Bride Rescue Project

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Since 2004, IPM has partnered with Bride Rescue, located in Kajiado, KENYA aims to eliminate disparities in education, social and economic status for prosperity within the community especially women, children, and youth, through different initiatives: Rescue Center which provides long-term care and protection to girls from harmful cultural practices such as forced marriages, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and rape cases; School constructed inside the Rescue Centre to ease the access of education to the girls and providing them with a safe environment; Computer Lab configured to provide digital literacy courses and computer classes to the students in the Rescue Centre; Briquette Machine provide this service to women groups in the Masai community to make energy fuel briquettes from biomass waste which are then marketed to the community after the government introduced a charcoal ban; Mobile Phone Project phones are provided to different women in the community who act as watchdogs in case of an emergency; Connect the Youth Project which reaches marginalized and out of school youths; Water Tanks Project which distribute water tanks to women in the Masai community.