Every child deserves a family.
We envision a community where all children have a safe home, food, education, and medical care.
There are over 5 million orphans in Tanzania and Kenya.
Without help many will never attend school.
Often they are hungry.
Some of our children have been found abandoned, abused or living alone.
Some managed to survive a few days or weeks alone, but were fearing death.
We help families care for their child in their own home. Whether a single mother or a relative of the child, we help with school costs and food or medical care as needed until the family can manage independently. We provide small business training & set ups towards family independence.
We support a feeding ministry run by church partner, MBC in Kenya, which provides 2 meals per day for preschoolers so they focus on learning, not hunger. We also support families in crisis in Tanzania by providing food if we find the home totally without food during a home visit (social workers check on food stores).
Education is critical for a child to not repeat the cycle of poverty. We help families keep their child in school through sponsorship. Without support, children may drop out early to work around home, do manual labor, or even dig in the trash for something to sell. Sponsors cover school costs until families can.
"Kulea" is Swahili for "to raise up" and a Swahili speaker will understand that the object is children -
"to raise up children."