It is estimated that there are over 3 million orphans (at risk or vulnerable) in Kenya. Forty-seven percent are orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS and many more remain vulnerable due to several other factors. Up to 700 children are orphaned every day (that is one child every 2 minutes.) High levels of adults affected by AIDS have left a wake of orphans in the streets.
Kenya is a country full of incredible beauty and deep challenge. It is no stranger to poverty opening the door to countless risks for children. In Kenya, 50% of the people live below the poverty level, with 23% living on less than $1 dollar per day, and nearly 40% have no employment at all. Approximately nine out of 10 children in poverty never complete basic education.
An estimated 20 percent of children – twice the national average – in Nyanza (the province Salem Orphanage is in) are orphans; nearly 80 percent of orphans and vulnerable children under 18 in the province receive no external support. Although these statistics seem daunting, there is a deep well of hope.
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Approximately 90% of children in poverty never complete basic education.
20% of children – twice the national average – in Nyanza Province are orphans.
Nearly 80% of vulnerable children under 18 in the province receive no external support
The heart of Just One Africa is to empower, equip and encourage passionate and dedicated local leaders to carry out the vision they have in their hearts to see the communities they work in become self sustaining, healthy, and set on a track for a hope-filled future!