We pay for medicines that would otherwise be unavailable for members of the Lamu community. Additionally we are also engaged in a number of local projects involving disabled children to try and ensure they achieve a better quality of life through medical equipment.
We provide scholary materials like books, uniforms, pens and other items to vulnerable and needy children. With these provisions our students increase their likelihood of staying in school, reducing their risk of vulnerability and bringing sustainability to their community's future.
Children are the future lifeblood of Lamu and more importantly Kenya as a whole. Street children, total orphans, young single parents and victims of abuse are all welcomed at the St Margaret Life's Hope Foundation regardless of their social background, gender or religion.
We are committed to bringing support & aid to the people of Lamu
Care and support
Vital medical care
Why we do it
Kenya is a country of outstanding beauty but has issues affecting some of the
most vulnerable & needy. It is these issues we deal with regularly.
Kenya's total population
primary school enrolment ratio
child labour rate nationally
AIDS is particularly brutal to children because it often wipes out the entire family network. Since the extended family is typically the only safety net these children have, AIDS orphans are critically vulnerable. Without family members to care for them, these children almost always end up on the streets – where they face terrible odds for survival.
Kenya is home to more than 40 million people, 80% of whom live in rural areas and rely almost entirely on agriculture. Almost a third of the population are chronically food insecure. Children in this situation may become locked in a cycle of recurring illness and faltering growth – damaging their long term health prospects.
More than half of Kenya's population live below the poverty line, on less that one U.S. dollar a day. The most vulnerable are families and children living in the urban slums, in the arid lands of northern Kenya and in areas of the country worst affected by HIV. These are also the areas with some of the highest child mortality and low enrollment in school.
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St Margaret Life's Hope is a charity registered in England & Wales, charity number 1159130. Registered with the government of Kenya, registration No. SS/LM/MPK/SH/437.