In Kenya, over one-million children have lost one or both parents to the AIDS epidemic.
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Threats from dangerous snakes coming into the compound are also a real threat. If we hit our goal, we can begin construction as early as the start of 2019.
FUND GOAL: $50,000
Create Better Lives for the Busia Orphans.
In 2007, World Council of Credit Unions started working with Busia Compassionate Centre aimed at mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in western Kenya. One of the program's goals was to provide educational grants to children of HIV/AIDS-affected households through the area's savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs), or credit unions.
By initially building a foundation to meet the orphanage's basic needs such as food, water, and shelter, World Council has continued to support the Centre's food, scholarships and maintenance of the physical facility. Sometimes specific project needs come along.
After harassment from young men trying to break into the girls’ dormitory, and threats from snakes coming into the compound from the adjacent sugar cane fields, we now run a campaign to build a wall enclosure for the buildings compound.
The World Council of Credit Unions and Worldwide Foundation volunteers this spring are planting gardens including bananas and other fruit trees, improving the orphanage kitchen and play areas and many other projects that provide the love and care needed to give the children food security, a safe home and a sense of family and financial inclusion – many for the first time in their lives.