There is a worrying plethora of destitute young mothers and pregnant women in Kenya and beyond. Whether pregnancies occur as a result of rape, incest or simple mishap, many young women are forced to move out of their homes, not least because of the shame, but also, with an extra, unwanted mouth to feed, they cost their family far too much. Left destitute, unable to work and sometimes with HIV to contend with, mothers are impelled to abandon their babies for adoption or worse..
CITY OF HOPE.OUR AIM
To bring hope, life and a living to the young single mothers and orphans of Africa by housing,
schooling and training them for a brighter future.
ONE HOPE AT A TIME
- Starting in Kenya, City of Hope is setting out to help these young mothers before they have to make these terrible choices. And for those children who have already stared abandonment in the face, we also offer hope and a fresh start.
- Very soon we will be acquiring a 5-acre site with a 3-acre plot of land to be farmed. Plans have already been drawn up for a centre that will house 50 young mothers with their children. Each mother will also adopt an orphan into her new home, creating a family for those little ones so desperately in need of security and love.
- As her children are educated in the City of Hope school, each mother will have the opportunity to be trained in IT; hair and beauty; sewing and tailoring or arts and crafts ? all manner of transferrable skills that will then help her earn a living in the future.
- Each centre will boast a school-cum-church, a retraining room, a playground, a medical surgery and 3 acres of land. Chickens, goats, pigs and a mixture of vegetable and grain crops will be farmed, which will eventually make each centre self-sufficient. Any excess, along with sewing, arts and crafts produced will be sold locally.
- We aim to establish Cities of Hope right across Africa but it all starts here in Kenya.