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In Kenya, we are working on replacing FGM with an alternative Rite of Passage for Girls
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How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Friends of Kipkelion. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Friends of Kipkelion and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit friendsofkipkelion.com to sign up to newsletters, and follow the Friends of Kipkelion social media pages, and help spread the word.
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Friends of Kipkelion. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Friends of Kipkelion and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit friendsofkipkelion.com to sign up to newsletters, and follow the Friends of Kipkelion social media pages, and help spread the word.

 

  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Friends of Kipkelion. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Friends of Kipkelion and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit friendsofkipkelion.com to sign up to newsletters, and follow the Friends of Kipkelion social media pages, and help spread the word.

We are a small grassroots charity working in a specific area of Kenya called Kipkelion. It’s a remote and mountainous place with a turbulent history. Around 300,000 people live there, most of them subsistence farmers, spread over an area of 1000 square miles. We work closely with a local NGO and with the local people to ensure that the work we do fits in with local needs.

One of our main focuses is preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In the region of Kenya where we work, FGM is gradually being abandoned but is still practised in remoter areas. It is not connected with any religion – it is a traditional rite of passage for girls aged about 14. FGM does appalling physical and psychological damage to its victims and also usually results in the end of a girl’s education, early marriage and a lifetime of poverty.

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Working with local people we organise a culturally acceptable rite of passage for girls which does not involve FGM and this has been a great success – every year, more girls are choosing to take part in this.

We also work to provide clean water and sanitation in Kenya, plus access to basic healthcare and education.

We have no paid staff in the UK and no premises, so all of the money we raise is spent on implementing the projects in Kenya. Our strong links with the local community ensure that we can identify the most pressing needs and focus our efforts on what people really want.

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Location

1 Townshend Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1XH, UK

Charity and Company

Charity number: 1188612.

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