Jul 21, 2020

Feeding Children in Quarantine

Masked Child at Makindu Children's Centre
Masked Child at Makindu Children's Centre

Corona Virus is skyrocketing in Kenya. There have been 13,353 confirmed cases and over 200 deaths. Although Kenya has some testing, there isn’t enough and it’s only in Nairobi, which is hard to get to from Makindu, and would require being in a car with other people. The corona virus has impacted the Makindu Children’s Centre drastically. Luckily, we have been able to send over some masks. The centre is closed. This means that the kids and families are unable to visit the centre as social distancing is crucial to prevent the spread of this virus, especially since so many of the people we care for are immune compromised from HIV/AIDS. To keep the kids and families healthy, we need twice the amount of food than before. Now that we are delivering the food to people’s houses, we are forced to spend more money on food and resources to get the food to them. We need as much assistance as possible at this time because we aren’t sure how long the social distancing will last and the virus will be around. Until then, please keep the Makindu Children’s Center in mind as they are in an unforgiving climate that makes growing food and keeping livestock difficult. Thank you for your support. Asante for giving HOPE to the kids.

Jul 21, 2020

Staying Healthy and Happy during Quarantine

Corona Virus is skyrocketing in Kenya. There have been 13,353 confirmed cases and over 200 deaths. Although Kenya has some testing, there isn’t enough and it’s only in Nairobi, which is hard to get to from Makindu, and would require being in a car with other people. The corona virus has impacted the Makindu Children’s Centre drastically. The centre is closed. This means that the kids and families are unable to visit the centre as social distancing is crucial to prevent the spread of this virus, especially since so many of the people we care for are immune compromised from HIV/AIDS. To keep the kids and families healthy, we need twice the amount of food than before. Now that we are delivering the food to people’s houses, we are forced to spend more money on food and resources to get the food to them. We need as much assistance as possible at this time because we aren’t sure how long the social distancing will last and the virus will be around. Until then, please keep the Makindu Children’s Center in mind as they are in an unforgiving climate that makes growing food and keeping livestock difficult. Thank you for your support. Asante for giving HOPE to the kids. 

Jun 10, 2020

Keeping Girls Educated After COVID-19

Girls in Makindu
Girls in Makindu

Keeping girls in school is crucial for long term change in Kenya and specifically the Makindu area where we serve. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, schools haven’t been in session. Because girls carry a lot of the responsibilities in their homes, it will be easier for them to stay home even after schools open up again. If the girls don’t have proper supplies to attend school and the right psychosocial assistance, they may not ever go back. Additionally, the lockdown has caused many kids around the world and especially in Kenya to be in close corners with abusers. Although the laws against child abuse are becoming more strict in Kenya, during the high stress uncertain time of COVID-19, we can’t help but imagine that there have been some very hard times for the children regarding a safe place to be. Any donation you make can help us help these girls. We want to keep them in school so they can break the cycle of poverty they have been born into. It is our mission to be able to serve as many children as we can and we can’t do it without you. Thank you.

 
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