Greenhouse partners with Orphan Outreach to provide for urgent needs and humanitarian aid to orphans, vulnerable children, and families in the Bungoma, Kenya.
More than a half of Kenya’s population lives below the poverty line, on less than one U.S. dollar a day. The most vulnerable are families and children living in the urban slums, in the arid lands of northern Kenya and in areas of the country worst affected by HIV. These are also the areas with high child mortality and low enrollment in school. UNICEF reports that out of an estimated 2.4 million orphans and vulnerable children in need of care and support, about 1.2 million are believed to be due to rising AIDS mortality. Greenhouse has partnered with Orphan Outreach’s ministry in Kenya since the fall of 2015.
Bungoma is an impoverished, rural town in northwest Kenya, bordered by Uganda to the west. Families in Bungoma face extreme poverty and many children live with their extended families because their parents have died of AIDS. The poverty levels among the households in this area are alarmingly high. This has a direct consequence on the ability of such households to effectively meet the needs of their members, including food and access to competent healthcare and quality education.
Orphan Outreach and Greenhouse partner with a local church’s school project, Madeleine School, that serves approximately 200 children in a rural area of Bungoma. We are providing support for the school social worker, medical staff, an agricultural program, urgent needs and monthly sponsorships for the children to attend the school.
Greenhouse and Orphan Outreach are partnering to initially sponsor 50 students in Candlelight School. Sponsorship cost $36 a month or $432 a year. To learn more about the children needing sponsors, click below.