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  • Widows & Orphans In Rural Kenya - W.O.R.K

    Widows

    Widows & Orphans In Rural Kenya - W.O.R.K

    Widows are increasingly struggling to survive. With the death of their husband it is not uncommon for the widow to be chased away from their home as there are just too many mouths to feed and children to care for. These widows if they do not have families of their own may well resort to living on the streets...
    Shailla and her mother were desperate when her father died. They had no home and were living from hand to mouth begging and reliant on anyone who would help..... W.O.R.K. helped her build a house and start farming to feed her family. She is now able to look after herself and her children who are all in school. She is self sufficient and has a dignity and quality of life.

    Orphans

    Widows & Orphans In Rural Kenya - W.O.R.K

    Family Life in Bungoma has been radically changed with the advent of the HIV / AIDS endemic. The support for the extended family within Clans has been pushed beyond its limit as too many widows and orphans became the responsibility of one or two individuals. The tragic result is that there are increasing numbers of orphans with little or no adult support and care. It is estimated that in any one community 25% of the youngsters are total orphans with another 25% having a single adult (usually a Mother or Grandmother) to care for them.

    Health

    Widows & Orphans In Rural Kenya - W.O.R.K

    Health, knowledge and education are all interlinked and W.O.R.K is using all three to improve the quality of life for widows and orphans. Emmanuel Health Clinic is a small rural health clinic run by an experienced Registered Nurse / Midwife. The clinic offers numerous aspects of preventive and as well as curative health care. Vaccinations, antenatal and laboratory services are available, as well as overnight beds for those needing them.Many pregnant women attend the free checks for the 'Mother-to-Child' programme (PMTCT). This is a check to see if the mother is HIV positive. If she is, the PMTCT programme is able to provide drugs for her and her baby so that the transfer rate is reduced by up to 95%.Dirty water is one of the commonest carriers of disease in Africa. Rain collecting water tanks are a cheap and effective way of providing clean available water, especially in schools and institutions.

The Bungoma district

Some Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Kenya has a population of 40 million. 71% live below the poverty level, 42% of the population are under the age of 15 and only 3% are above the age of 65.  Life expectancy is 45 years of age. Barely 50% of females complete their schooling - resulting in many mothers and now widows with little or no skills to support their children. Family Life in Bungoma has been radically changed with the advent of the HIV / AIDS endemic. The support for the extended family within Clans has been pushed beyond its limit as too many widows and orphans became the responsibility of one or two individuals. The tragic result is that there are increasing numbers of orphans with little or no adult support and care. It is estimated that in any one community 25% of the younsters are total orphans with another 25% having a single adult (usually a Mother or Grandmother) to care for them.

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Testimonials

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter

"By educating the young, W.O.R.K is focused on the future" - Adrian

"I wish you long life so you can help others like you have helped me" - Harley

"W.O.R.K is focused on sustainability and not dependent for the people and projects it supports and that is why I am a regular donor" - Tom

"I support W.O.R.K. Every penny goes to the child" - Marie

"I cannot believe that I am at nursing college - Without W.O.R.K I would have been nowhere" - Helen.. Nursing student

"I appreciate the 1-1 contact between me as a donor and my orphan" - Victoria

"There is nobody who can help me - I am a total orphan - My mother and brothers were killed and life is still full of hardship" - Job

Thanks for giving me hope" - Catherine has no parents or adults left to care for her

"I am now much better after the operation - thank you" - Irene

when I finish school, I will help other children like you have helped me

"I like the simplicity and directness of W.O.R.K, where no funds are wasted and we hear directly from the widows and orphans" - Peter