Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths

by Association of Mission Volunteers
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths
Rent & Equip houses for 20 street connected youths

Summary

Life on the streets is dangerous and more so for young women. We hope to house 20 young people (as well as 3 babies under 1 year). To ensure that rents are affordable the houses are very basic, usually semi-permanent. We plan to pay the rent for a year to 18 months depending on the young persons circumstances. As the young person starts their life away from the street we look to equip their house with basic essentials such as bedding, seats, cooking utensils and a starter pack of foodstuffs.

$10,000
total goal
$1,746
remaining
17
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

The young people we work with face harrassment of varying kinds practically every night as they sleep out on the streets of Kitale. Many of them have chest issues, wounds and sores which they have not received proper treatment for. AMV looks to provide basic housing for these young people. When the house is rented we need to ensure that the house has the basics for survival and to in some way make the house their home.

Solution

Twenty young people will have the basics in their house which is their own and which allows them to survive with dignity and privacy which they do not have on the streets. To have possessions and belongings that are theirs gives them as sense of pride and self-worth. It also makes them feel more "normal" and able to relate better with other people.

Long-Term Impact

We hope that the young people will begin lives away from the streets that give them a sense of purpose and meaning. We hope that it will give them the opportunity to prepare for an adulthood which may have less risks than if they hadn't been homed and remained on the streets. We believe that it will give a more solid foundation for the young people to begin family live and raise children.

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Organization Information

Association of Mission Volunteers

Location: Kitale, Trans Nzoia - Kenya
Project Leader:
Obora Dalmas
Kitale , Trans Nzoia Kenya
$8,254 raised of $10,000 goal
 
259 donations
$1,746 to go
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