Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

 
$16,054
$8,946
Raised
Remaining
Jun 13, 2011

Special Appeal to save Kenyan families

Dear friends,

2-year old Dennis is lucky to be alive. Both his parents died a few years ago from HIV/Aids. Like tens of thousands of other children, Dennis is currently living with his 78-year old grandmother, Kanini. But even this safe haven is about to be shattered.

A fortnight ago, the government announced the persisting drought in Kenya as a national disaster. This means a lot of priority and effort will be put in ensuring vulnerable families do not succumb to the effect of the famine. Children born to teen mums are especially high at risk because most of their breadwinners are jobless.

But these government efforts alone will not be sufficient to save majority of families, especially those living in rural areas. The high cost of living, lack of adequate food, high fuel prices and decreasing job opportunities mean more families are at risk of being exposed to the drought.

Already, 4 people have been reported dead from the effects of the drought.

GEMINI seeks to raise resources to provide emergency food relief to the most vulnerable of families living in the high-risk area of Moi's Bridge. We will reach out to provide a safety net for grandmothers, teen mums and other elderly carers who are currently at the highest risk of succumbing from drought-related deaths.

We are kindly calling out on all our friends to chip in with whatever support you are able to. A special team will be providing medical care to the most vulnerable families in Kapkoi, Sabwani and Machinery areas, while at the same time develop long-term strategies for coping with the drought.

We take this opportunity to appreciate all of you who have been constantly behind us. We thank each one of you sincerely and we hope that your prayers, moral support and donations will continue flowing in to help us save lives.

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Organization

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE, Kenya

Project Leader

Stella Amojong

Program Coordinator
Eldoret, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE Kenya

Where is this project located?

Map of Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya