In 2012 we have been able to grant $48,118 to Hands with Hope Safe House in Nairobi, Kenya and the year is not yet at a close! With the donations received we have paid off 80% of the money due on the land that has been purchased as the home of the new orphan refuge, we have grown and harvested our first crop from the farm and we have completed construction on the first housing building for the children. Before the year comes to a close we will have moved 25 children out of the slums of Nairobi and into their new home!
This year has been an incredible blessing on the children. We have received over 75 letters thanking our organization for the love and support we have been able to show them over the months. Rodgers, one of the older boys from Hands with Hope writes, “I thank you for what you have done in our lives…you bought a very special piece of land where the home will be built in Kitale which will be our new environment where we will not have any troubles or fears or worry”.
We know that having basic needs met is important but nothing compares to the love of a family.
Additional 2013 Initiatives
* One of our main goals for 2013 is to begin to develop foster care opportunities for the children at the safe house.
* We also hope to have the budget to hire additional caretakers
* We will be striving to increasing income generating operations on the property to help them be self-sufficient through vegetable and fish farming
* Finally we will be developing a job training and mentorship program to ensure the older children are prepared for adulthood
DONATEIf you believe in the work we are doing to improve the lives of these children, and you would like to make a difference in their lives too, DONATE to Light Up Hope today.
Donations by cash or check can be sent to:
Light Up Hope
PO Box 189
Broomfield, CO 80038 Or, make a secure credit card donation today through PayPal.