Where your sponsorship money goes
Take on the 35 Days Strong challenge to support women and girls living in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
Wangu is the founder of the Wangu Kanja Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. Wangu was car-jacked and sexually assaulted in 2002. When she reported the assault, she was not taken seriously by the police. Wangu decided to stand up and use her experience to help other women. In 2005 she founded the Wangu Kanja Foundation, a partner of ActionAid, which helps survivors of sexual violence access medical, psychological, and legal support.
ActionAid has worked with the Wangu Kanja Foundation to set up a free SMS service in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, by which people across Kenya can report cases of violence against them. Survivors are then helped to access essential services such as medical attention, counselling, and legal assistance.
The money you raise could help more women and girls access the vital support they need.