In recent decades, the African continent has been ravaged by poverty, disease and armed conflict. Kenya in particular has been strongly impacted by the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as political instability, food shortages and disease outbreaks. According to UNICEF, more than 10% of Kenyan children are orphans, with over 1.2 million orphaned by HIV/AIDS alone. In the capital city of Nairobi, where 30% of the population is HIV positive and almost 60% live in slums, countless children suffer from nutritional deficiencies, compromised health systems and a lack of quality education.
The HOPE worldwide KenyaKids program serves orphans and other vulnerable children in and around Nairobi, the majority students aged 15 or below living in poverty-ridden and destitute areas. Dozens of needy children receive nutritional food packets, medical care, clothing (including school uniforms), school books and other supplies. The program also focuses on the caregivers of these children by offering employment training, microloans and parenting workshops.
How You Can Help
Though youth in Kenya face daily challenges, your support produces measurable benefits for children in need. A one-time or monthly donation can clothe, feed and heal a child deprived of life’s most basic necessities. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hopewwkenya.org.