Women Driving Community
Boda Girls mobilizes the power of sisterhood to support women throughout a lifetime. We’re creating a Boda Boda (motorcycle) taxi revolution, by implementing the first female driver entrepreneurship program to connect women and girls to opportunities in education, health, and business.
A Future Toward Prosperity and Health
We know that female empowerment drives a community’s health. Boda Girls wants to inspire and enable women to reach their fullest potential. Today in Rural Kenya, thousands of women lack access to education, critical health care services, and work opportunities outside traditional, low-wage women’s work.
This results in …
- High rates of preventable maternal and cervical cancer deaths
- Young girls missing school leading to dropouts, early pregnancies and financial dependency
- A lack of skills mentoring and employment opportunities
- A lack of hope for a vibrant future
The missing link? Transportation.
71% of Kenyans live in rural areas that are often far from schools and hospitals. Due to limited resources, many rural women can’t afford to pay for transportation to access existing health services in the city, and girls may be vulnerable riding with male drivers.
Annual Impact Goals
primary schools learn about reproductive health, self-esteem, self-defense, entrepreneurial skills
girls receive sustainable menstrual education and tools
free rides for women to the hospital for family planning, prenatal, and cancer screening services
people benefit from community health advocacy
women develop profitable businesses and mentor others to do the same
The biggest impact is that thousands of women and girls will be inspired to follow their dreams, and will have the tools to do so!
Boda Girls is a program of Tiba and Matibabu Foundations