About us

The Hawkers Market Girls Centre is a Community Based Organization that was started 1996 to help women earn a living from composting. At the same time we offered education and vocational training to girls aged 16-22 years who are unable to access formal education.

To date HMGC has relied on well wishers to  enable girls to receive free food and free eductation.

Our mission is to empower young women to become potential and responsible industrious women of the world. We create opportunity for self development through providing vocational and life skills training in partnership with other organizations. 

The Center is a 'Learn and Earn' Centre where each girl is able to learn a skill that gives her an income generating skill which will take her family out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
Each girl enrolled in the program is encouraged to open a savings account in order to promote the culture of saving. At the same time they learn how to fillforms and manage their own accounts.

Our key obligations are to: 

  1. Reach out and train disadvantaged young women, build their self esteem and empower them with knowledge through our capacity building programs
  2. Attach the young women enrolled in the program to mentorship programs
  3. Be a resource center for the young women and the community by ensuring data collection and database systems are in place and are well managed
  4. Teach the young women values and develop their entrepreneurial, social and Life skills
  5. Promote social awareness and understanding of young women in Kenya
  6. Contribute to the development and economic empowerment process of young women in Kenya
  7. Afford opportunities for young women to:
    • Join other institutions upon graduation from the centre
    • Be employed and self employed
  8. Influence donors and other institutions nationally and internationally to support the project



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