“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?“
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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