Thousands of children from poor backgrounds in rural and some urban areas of the country have benefited from the donation of reading material through an initiative known as Maktaba Mashinani, Kiswahili for Libraries at the Grassroots.
The organization’s founder, Eunice Njoki saw the need for such services since she herself grew up in the poverty-stricken background, which caused her to miss normal secondary school education, and had to educate herself through adult education classes through her secondary school after a short stint as a house help.
Now a graduate from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Eunice is not only a businesswoman in Nairobi, but is fully engaged in running Maktaba Foundation.
You can learn more about Maktaba Mashinani Foundation and also make a donation through their website maktabamashinani.org
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