2015 GLOBAL SEVA CHALLENGE: KENYA

The Global Seva Challenge 2015 is focused on raising awareness and providing support to women facing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Childhood Marriage (ECM) in Kenya.  

The issue:

It is estimated that, in Kenya alone, more than 40% of women between the ages of 15 and 19 (and over half of women above the age of 35) have been subjected to some form of female genital mutilation (FGM) or early childhood marriage (ECM), which are dangerous, oppressive and potentially fatal for millions of girls worldwide. 

Partners: 

Global Seva Challenge efforts are done in solidarity with local community organizers and groups. 

We are excited to be working with the Samburu Girls Foundation and the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, both of whose primary objectives are to rescue girls from child marriage, circumcision, domestic violence and physical/sexual abuse in Kenya. They also work to offer and educate groups on alternative rites of passage ceremonies.

Our longtime friends & partners at The Village Experience / The Village Cooperative (TVE/TVC) will be coordinating the distribution of funds raised by OTM to our partners in Kenya for these projects.

Please support Ranada Erickson in her SEVA Challenge Click Here