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Nairobi DreamGirls

Nairobi DreamGirls talk about their inspiration and aspirations
for joining the program, Learning new skills and their passions.
Agnes Wanjiru
Agnes Wanjiru

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mathare Lives with her mum. She is compassionate about the well-being of others, loves singing and watching movies. She stands with the principle of never giving up.

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mathare Lives with her mum. She is compassionate about the well-being of others, loves singing and watching movies. She stands with the principle of never giving up.

Mary Ndanu
Mary Ndanu

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru A second born in a family of four. She is very friendly and sloe to anger. Mary loves making Ankara necklaces and beads and drawing. “I am the only one who can change my destiny through each opportunity am given”

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru A second born in a family of four. She is very friendly and sloe to anger. Mary loves making Ankara necklaces and beads and drawing. “I am the only one who can change my destiny through each opportunity am given”

Caroline Mwendi
Caroline Mwendi

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mukuru Lives with her mother. Carol likes dancing traditional and contemporary dances and also acting comedy clips. She composes poems and spoken word. Has the skills in

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mukuru Lives with her mother. Carol likes dancing traditional and contemporary dances and also acting comedy clips. She composes poems and spoken word. Has the skills in

Esther Mueni
Esther Mueni

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Mukuru She is the breadwinner for her three siblings. like singing, I like helping others physically, emotionally and spiritually. I like socializing, meeting new friends, traveling and bonding with young people.

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Mukuru She is the breadwinner for her three siblings. like singing, I like helping others physically, emotionally and spiritually. I like socializing, meeting new friends, traveling and bonding with young people.

Belvine Mauchi
Belvine Mauchi

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru “ PRINCIPLED” She is the second born in a family of five siblings. She is a huge fan of reading motivation books. Her silent character shouldn’t fool you. She is a big debator. She aspires to be a politician in the future as she believes that she can offer some of the local solutions in her community. Belvine intends to also begin a program as DreamGirls in her community in the near future to inspire and educate.

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru “ PRINCIPLED” She is the second born in a family of five siblings. She is a huge fan of reading motivation books. Her silent character shouldn’t fool you. She is a big debator. She aspires to be a politician in the future as she believes that she can offer some of the local solutions in her community. Belvine intends to also begin a program as DreamGirls in her community in the near future to inspire and educate.

Esther Waithera
Esther Waithera

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mathare

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mathare

Hannah Wanjiru
Hannah Wanjiru

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Kiamaiko Popularly known as Ann, she lives with her father and siblings. Her mum passed on while she was still young. She was considered ‘heroin’ by her deputy head teacher in high school due to her zeal in dealing with all kinds of situations that came into her life. She hates it when the disabled persons or the needy are prejudiced.

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Kiamaiko Popularly known as Ann, she lives with her father and siblings. Her mum passed on while she was still young. She was considered ‘heroin’ by her deputy head teacher in high school due to her zeal in dealing with all kinds of situations that came into her life. She hates it when the disabled persons or the needy are prejudiced.

Faith Akumu
Faith Akumu

LOCATION: Mathare, 4B One of the main challenges she faced back in school was lacking school fees. After her father died, it was hard to proceed with furthering her education. She intends to use the Media skills that she will gain in class to educate other girls in the society. She loves singing and rapping.

LOCATION: Mathare, 4B One of the main challenges she faced back in school was lacking school fees. After her father died, it was hard to proceed with furthering her education. She intends to use the Media skills that she will gain in class to educate other girls in the society. She loves singing and rapping.

Floise Ochieka
Floise Ochieka

AGE: 18 Years LOCATION: Korogocho She stays with her mother and sister. Likes socializing, making new friends and has respect for other people.

AGE: 18 Years LOCATION: Korogocho She stays with her mother and sister. Likes socializing, making new friends and has respect for other people.

Fransisca Ndinda
Fransisca Ndinda

Ruth Njoki
Ruth Njoki

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Korogocho Lives with her grandmother and three sisters. Describes herself as unique, principled, respective, honest, confident, responsible, open minded, God fearing and an analytical thinker.

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Korogocho Lives with her grandmother and three sisters. Describes herself as unique, principled, respective, honest, confident, responsible, open minded, God fearing and an analytical thinker.

Emma Achieng
Emma Achieng

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Ngei one Stays with her mum and sister. She loves hanging out with friends, singing, dancing and braiding.

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Ngei one Stays with her mum and sister. She loves hanging out with friends, singing, dancing and braiding.

Lilian Atieno
Lilian Atieno

AGE: 23 years LOCATION: Mathare Lilian, a single mother of one, comes from a family of eight, five brothers, her mum and dad. I like writing, things that concerns the young people and the world around me. She likes cracking jokes too.

AGE: 23 years LOCATION: Mathare Lilian, a single mother of one, comes from a family of eight, five brothers, her mum and dad. I like writing, things that concerns the young people and the world around me. She likes cracking jokes too.

Lucy Wanjira
Lucy Wanjira

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Korogocho She is the third born in a family of two brothers and three sisters. I like socializing with my friends, eating and listening to inspirational words and songs.

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Korogocho She is the third born in a family of two brothers and three sisters. I like socializing with my friends, eating and listening to inspirational words and songs.

Marcelinah Mbatha
Marcelinah Mbatha

AGE:21 years LOCATION: Mukuru Lives with her parents. She loves dancing, modeling, cooking and traveling

AGE:21 years LOCATION: Mukuru Lives with her parents. She loves dancing, modeling, cooking and traveling

Mercy Njoki
Mercy Njoki

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Kiamaiko Mercy is the first born in a family of two. She lives with her mother. Likes playing volleyball, singing, acting and also helping in community work.

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Kiamaiko Mercy is the first born in a family of two. She lives with her mother. Likes playing volleyball, singing, acting and also helping in community work.

Nancy Akoth
Nancy Akoth

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Korogocho She is the second last born in a family of five sisters and one brother. Nancy is a talented singer who likes creating happiness, caring about others welfare and mostly socializing. Nancy speaks her mind. Thanks to this project for embracing me. “Being an empowered lady who knows her rights and where she's heading to, having in mind that our generation will live in a world of equal rights to all no more a male dominated society.”

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Korogocho She is the second last born in a family of five sisters and one brother. Nancy is a talented singer who likes creating happiness, caring about others welfare and mostly socializing. Nancy speaks her mind. Thanks to this project for embracing me. “Being an empowered lady who knows her rights and where she's heading to, having in mind that our generation will live in a world of equal rights to all no more a male dominated society.”

Phanice Ayako
Phanice Ayako

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Mathare She is the third born in a family of five. Loves travelling and debating.

AGE: 22 years LOCATION: Mathare She is the third born in a family of five. Loves travelling and debating.

Freshiah Mwangi
Freshiah Mwangi

AGE: 19 LOCATION: Ngei One Mathare Lives with her mother and niece. The bubbly class representative’s passion is dancing and fashion design. Through the classes she is able to generate new ideas that help her improve her skills and knowledge.

AGE: 19 LOCATION: Ngei One Mathare Lives with her mother and niece. The bubbly class representative’s passion is dancing and fashion design. Through the classes she is able to generate new ideas that help her improve her skills and knowledge.

Sarah Jones 3
Sarah Jones 3

Sarah Jones 13
Sarah Jones 13

Lisha Gisheba
Lisha Gisheba

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben She lives with her parents and her four younger siblings. Lisha loves watching movies and doing character imitation. She also loves listening to music.

AGE: 19 years LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben She lives with her parents and her four younger siblings. Lisha loves watching movies and doing character imitation. She also loves listening to music.

Cynthia Akinyi
Cynthia Akinyi

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Mukuru She comes from a family of five girls. Being a single mum has not been easy for her, at some point even led her into depression. Joining Dreamgirls has created a huge step for her to regain her confident self-back. Through life skills, she is able to manage her emotions and handle situations in a calmer way. She hopes to use my experience as a appointee in sharing with other girls through Media skills.

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Mukuru She comes from a family of five girls. Being a single mum has not been easy for her, at some point even led her into depression. Joining Dreamgirls has created a huge step for her to regain her confident self-back. Through life skills, she is able to manage her emotions and handle situations in a calmer way. She hopes to use my experience as a appointee in sharing with other girls through Media skills.

Christine Bahati
Christine Bahati

LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben Bahati lives with her mom and two sisters. She is a fun and loving person to be around. Her talent is singing and she is very passionate in writing songs.

LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben Bahati lives with her mom and two sisters. She is a fun and loving person to be around. Her talent is singing and she is very passionate in writing songs.

Dorcas Akinyi
Dorcas Akinyi

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Ngei one “SELF LOVE” She considers herself a leader and is very observant in any kind of situation. Dorcas loves reaserching to increase her knowledge in different things. She also loves giving guidance and counselling to people. Focusing on her studies and working hard, she hopes to be a role model and not have her community look doen upon her. Her hobbies include dancing, plaiting, watching movies and also reading magazines.

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Ngei one “SELF LOVE” She considers herself a leader and is very observant in any kind of situation. Dorcas loves reaserching to increase her knowledge in different things. She also loves giving guidance and counselling to people. Focusing on her studies and working hard, she hopes to be a role model and not have her community look doen upon her. Her hobbies include dancing, plaiting, watching movies and also reading magazines.

Gladys Atieno
Gladys Atieno

AGE: 20 years LOCATION: Korogocho “INDEPENDENT” She hails from a family of nine children. Gladys adapts quickly to new situations and is very easy to work with. Her hobbies are making new friends and reading novels.

AGE: 20 years LOCATION: Korogocho “INDEPENDENT” She hails from a family of nine children. Gladys adapts quickly to new situations and is very easy to work with. Her hobbies are making new friends and reading novels.

Hellen Atieno
Hellen Atieno

AGE: 23 years LOCATION: Mathare “ENTREPRENEUR” She loves to read novels and sing. She has had her share of challenges, being a single mom with a daughter who suffers from kidney failure. In future, she hopes to be a successful business lady who can provide skills to other young women to venture into business.

AGE: 23 years LOCATION: Mathare “ENTREPRENEUR” She loves to read novels and sing. She has had her share of challenges, being a single mom with a daughter who suffers from kidney failure. In future, she hopes to be a successful business lady who can provide skills to other young women to venture into business.

Phaustine Asudi
Phaustine Asudi

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben “INNOVATOR” She lives with her parents and 3 brothers. Loves coming up with new ideas and watching films. She also loves counselling people.

AGE: 18 years LOCATION: Mukuru kwa Reuben “INNOVATOR” She lives with her parents and 3 brothers. Loves coming up with new ideas and watching films. She also loves counselling people.

Sharon Auma
Sharon Auma

AGE: 20 years LOCATION: Ngei One Mathare She loves singing, cracking jokes and acting. Singing helps her forget the many issues she has in her life. She also loves interacting with people.

AGE: 20 years LOCATION: Ngei One Mathare She loves singing, cracking jokes and acting. Singing helps her forget the many issues she has in her life. She also loves interacting with people.

Rael Awuor
Rael Awuor

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mathare “GO GETTER” She lives with her aunt after a misunderstanding with her mum which led to her getting into depression. She loves seizing every opportunity that comes her way. Hobbies are travelling, socializing, reading novels and also motivational books.

AGE: 21 years LOCATION: Mathare “GO GETTER” She lives with her aunt after a misunderstanding with her mum which led to her getting into depression. She loves seizing every opportunity that comes her way. Hobbies are travelling, socializing, reading novels and also motivational books.

Elizabeth Kamene
Elizabeth Kamene

AGE: 19 Years LOCATION: Mathare “COMPETITOR” Her mother is a role model in her life. She loves travelling and engaging into new ventures and ideas. She is a firm defender of human rights.

AGE: 19 Years LOCATION: Mathare “COMPETITOR” Her mother is a role model in her life. She loves travelling and engaging into new ventures and ideas. She is a firm defender of human rights.

Sarah Nthambi
Sarah Nthambi

LOCATION: Mukuru Kwa Njenga “COURAGEOUS” A determined and self-motivated young lady. She hopes to create unique ideas with the knowledge and skills that she will gain at Dreamgirls. Likes watching movies and listening to music.

LOCATION: Mukuru Kwa Njenga “COURAGEOUS” A determined and self-motivated young lady. She hopes to create unique ideas with the knowledge and skills that she will gain at Dreamgirls. Likes watching movies and listening to music.

Susan Waema
Susan Waema

LOCATION: Korogocho Second last born in a family of six. She loves cracking jokes, singing and dancing.

LOCATION: Korogocho Second last born in a family of six. She loves cracking jokes, singing and dancing.

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