A woman stands in the front of female prisoners delivering a speech.

Teresa Njoroge, Clean Start Solutions

After former banker Teresa Njoroge spent time in prison for a crime she did not commit, she became determined to help empower the women that she met while incarcerated. Teresa was inspired to start a social enterprise, Clean Start Solutions, to provide these women with employment opportunities and the ability to move on with their lives. Operating in Nairobi, Kenya, Clean Start Solutions now employees 25 previously incarcerated women, and has trained over 50 others. The impact grant will allow Teresa to expand this program to cities beyond Nairobi, and to help many more women break the cycle of incarceration.

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2015 Impact Grant Award Winner