Damaris Too-Kimondo, Kenyan Philanthropist of the Year during this years All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) East Africa - Kigali Rwanda on 8th September 2016, Chief organizer of the annual Langata prisons fashion show, Director at Shrand Promotions - certified events and wedding planner, Etiquette and protocol consultant, Winner of the Golden European Award for Quality and Business Prestige, Mother of two and Wife to Mr Kimondo.
Damaris Too,Founder and President
Damaris Too is a pioneer in saving the helpless children who are victims of human sex trafficking, blazing the trail for academics, researchers, law enforcement, social service providers and legislators. She is the founder and president of Rahab Foundation, the first established and only comprehensive sex trafficking program in Kenya. Since 2015, she has rescued over 400 Kenya children from prostitution in the Kenya—that is more children than all of the other sex trafficking programs combined.
As a result of Damaris' efforts police departments now treat Kenya's child prostitutes as victims instead of criminals and juvenile courts divert these children to shelters, foster homes and treatment programs rather than detention. The Kenya Department of Justice and other government agencies have developed tough laws against pimping and pandering and have developed sex trafficking task forces across the country. Several states have developed specific laws and sentencing practices to punish people that pay children for sex and law enforcement operates special investigations to arrest the customers of prostitutes. The government has also created multiple organizations to end human sex trafficking in Kenya. Since 2014 she has served as an expert witness for federal and state prosecutors enforcing laws against dangerous pimps.
Damaris has been profiled on national television including appearing on many stations.
Damaris has received countless awards for her humanitarian work, most notably the prestigious CNBC 's AABLA Award, presented to her by Saloni Wahi in Kigali, in 2016.
Damaris continues to lead the field in the treatment of child prostitutes. In 2011, Damaris forged a relationship with backpage.com in an effort to rescue even more children from prostitution by advertising Rahab Foundation's Nationwide Hotline among escort advertisers. In response, traffic on the Children of the Night website went from 7,000 to 30,000 hits a month and the hotline continues to provide lifesaving work to both adults and children who want to escape prostitution.