Inspiring hope in Kenya
Hugging the African equator, Kenya is renowned for its stunning wildlife, powerful coffee and beautifully generous people. Kenya hosts the tech hub of Africa - the “Silicon Savannah” - and boasts one of the strongest economies in Africa. Yet all of this wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few. This has earned East Africa’s largest economy a position among the world’s most unequal societies. Children are particularly vulnerable. HIV/AIDS has destroyed families and left many orphans in its wake. Roughly a quarter million Kenyan children eke out their lives on the street.
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Creation of Hope offers support, a home, and access to education for orphans and vulnerable children in the small town of Kikima. Child advocate Ruth Kyatha established a relationship with the Africa Inland Church, and Canadian writer Eric Walters who witnessed the plight of orphans in the region. What started as the purchase of a few blankets has since grown into support for several hundred orphans and vulnerable children lacking the essential food, education, and mentorship they need to develop a future where they can provide for themselves and their family.
Our Work in Kenya
Creation of Hope
Creation of Hope aids each child in achieving their dreams by guiding them through the highest level of education they are able to attain. Creation of Hope also distributes essentials to orphans and struggling families, helping them to recover from an illness they may be battling, and combating malnutrition. Through their own dedication, and the outreach of sponsors and supporters, hundreds of orphan children in this small community are flourishing.
While giving food and household essentials is often necessary to avoid hunger and disease, giving a sustainable source of clean water is an important part of countering the cycle of starvation by staving off disease, and maintaining a water source for crops and livestock. This previous project converted a trickle of water in the mud into a steady, stable source of water. This community of 800 people has been able to more than double their crops, provide water for their livestock to produce more milk and meat, and a clean source of water for drinking and washing.