In South East Kenya Team Hope has a new project that is helping to get safe running water to communities. On December 12nd 2023, in Nzewani Community, water stared flowing freely for the first time from 200 meters underground! The new borehole was celebrated as the best Christmas present ever for the 1,800 + children living in this community – a gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.
Blog: Changing Communities
Team Hope’s Rwandan partners work with survivors or the 1995 genocide against the Tutsi people. Our most recent project with them aims to improve the income capacity of residents in Kabagali. The project is called “The Kabagali Pineapple Project”! And as you might guess, involves growing a lot of pineapples!
Our most recent project in Kenya is working in an area inhabited by the Kamba community. 50% of the community is made up of children and most families eat what they grown in their own gardens. But the land there is dry and the rain is unreliable so food is not plentiful and children’s health suffers because of the lack of nutrition, clean drinking water and sanitation.
The children who receive your shoeboxes come from communities affected by poverty where they often face deep challenges. Communities often struggle with issues like a lack of clean water, the inability to provide balanced, nutritious meals each day, poor healthcare, low incomes and exclusion. That’s why the shoeboxes that they receive make such a difference!
Has your water ever been turned off? If it has you’ll probably have had the realisation of how vital it is for so many things – cooking, cleaning, flushing the toilet, drinking. No one understands the importance of water better than Team Hope’s partners in Kenya.
The project’s aim is to strengthen our partners capacity to advocate and mobilize communities towards elimination of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and to provide education to rural populace to achieve zero new infections.
We seek to provide help to children living in poverty through working with their families and communities to bring lasting change. One if the effective ways we empower families and help increase income is through Village Savings and Loans Associations.