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Anasoma

Around the world, nearly two-thirds of illiterate people are women—  a proportion that has remained unchanged for two decades. Despite progress made towards gender equality, women and girls continue to be held back because of their gender.

The project

Anasoma aims to redefine gender stereotypes through literature and boost women’s and girls’ empowerment and assertiveness by giving them access to a digital library of empowering books. 

The project at a glance

Location

Kenya

Key Partners

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Empowering books added

60

Original books created

5

INCREASING FEMALE READERSHIP IN KENYA

The Anasoma midterm report shows the initial findings of the Anasoma project, aimed at identifying barriers of and drivers to female mobile readership in Kenya.