Trezar Girls with DREAMS
Trezar, Kenya. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.
Trezar, Kenya. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.

Girls with DREAMS: Trezar

18th October 2020


Trezah lives in Kiambiu with her daughter. Kiambiu is a slum in Nairobi, Kenya with approximately 60,000 residents.

Kiambiu is located four kilometers east of the centre of Nairobi next to Moi Airbase. Most of the residents here live on less than a dollar a day. There is a lack of infrastructure with poor roads and limited access to social amenities.

Trezar Girls with DREAMS
Trezar enjoys some relaxing time after work. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.
Trezar at work DREAMS
Trezar at work where she enjoys getting updated on new digital and software trends. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.

Trezar became pregnant in high school and dropped out to take care of her child. She rejoined school and managed to complete her studies.

She enrolled in a DREAMS project to pursue computer networking after which Samasource, a BPO company, trained her further and employed her as a digital data handler.

"I could be going to look for menial jobs in nearby estates, with my baby tied on my back. Instead, I have a good job that enables me to take care of my child and family. Thank you DREAMS."

Trezar with friends DREAMS
Trezar catches up with her friends. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.

She is now able to pay her rent, pay her daughter’s school fees, manage her basic needs, and also help her parents financially.

"Spending time with my daughter keeps me focused on my path."

Trezar daughter DREAMS
Trezar, with her daughter. Trezar is a participant of PEPFAR’s DREAMS programme. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.

Girls with DREAMS

This profile is taken from the PEPFAR Kenya “Our Lens Sauti Zetu (Our Voices)” photo book — a compilation of images captured by DREAMS girls highlighting their own stories.

The following DREAMS girls were the eyes behind the lens and beautifully captured the stories of the young women featured in the project: Dorcas Akinyi Onyango, Agnes Wanjiru Mugure, Flovian Atieno, Faith Akumu, Francisca Ndinda, Effie Awino, Fatuma Lando, Dorothy Oyuga, Linet Odira, Hellen Atieno.

Text and images from “Our Lens Sauti Zetu (Our Voices)” are used with permission from PEPFAR Kenya. Learn more about Girls with DREAMS.