebook page! Just dropping in from Google Friend Connect blog hop and now following via GFC:))


    PS Would love to invite you to join Lets Get Social Sunday and link up your blog and all you social sites to meet new friends and gain more followers:)) (live right now at
    Hoping to see you there!!


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