Arms of Love Orphanage (AoL), situated in Kisii, Kenya, takes in vulnerable orphans and provides them with loving care, food, education and accommodation. We currently cater to the needs of over 40 children, who have no other place to go. Many have lost one or both parents to epidemics including AIDS, Typhoid, Cholera and Malaria. Others have been abandoned due to the endemic poverty faced in our country.
We are now facing a major crisis which threatens our very existence, and should we be forced to close, our precious children may well end up on the streets. We are in dire straits indeed.
Our problem is that AoL does not meet government criteria required of an orphanage. An inspection by Ministry of Health officials last year led to us being given an ultimatum: rebuild and plaster the classroom and the teacher's office floors, and build 2 latrines for use by both staff and children. (See attached photos of the aforementioned floors). Due to lack of the necessary funds, we have been unable to make the required upgrades.
In Kenya, no financial help is forthcoming from the government to assist individuals or organizations which care for marginalized, vulnerable orphans, and to compound our difficulties, we have not yet established a sufficient network of supporters who we can appeal to in an emergency such as this. (Our aim is to attract sponsors for every child in our care.)
For this reason, we sincerely appeal to you to donate to this fundraiser and enable us to meet our legal requirements to stay open. All donations, no matter how big or small, are very much appreciated.
The deadline by which we are compelled to have finished the upgrades is February 2020, a date which looms ever closer.
For this reason, we sincerely appeal to you to donate to this fundraiser and enable us to meet our legal requirements to stay open. All donations, no matter how big or small, are very much appreciated. $5,200 USD all up is required to get the job done.
For further information, please follow the link to the AoL website www.armsofloveorphanage.com or contact us by email [email protected] or phone +254752615757/+254742606901 for any inquiries you may have.