Adopt a child in Kenya

  • Where: KILIFI, KENYA
  • What we do: DISTANCE ADOPTION
  • For whom: 27 CHILDREN
  • What you can do: SUPPORT US WITH 30€ A MONTH

Title of the project

Adopt a child in Kenya

Place of intervention

Kilifi, Kenya

Description of the context

The poverty rate in the district of Kilifi exceeds 71% of the population (http://www.opendata.go.ke). Among children under 5 years old, more than one out of six are underweight (www.indexmundi.com). The density of doctors is less than 1,5 % (0.14 per 1,000 people, www.indexmundi.com ). Only 7.1% of the population of Kilifi has completed secondary school education (www.opendata.go.ke).
In this context, the orphanage “Mwangaza” is located: it is a new building in the area of Kiwandani, which hosts 27 children between the ages of 4 and 18 years old.

The project

The project aims at contributing to the growth of 27 children living in the orphanage of Mwangaza. Thanks to your help, AnlaDi intends on one hand to promote access to education and medical care for these children, and on the other hand to improve their standard of living, supporting financially all the activities of the orphanage. The orphanage is managed by a Pentecostal Priest and a staff composed by 8 mamies and 2 educators.

Achieved result

Despite the particularly severe difficulties caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the adoption program continues to provide the necessary support, protection, care and education to the girls and boys of Mwangaza. After closing all schools to limit the spread of coronavirus in April 2020, government authorities decided to send back children hosted in homes  to their relatives willing to welcome them. Initially Mwangaza was completely emptied but after less than a month, thanks to the great work done by our social worker and now Director Joseph, 10 girls with serious food and health deficiencies were able to return to the structure. At the same time, for those who were unable to return, our Director monitored closely their situation and food support was provided if  necessary. We need to underline that recently Police agents are sending street children to Mwangaza with very short notice and unpredictable time. In the last year , there have been several children who lived in Mwangaza for few days, weeks or months. We can assure you that every child who crosses the gate of Mwangaza receives the same welcoming, care and attention.