Restoring Family Networks for Vulnerable Children



Kenyan street youth & AIDS orphans are reunited with local support networks (e.g., family/relatives) and provided education, life skills, and micro- enterprise support to promote holistic development.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Eldoret, Kenya (pop. 350,000), has an estimated 2,000 street youth and a rising number of child-led households due to AIDS and poverty. Child prostitution and HIV-infection follow transport routes: Eldoret is located along 2 major highways, Cairo-Capetown and Pan-Africa, so exploitation and vulnerability of youth here is especially high. We reunite these youth with local support networks, such as immediate/extended family, and work with the entire family to keep youth off the streets.

How will this project solve this problem?

100 vulnerable youth will be reunited with their families and provided with the following services: educational support, vocational training, micro- enterprise support to sustain family livelihoods, and life skills training for all family members.

Potential Long Term Impact

Street children and AIDS orphans will reintegrate into mainstream society. By working with the entire family unit, we avoid “institutionalizing” children; preserve important family networks for children; and stop the cycle of poverty.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,084

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,084 .  The original project funding goal was $26,940.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $1,084 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Benjamin Andama

Eldoret, Kenya

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