Help decrease poverty
About 47 percent of the Kenyan population lives below the poverty line; Kenya is also the country with the fifth highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. These statistics emphasize the importance of an education as a means to a brighter future and as a conduit for dispelling the myths about HIV/AIDS.
Our Ministry in Kenya
About 47 percent of the Kenyan population lives below the poverty line; Kenya is also the country with the fifth highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. These statistics emphasize the importance of an education as a means to a brighter future and as a conduit for dispelling the myths about HIV/AIDS. Figures reveal that the basic needs of orphaned Kenyan children for food, clothing, adequate housing, healthcare, and education are not being met. Over one million children are currently out of school in Kenya. Some children are orphans due to HIV/AIDS. Alternatively, the parents of other children are unable to pay required school fees due to poverty.
In Kenya, CARITAS For Children’s ministry support is the congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF). The Little Sisters work diligently to ensure that more Ugandan, Kenyan, and Tanzanian children receive a strong education, a place to live, clean water to drink, food to eat, and someone to take care of them and love them. We work with this congregation because the Little Sisters of St. Francis have a reputation for service and charity through their mission to reach out with compassion to the marginalized, in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. CARITAS for Children works with these sisters in many of the schools in this region.
The Kenyan schools that CARITAS partners with are located in the cities of Nakuru and Nairobi. In Nakuru, located in the Rift valley, CARITAS children are at St. Anthony’s Primary School and St. Clare’s Primary School, which are co-ed schools owned and run by the Little Sisters. St. Clare’s Secondary School is an all-girl boarding school located in the same region. Mother Kevin Primary School provides an educational refuge for children living in the slums of Nakuru. CARITAS also has students at Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa, located in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. For our orphaned CARITAS children, the schools run by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi are ultimately the best choice for them as the Sisters truly give them the structure and love they need to thrive. The only missing piece is the sponsor to assure the financial stability and additional emotional support needed to help a child achieve his or her dream of an education and a brighter future.
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