Jenny Nuccio, ImaniXchange

During her first trip to Kenya in 2009 at the age of 18, Jenny Nuccio’s life was changed forever. After finishing her schooling in the US, she made the decision to permanently relocate to Mombasa.

Jenny is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged women in Mtepeni, a small village on the outskirts of Mombasa. In 2013, Jenny worked collaboratively with locals to found ImaniXchange (IXC) project, an initiative to provide job opportunities to single, widowed, and disadvantaged women by teaching them to sew and tailor clothing. However, since 2013 the organization has expanded its operations and is currently selling fair-trade, fashion accessories and handbags in local markets and the US.

Now, with the help of the funding she receives from The Pollination Project, Jenny is purchasing 2 industrial sewing machines that will help women at ImaniXchange produce higher quality products and earn even more income.

Jenny states, “Our hope is that through the program and training opportunities we are helping families develop a better future and defeat poverty.”

For more information, please visit ImaniXchange’s website or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

GRANT AWARD DATE: October 25, 2015