AKO Lalo Upendo Children’s Home
Kenya Project I
AKO Lalo Upendo Children’s Home is destitute/orphaned children rescue rehabilitation and restoration centre which is situated in Marsabit Central District Marsabit County, Eastern region, Kenya. Marsabit is one of the driest and Arid Counties of Kenya where absolute poverty is rated at 92%. This poses a big challenge to the entire development of the region. The region is characterized by rapid population growth of pastoral and agro-pastoralists communities. This high population growth rate continuous to have a negative impact on the social-economic development of the county. The implication of this trend is that there is need to meet an increased demand for basic needs such as food, water, energy, shelter, health and education. Despite above myriad of problems experienced, AKO UPENDO CHILDREN’S HOME continued to bring hope to the destitute children in the region and its environs during the period under review.
Kenya Project 2
Cheka Mtoi Aishi #ChekaMtoiAishi is a unique CSR initiative whose main objective is to keep babies alive via comedy combined with medicine. 8,000 newborns die daily around the world (WHO 2013), 20 die in Kenya daily (DHIS 2012). Many of the deaths are preventable, e.g. death to hypothermia or pneumonia caused by hypothermia. Hypothermia is basically low body temperature and many newborns are unable to generate adequate warmth after birth, especially those born prematurely.
However, this can be averted by providing space heaters that create a warm environment in the delivery room, theater, labour ward, maternity or New Born Unit (NBU).
Most health facilities in Kenya do not have heaters and cannot afford to buy due to inadequate funding, and this is where Cheka Mtoi Aishi comes in- through H4A we are creating awareness of this and raising funds to buy and donate heaters to all health facilities in Kenya, and eventually to Africa. We plan to donate heaters to all 9,000 plus health facilities in Kenya through Kenya Pediatrics Association.
Helping the needy to overcome adversity and lead a healthy, happy and productive life.
To offer the hope of a promising future to a selection of the most vulnerable children in Kenya, by providing them with a loving and caring environment that would foster spiritual growth, ensure a good education, and provide the basic necessities of life needed to transit from helplessness into productive members of the society.