Hope Beyond Center is an incredible place in Kimana, Kenya, providing a safe place for children from various traumatic and abusive circumstances. Just One Africa has walked with John and Dorcus since day one and seen tremendous impact and hope grow in the lives of the children who find refuge here.
There has been a lot of development on the property to make it more of a home environment where holistic care is prioritized and staff and caregivers are trained to be trauma-informed. Within the compound, the acres of farmland have been slowly transformed to include many sustainability projects. These have taken place over the years as the needs of the children continue to grow. Dairy cows provide milk, chickens provide eggs, and crops provide necessary food, moving them closer to food security.
Unfortunately, after four years of failed rainy seasons, the country is experiencing an extreme drought and widespread suffering. The shallow wells at Hope Beyond are starting to run dry, and the crops can’t go for long without water. These are needed for food programs at the Parit’s elementary school just down the road. Not having enough water is putting many of their sustainability efforts at risk!