Episode Twenty-Four

Gender Equality for Kenya with Beldina Opiyo-Omolo

"Don’t worry, if God closes all the doors, he will open windows for you to get out!" - Beldina's mother

Beldina Opiyo-Omolo is the co-founder and director of Alice Visionary Foundation Project (AVFP) in Kisumu, Kenya. AVFP is an NGO with the vision of improving the quality of life of impoverished western Kenya communities through education, food security, and poverty alleviation.

In this episode, she joins Judithe to share her work and her story of returning to Kenya to help pull her country and her people forward through one of those "windows."

"There is an aspect of also including the partners, the boys, in this empowerment, so they understand we’re not empowering them so that women have more power, but that we’re empowering them so that the whole family can live in a cohesive way." - Beldina Opiyo-Omolo

"Unless you get your education, you’ll never get where you want to be, and we all want to be somewhere." - Beldina Opiyo-Omolo

Find more about Beldina and her work here: https://www.womenstrong.org/people/beldina-opiyo-omolo