WHAT WE DO
We work across four countries – Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda – in rural and isolated areas where:
Lack of opportunity
The majority of households have very low or no income at all, meaning children often do not have access to basic necessities, such as nutrition, healthcare, housing and education.
There are high rates of orphanhood and isolation, so children are more likely to be suffering from emotional and social distress.
Children, particularly girls, are being exploited and are unsafe due to practices such as child labour and early marriage, which are often driven and worsened by economic hardship.
Our aim is that vulnerable children have the skills to change their own futures, and that their families and communities are able to support them along the way.
We believe addressing issues in this integrated way and at a local level is the most sustainable approach.
Community volunteers and leaders are always key stakeholders of our programmes, involved in management from day one and given the training to be able to run all activities independently over four years, at which point we “exit” the communities. This increases participation and ownership, and ensures they have the skills to continue to support vulnerable children for years to come.