Before Clysa entered our program he was working a part time job cleaning up human and industrial sewage in Nairobi. The job was a day labor job and often he would not be paid by the company after the work was finished. Clysa initially started a small business selling clothes in the slums with a small business grant of $100 from Light Up Hope. The business faced challenges of finding customers and at the same time harassment by the local tax collectors who would try to collect taxes even on days when he had made no sales. After six months of struggling he decided he wanted to return to school and was then able to apply for the Joseph’s House Program. He is grateful for the help and is enjoying trade school this spring in food, beverage and catering.
You can help support Clysa and other young adults with trade school or university education by donating today. Monthly donations of $25 or more per month help stabilize the program and guarantee the resources are there to light a path out of poverty.