Rehabilitation of street children in Kenya



Wema aims to transform street children and poor orphans by providing basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, health, skills training, guidance and counseling and recreational facilities

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Children living on the streets need food, education, clothes, shelter and counselling and rehabilitation due to the effects of drug use and abuse and sexual exploitation that they often endure. At Wema, we house 120 former street children at our Home and run two Outreach Projects that cater for the basic needs of 700 children currently living on the streets of Thika and Mombasa in Kenya. We need funds to support our education, feeding, clothing, relocation and counselling programs

How will this project solve this problem?

We run an education program with a kindergarten, remedial classes and school enrollment. We also cater for the medical needs of all our beneficiaries. We accommodate 120 former street girls and avail emergency rescue and protection to street children

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will rescue and rehabilitate 1000 children from the streets of Mombasa and Thika and empower the poor community in the immediate neighborhood to increase their incomes and provide for their families’ health and well-being

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $224

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 $224 .  The original project funding goal was $70,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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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

Lucy Yinda

Executive Director
Mombasa, Kenya

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