If you want something you have never had, you must be prepared to do something you have never done. Peninah Nthenya Musyimi, founder and director of Safe Spaces Nairobi learned early in life to dream big and take risks to achieve your goals.
Born in in Nairobi’s slums, she learned early on that if she wanted to improve her life, the change was all within her. Through sheer determination, she worked her way through school and university, while tackling challenges sich as hunger, violence, school fees.
When she went back to the slums and in 2008, she established “Safe Spaces Nairobi”. An empowerment program where girls and young women focus on education, sports and reproductive health training to build their self-esteem, learn skills, get jobs and achieve their ambitions.
The program currently serves more than 1200 girls and with her level of perseverance and dedication. And this is just the start!