The project aims to create educational opportunity and increase the life chances for 4000 orphans, vulnerable children and their families in Homa Bay County, Kenya. It has objectives to provide access to education, improve school infrastructure, raise academic standards and family income levels.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095767)
The communities of Homa Bay County in western Kenya have been badly affected HIV/AIDS. The area has very high numbers of orphans. HIV infection rates are stabilising in East Africa, however in the remote areas where The Mango Tree works communities are still showing higher than national average HIV infection rates and higher poverty levels. We target this region of Kenya because these disadvantaged economies are taking longer to recover from the often devastating effects of HIV.
Our project works by providing educational bursaries for these orphans and young people to access good quality education, training and work experience which helps them gain employment or set up businesses. As adults, former orphans are living independent lives. We support guardian families to establish small farming projects - bee-keeping, poultry, fish farming and fruit farms - that will generate income and improve nutrition. Health workers monitor our orphans well-being and offer guidance
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