may 11, 2016

Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills – Kenya speaker

On April 19, 2016, SISF was proud to host Dolly Rajuai, Program Director/CEO of Kenya Poverty Elimination Network, a Kenyon non-profit organization working to address the needs of a region in Kenya hardest hit by HIV-AIDS, where many AIDS orphans are being raised by grandparents. KPEN was established to develop and provide suitable, sustainable and comprehensive livelihood opportunities, with special emphasis on women and youth. KPEN’s objective is to improve knowledge in the community that challenges social and cultural stereotypes, to develop and implement community interventions which reduce HIV incidences and improve quality of lives. KPEN promotes civic and human rights awareness, works in cooperation with civil society organizations and departments of the Kenyan Government in addressing the challenges of poverty, HIV and AIDS. Training is provided to women and youth in skills of managing small businesses. Start-up capital is provided in the form of small loans. KPEN trains and assists in animal husbandry in the form of goat keeping, beekeeping, local poultry, amaranth growing and farming of traditional vegetables which helps to provide much needed incomes to HIV affected households. SISF has made a club donation to the program. For further information on KPEN visit