Following an intensive selection process, Compassion CBO has been awarded a grant by AmplifyChange to run Anti-FGM Hotlines in Kenya.
Before Compassion CBO starts a project we make sure it will be self-sustaining and we minimize the risk by starting small before expanding, to avoid massive losses or collapse of the project. Once it succeeds we replicate it with network and community members...
At the UNISON conference, Debbie Hollingsworth proposed that this year's collection should go to Compassion CBO, who she had visited. Out of several nominees, Compassion CBO was selected. "It has come at the right time because we need funds to fight FGM." - Evanson Njeru, founder of Compassion CBO.
My last blog from Kenya... I hope you will remember that just outside Nairobi, Compassion CBO will carry on regardless. I hope you will continue to support them... when you are here, on the ground, it makes a world of difference knowing that someone, somewhere, believes in what you are doing.