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In the town of Kitale, Kenya, Retrak supports Child Rescue Kenya's Street Smart program. There are an estimated 500 - 2,000 children living on the streets of Kitale at any given time. Child Rescue Kenya provides these vulnerable children with healthcare, remedial education, food, washing facilities, sports, games, justice and love.
Each child at the drop-in center has a story to tell, like Rose (age 7):
"Mama died and Baba ran away. Our neighbors helped but lost interest when baby Thomas became ill. We were hungry so I took him to town where a lady brought us here. Thomas didn't last, he had Ukimwi (AIDS). I'm ok now and am now in school. Nobody shuns me here."
And Erupe (age nine):
"I am from the desert. We used to herd goats. Baba had over 30 and we could trade milk and meat for other things. As the ground got drier our goats started to die. We don't have any now. Baba also died. There is so much hunger in Turkana."
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