she shapes the city

Teresa Njoroge ~ Champion For Female Convicts

 “Initially I thought this is the worst thing that could ever happen to me. Going from the banking sector to this dungeon of a place… But then I started noticing the close to 1000 women that I was spending my time with. I started listening to their stories and wondering what brings these women behind bars? I know why I’m here, I’m wrongfully here. What brings them here?

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Teresa was pursuing her childhood dream, a career in banking, when she was falsely accused of a fraudulent transaction. Sentenced to imprisonment in the High Security Langata Women’s Prison Teresa was forced to bring her 3 month old baby with her. What began as a loss of career and social standing led to her purpose in life, advocating for Kenyan women trapped in a cycle of poverty and life behind bars. Teresa is the Founder of Clean Start, which equips formerly incarcerated women with entrepreneurial skills and jobs.

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  1. What an amazing woman and project with a mission! I love the aspect of educating on entrepreneurship as being part of the “Clean Start” program. I visited the website and am so grateful that there are people in the world like Theresa who experience hardship then choose to grow and empower others in similar sticky situations. Thank you for sharing her story!


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