Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya is a leading advocate for girls’ education & empowerment. Surviving female genital mutilation & avoiding an arranged marriage as a child, Kakenya went on to become the first woman from her community to go to college in the US. She founded Kakenya’s Dream to continue paving the way for the next generation of women leaders in her community in Kenya.
The communities they serve in rural Kenya are some of the most marginalized and underserved in the world. 80% of women undergo FGM, over 50% marry before age 19, and just 17% finish primary school.See more