New Life Home Trust operates a network of homes, medical centres, and day centres in Kenya designed to give compassionate love and care to abandoned, orphaned, and other extremely vulnerable babies and children, through ministering to their physical, medical, educational, emotional, sociological, and spiritual needs. New Life was founded in 1994 in response to the AIDS crisis, with a particular priority for those babies infected or affected by HIV-AIDS.
There are over 2 million abandoned infants in Kenya due to a variety of causes. Many of the infants we rescue arrive unwell either from malnutrition, neglect, illness or abuse and saving and transforming the lives of these precious ones is costly. It calls for 24 hour attention from nurses and caregivers, consultations with doctors and health specialists, specialized medical equipment, medicine and hospital treatments, baby formula, clean clothes, diapers, bottles, blankets and warm beds.
All across Kenya, our Baby Rescue Centres serve as 'mini baby hospitals' where abandoned, malnourished, and HIV-affected babies are nursed to health, as we simultaneously seek adoptive families for each little one. Raised funds cover the above expenses as well as the hidden costs of caring for abandoned infants - social workers, lawyers, and court fees. We cannot help every abandoned infant, but together we can change the future for these specific children.
In the past 20 years, New Life Home Trust has cared for 1500+ abandoned babies, the majority having been adopted by Kenyan families. This growing phenomenon of national adoption is unheard of on the rest of the continent of Africa. Of the infants rescued through New Life Home Trust, 75% are adopted or fostered, 8% are returned the their biological families, and the remainder are provided with long-term residential care. Every rescued infant is given the opportunity for life.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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