Rescued as infants, each of the children in our Amani Cottage for children with physical and mental disabilities is uniquely different. Because disability in Kenya still tends to carry social stigmas, many infants with physical or mental disabilities are abandoned or given up for adoption.
Over the years, Amani Cottage has worked to serve as a model of quality care for children in Kenya, and particularly for those with disabilities. We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality education and care, and we are committed to providing this for all of the children in all of our homes, even as we grow.
This past year, a baby girl was transferred to the Amani Cottage after being rescued from another home, growing our total number to 16! With this many children in one home environment, it becomes even more vital that they have the ability to give each child the specific care they need, and time outside of the home that suits their particular disability where they can travel safely, attend physical therapy, have necessary surgeries, and a reliable way to get to school, despite their mobility limitations.
This particular project has been raising money very slowly, but with support from individuals like you who understand the value of helping increase mobility for children with disabilities. Join us in making the lives of these 16 kids richer and more accessible, by helping us grow the funding for this project. Share our project with your friends and family, and let them know why access to transportation for children with special needs is so important!
Anyone who has raised or watched children knows the illness can be cyclical. Our little one gets sick, and before we know it her sibling is sick, then we get sick. These types of diseases, often called communicable diseases because they travel from person to person by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual's discharges or by indirect means, are often preventable.
Because illness is common among young children, those in the child care setting are likely to be two to three times more at risk of getting sick. In our homes across Kenya, we work so hard to create healthy environments that keep our littles healthy so that they can thrive in our care. This project is specifically raising money to help make that happen, through the purchase of hygienic mats, crib covers, mattress protectors, additional furniture for our baby unit, and some needed updates to our medical facility. All of these purchases are focused on preventative care because we know how important it is.
Studies shows that illnesses contracted as an infant or child can impact your health long-term. We've witnessed the evidence of that first hand, when babies rescued after being abandoned in extreme weather conditions have a hard time fully recovering. Though we have incredible staff nurses and doctors, and many friendly doctors who volunteer their services to help keep our medical costs low, the most cost effective way to treat any illness is before it begins. Adding preventative care measures help decrease our overall budget and keep our babies healthy for life.
With your help, we can prevent illness before it takes hold and prepare for any future need by updating our existing medical facility. Join us in keeping our babies happy, healthy, and thriving, by contributing to this project, becoming a fundraiser for this project, or inviting your friends and family members to give a small gift on behalf of these incredible children!
Ever wish you could change the world?
What if I told you that by donating to this project you are doing just that?
Let me explain.
At New Life Home Trust we're focused on the details, like what makes Baby Amelia laugh or how much Baby Joseph is growing, and the big picture, like how saving one infant can literally change the course of the whole world.
The first infants that New Life staff rescued are now young adults who are making an impact all across the globe. But that kind of change starts with each of us deciding to make a small sacrifice on behalf of the bigger picture.
And it means rescuing babies from vulnerable circumstances and keeping them healthy until we find a long-term home for them. Also, did you know that over 70% of New Life infants are adopted or fostered and another 20% are reunited with biological family? We've spent 25 years working to change stigmas in Kenya around adoption and find homes for these incredible little humans.
While this project is focused on an end goal of improving health outcomes for the infants in our care by keeping thme healthy on a daily basis through additional equipment in our Nyeri home, it's also focused on the bigger picture: changing the long-term health outcomes and quality of life for abandoned Kenyan infants.
And because we have that long-term goal in mind, we'd love your help reaching the goal for this project by becoming a monthly donor and inviting a friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor to join you. The idea is that you give a little each month, your neighbour gives a little each month, and together you change the world.
Your commitment to seeing this project through means infants like Baby Amelia can feel safe enough to laugh all the time and Baby Joseph can get the extra medical attention that he needs to keep growing strong and healthy. And so that all of the babies we rescue can have a future impact.
Because sometimes changing the world is as simple as giving a little, together.