Empowered Women International partnered with Kibera Paper Kenya to help women and children in Kibera Slum break free from poverty.
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Kibera Paper Card Project started in May 2001 at Kibera Slum.Kibera Paper is an ingenious solution that offers a living wage for fulfilling work. Local offices donate waste printed matter and this is pulped down, dyed and dryed, and transformed into beautiful handmade paper. The paper is used to create exquisite greetings cards, which are designed by three in-house artists and made by 22 artisans. Those with young babies bring them to work; the older children attend school, some for the first time, because their parents can now afford the fees.
- Provide an income that allows women to meet the basic needs for their children like education, food, housing and clothing.
- Ensure that the project is self-sustaining by not depending on donors; by generating the income from the sale of product.
- Create an environment where women are cared for and that enable them to develop their self-esteem.