We have worked with our partner, International Peace Initiatives (IPI), since 2013. Together, we
focus on improving the lives and futures of local vulnerable children, young people and single young
mothers around Meru County in Kenya.
At Kithoka Amani Community Home (KACH)
- We provide funding for the running of the KACH – a place where more than 30 local
vulnerable children live while we support their mothers to build brighter futures through our
skills training courses. This home means they can stay close to their friends and families.
- We raise funds through our child sponsorship programme to support the children’s
education, which include paying for school meals, uniforms, books and school fees.
If you’re interested in sponsoring a child’s education in Kenya, click here for more information (hyperlink to Kenya child sponsorship)
Skills Training at International Peace Initiatives
- We provide free skills training for young people and vulnerable young mothers and help them
to break their cycles of poverty. Many of the young mothers we work with are HIV positive or
had commercial sex work as their only means of surviving.
- We teach a range of accredited vocational skills such as hair and beauty, tailoring, weaving,
jewellery making, soap making, catering and organic farming.
- Our skills training is community led – we regularly consult with the people in and around
Meru County to make sure we provide training which will benefit individuals and local
communities in a sustainable way.
- All our trainees are encouraged and supported to create their own small businesses so that
they have everything they need to begin earning a good income after graduating with us.
Volunteer at International Peace Initiatives
- For over 10 years we have ran a successful volunteer programme where volunteers can help
support and transform the lives those who benefit from our work with International Peace
Did You Know?
It is estimated that 1 person dies of hunger every 48 seconds in East Africa. Despite some economic
progress, an estimated 46% of Kenyans live in poverty with 3.5 million people suffering extreme
hunger. Children are particularly affected, as well as women who often reduce their own food to
feed others and taking on insecure jobs which puts them at higher risk, especially of gender-based
The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya is a shocking 6.3%, one of the highest figures in the world.
Causing over a million children to be orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.