Empowering Mothers 1 Day Tour
Adults 17-65 years
Children 7-16 years
Senior ≥ 66 years
≤ 6 years
$729 2 adult + 1 child
$927 2 adult + 2 children
$1127 2 adult + 3 children
Empowering Mothers is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection – curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)
This immersive One Horizon tour is an uplifting day spent with an inspirational group of Kenyan single mothers who are breaking free from the cycle of poverty and forging a brighter future to be able to support their families. You’ll visit a women’s vocational and lifestyle training centre on the outskirts of Nairobi, which is a hive of activity as the women are busy sewing, making candles, beading jewellery, and studying entrepreneurial skills to start their own small businesses. As you connect with the women on a personal level they'll share their stories that will give you a deep insight into Kenyan culture, traditions and extended family relationships.Book Now Enquire Now Download PDF
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Kenyan women turning their lives around
We drive you to a developing area in Ngong to the west of Nairobi, and take in sights such as the eclectic Ngong Road markets where you can buy anything and everything. Then you visit the Women's Empowerment Centre, where One Horizon supports an 18-month program to help struggling mothers undertake skills training and get access to microfinance to open small businesses. Not so long ago these marginalised women had very little hope, few resources, and no support, and many are HIV-positive and have suffered discrimination and been ostracized by their own husbands and families and were forced into homelessness.
But with the support of One Horizon, and the travellers who visit them, the centre helps them get back on their feet by providing rent-free housing and vocational training, as well as lifestyle skills that focus on building confidence and rejuvenating body and soul. They become independent as small business owners — perhaps as a seamstress, or a pig or chicken farmer – and crucially, are able to feed, financially support, and keep their families together.
The women’s inspirational stories will teach you about family life in Kenya, the practice of marrying multiple spouses, the dynamics of being a single parent, and the relationship between Kenyan mothers and their children. You will walk away from the experience of meeting these determined and resourceful women, with much admiration and a new perspective on how teaching empowerment skills can lift people out of poverty.
- Air conditioned hotel transfers. We'll collect you at 9am from your Nairobi hotel and drop you back at about 5pm. Along the way we’ll show you some amazing sights as we make a short stop at the electric Ngong Road markets and travel through communities that tourists rarely see.
- All activities at our Women's Empowerment Centre
- A light lunch
- Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water
This day will stay with me for the rest of my life
My daughter and I were in Kenya for a holiday, going on Safari and we added a few extra days in Nairobi to explore. We were lucky to come across One Horizon who support the ladies at their Kenyan centres. The centre provides an 18-month program for ladies who are struggling in all aspects of their lives and simple can have nothing!! We spent the day listening to the ladies, who were very brave in opening up about the past and sharing their stories. We then shared with them their skills, that they had learnt since being at the centre...... craft, baking, making clocks etc. We could have sat for hours, chatting to the ladies, as they made us feel very welcome. The lady who runs the centre is called Mary, and my instincts told me as soon as I met her, that everyone calls her MUM, and within minutes of her talking, you could see and feel why. She is the Mum to so many of these amazing ladies, and Mary gives them strength and hope. One lady said to me "if you have Hope - you have everything" - and how very true she is. Whilst spending the day with the ladies, we made chapati's and cooked lunch together, which we all then sat and enjoyed around the table. This day will stay with me for the rest of my life and even since I have been back home, I think of them often and wish them peace, courage, strength, and hope. Thank you, One Horizon, for supporting these wonderful ladies and giving us the chance to spend the day with them, over lunch.
One Horizon run out of the ordinary trips, which gives you a better understanding of the culture of Kenya, and not through rose-coloured glasses. If you are thinking of going..... Please do, they will make you feel extremely welcome.
Beatrice, Kenyan Mum
One Horizon encouraged me to re-train and become part of their women's program and 18 months after that I graduated. I was able to keep my family together and to earn income in my own small business. I am now employed training others. My life changed when One Horizon came into it and I am now able to support my family. My life has changed so much and I want to thank One Horizon for that.
Wonderful Tour. I had a wonderful time on this tour. The ladies are friendly and will answer questions and ask you some too. Had a good time sitting and listening to their stories and listening to them sing. Had a nice lunch and the guides were very nice and open to questions.
This tour should be required for every visitor to Nairobi! It provides a unique look into the lives of the Kenyan people. It is life changing as you see the daily struggles and challenges of women who are faced with the burden of providing for their children and grandchildren after growing up in a cycle of never ending poverty. You become an active participant in helping to break the cycle and help them achieve self-reliance. You will interact with wonderful grandmothers who will help you hold and feed their animals. They will share their stories with you, cook with you, teach you, and love and laugh with you. Your heart will open and change for the better. This should be your first tour choice in Nairobi.
Life Changing! I was moved to tears hearing some of these women stories! They are strong and I am so grateful to have met them. We made bracelets, shared laughter, danced and drank tea. Best time and if I could I would give this 10 stars!!
I just want to thank One Horizon and Sol (our guide) again for such a wonderful and eye-opening day. What you do in this country is short of miraculous. We will definitely continue to help out however we can when we reach the States and see how we can get further reach for the children and women you help every day. Thank you so very much and I hope this is not the last time we all meet again.