June’s Hopeful News

JUne's Impact Report:

Thank you for encircling our scholars with holistic support during this pandemic. Your donations are helping us respond to the ever evolving needs in our community.

# of scholars who dreamed about their future careers

6

Our team in Kenya conducted a career test where our high school scholars were able to align their education with their future aspirations! They have big dreams and we are excited to collaborate with them!

# of scholars supported through individualized tutoring

10

We have been providing individualized tutoring in safe spaces for our high school scholars in Zambia. As a result, their grades have been improving! We are proud of their academic growth and success.

scholar highlight of the month

My highlight this month was being able to stay with my family and bond in these last couple of months. While sheltering in place in the village, I have been able to interact with them and learn several things that I did not know. I also taught my family new things about me so that we can all grow stronger in our relationships together. It has been a great highlight for me since I have also been able to meet new family members in the village.

Another highlight is that I have been able to reflect on myself and get to understand myself better. I have found the serenity to know who I am and what I want in life.

Freely in Hope Scholar
Pursuing BA in Education
Class of  2021

staff reflection

This month, I met with the first cohort of Malkia women to talk about the opportunities they have for building a sustainable livelihood. I saw how big their dreams were and the determination they had to make it in life. We have had 2 women already hired for paid baking jobs! Also, due to Freely in Hope’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, we were able to gift 20 women with food baskets. It gave them the freedom to stay off of the streets during the pandemic.

When I first saw the Malkia women with their food baskets, I was emotional and overjoyed. Their eyes grew bright! The hope in their smiles showed that there was so much joy—some of them even became emotional. They joked about how they would not be going to the streets for a while, saying that we have no idea the trouble we saved them. Providing food during this time was very important to us because all the women have children. They were expecting support from the government for food supply during the pandemic, but many deserving people missed out on government support. The food baskets Freely in Hope provided made them feel loved and cared for. We showed them that there are people who consider them worthy.

Learn more about how COVID-19 is affecting women in prostitution here.

Pauline Wanja
Social Worker, Kenya

member spotlight

member since 2020

Michelle, San Francisco
“When those who are hurting feel empowered and lead with their voice and hope, then that is healing and liberation, and that’s what I see powerfully happening through Freely in Hope.”

our gratitude

As we have carefully navigated the effects of COVID-19, your support has been a great encouragement to our community. Our mission during this time is to provide holistic support to allow our scholars to thrive—you are strengthening our team to do so. Thank you for making our response possible.

The Team @ Freely in Hope

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July’s Hopeful News

Our Kenyan team finally got to move all of our high school scholars to the safe house! We are excited for the opportunity to engage them more, both academically and psycho-socially.

July Highlights

This month, we distributed clothing to our Malkia women and graduated scholars in Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship.

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