Unfortunately we have too many kids who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and are constantly fighting for their lives. With newer technology it seems as though this won’t be the never ending battle it has been. Currently we are trying to provide antiviral medications to the many kids that live with HIV/AIDS and we are so grateful for your support. Not only do so many of the kids we care for have it, but nearly all of them are affected by it since it’s an epidemic in the Makindu area.
The good news is that there has been ground breaking medicines that will help those currently with HIV/AIDS and there are now vaccines that are coming out. We are hoping to be able to provide these groundbreaking life changing medicines and vaccines to the children in Makindu.
Jul 30, 2019
Giving Support Gains Confidence in Makindu Women
By Samira Lobby - Project Leader
Women in Kenya are constantly battling discrimination for simply being a woman. The muslim women are considered dirty while on their periods and are not supposed to pray to God during menstruation. This is an example of how society views a woman experiencing an already uncomfortable situation in Kenya. We have been trying to provide all the females in the Makindu area with Menstruation Kits so that they can conceal their periods and avoid the shame they often receive from the men around them for just having a period. Since materials are scarce, being able to send reusable menstruation kits will dramatically improve the lives of the many girls who are forced to miss school and often times drop out because of their periods. There are more and more women who need these kits every day so every donation really does count. Thank you for your continued support. Our project empowers women by giving them the support and confidence they need to stay in school and escape the cycle of poverty.
Jun 27, 2019
A dry, dejected drought.
By Diana Richardson - Project Leader
Unfortunately the drought in Kenya is treacherous. They cannot catch a break. Last year at this time, there was intense flooding which ruined the soil for food and this year, Kenya is experiencing an intense drought. This drought is ruining the lives of many Kenyans and livestock. Animals are suffering tremendously which means that Kenyans aren't even able to use their small amount of livestock as a resource. Chickens aren't laying eggs while goats and cows aren't producing milk because the animals are also suffering from hunger and thirst. Anything we can donate to the center will be a massive help to the many starving people and livestock. Thank you for your support. We wish this was a better report but the climate is changing and it is effecting Kenya very badly.