Housing

As many as 500,000 people live in Mathare in informal settlements with no sanitation and limited electricity and clean water.

Good Samaritan Children's Home

The Good Samaritan Home provides housing, food and pre-school education for as many as 200 children who have been orphaned or abandoned by their families

Good Samaritan Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Centre is located in the crowded and polluted Mathare slums. As many as 500,000 people live in Mathare, informal settlements just outside the city centre of Nairobi, with no sanitation facilities and limited electricity and clean water. These urban slums are plagued by disease, crime, violence and despair. Many of those living in the slums are children. For these young people the dream of an education is the only way out of poverty and the road to a better life.

Good Samaritan currently provides housing, food and pre-school education to as many as 200 children who have been orphaned by AIDS or abandoned because their families could no longer feed and care for them. Others were living in the street before being rescued. Now many of these children are going to primary and secondary school.

ACOHF has provided Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Mathare with school fees, food, medicine, facilities and equipment and other critical needs over the last 10 years. This aid also includes stabilizing the tin and wooden structure of the original building with steel beams and buying a truck that now serves as ongoing school transport, ambulance for medical emergencies, and delivery for food and supplies.

Africa Circle of Hope Foundation helps support three staff positions at Good Samaritan: a cook, a social worker and a matron. Mercy, the founder and director of Good Samaritan, also has a small group of community volunteers. Mercy and her staff have deep faith and personal commitment, even as they struggle each day to find the essential resources to feed, clothe and educate these orphaned and abandoned children.

ACOHF continues to build a circle of support to fund this effort. The need is great and every day more hurt and hungry children are brought to Good Samaritan. Join our Circle of Hope to help these orphans survive and go to school. You can give these orphaned and abandoned young people a chance for a better life out of the crowded and dangerous slums.

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