How We Got Started
Clean Start Solutions is a Kenyan social enterprise
founded in January 2015 by Teresa Njoroge to provide a
second chance to women and children leaving prison.
We are a team of 9 women and one man, 40% of
whom have a lived prison experience.
The foundation of Clean Start was inspired by the
women’s stories of rejection, stigma, lack of
occupational opportunities and their painful
Ours is to be a bridge over the trench of stigma,
isolation, pain and outrage, abandonment, depression,
illness, lack of economic and education opportunities
We work with the women to design and execute tailormade
solutions to the challenges in reintegration, while
changing the prison narrative in Kenyan society.
Reimagining Justice for Good Globally
To restore dignity and hope to incarcerated persons by addressing barriers to effective reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration across the justice system in Kenya and beyond.
Awards and Recognition
H.E Former President Uhuru Kenyatta
In recognition of our efforts in Reforms and Reintegration of the imprisoned and the formerly imprisoned women in Kenya.
National Diversity and Inclusion Awards & Recognition
In recognition of individuals and organizations promoting diversity and inclusion through programs and initiatives that promote human rights.
Kayana and UK-tech Hub
We won in the Strong Leadership category to celebrate the outstanding achievements of female-owned MSMEs in Kenya, honouring the resilience and adaptability.
Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum
We are finalists in the Empowerment Award category in the AWIEF Awards which recognize, honour, and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa