Suluhisho spends approximately $1000 on transport each month. We need a multipurpose vehicle to transport equipment, animal feed, workers etc. out to the farm 20 minutes out of town. A vehicle will also give us the opportunity to transport all the children on outings and make simple jobs like food shopping easier. Through this page we hope to raise $15 000 to buy a reliable van. Please help us achieve this... Every little bit helps!
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Looking for an opportunity for a life changing adventure? Why not take the challenge and become a part of our Kenyan Volunteer Program! Suluhisho is looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers of all ages to spend a few weeks or a few months to engage in our Community Development Programs. Join us and become a part of the Solution.
We need passionate people to join our group of Australian volunteers to raise funds & support our projects and team in Kenya. There are so many ways to assist -
Workplace morning tea
Fundraising Dinner Party
Raffles and so much more......
If you have an interest, have skills in fundraising, organising, talking or you are an ideas person please join us!
Learning new things
Education is the key to change. Unfortunately for those who have access to education in Kenya, they end up in a classroom of between 85 and 120 students per class, often having to share a teacher between two classes. Resources in these schools are almost non-existent with the education system often leaving young adults with little prospect of employment or the skills necessary to survive the hardship resulting from intergenerational poverty. Suluhisho is building Kutumaini - The School of Hope to help provide children with an international standard education helping to provide a future to so many children
Approximately 20 Million people are living in extreme poverty in Kenya, trying to survive on less than $1 per day. Every 10 minutes a baby is orphaned or abandoned in Kenya (that is more than 52,600 each year), their parents lost to epidemics, violence and poverty. More than 50% of the population are under the age of 15 years with around 25% of all children dying before the age of 5. Suluhisho works to achieve sustainable change in the lives of these children through family reunification, housing, health and education programs.
For just $50 per month, you can be one of three sponsors for a child in a Suluhisho Children’s Home. So many children are abandoned sure to extreme poverty, illness or death in Kenya. In the last three months of 2012 Suluhisho had to turn away 50 children in need of a home.
Each child requires three sponsors to provide the child with three nourishing meals every school day, clothing and essential items, school fees and library resources, guidance and counselling to help overcome traumatic experiences, health care and supplementary nutrition and other services with trained personnel, their carers’ wages as well as the running costs of the home.
OUR GOAL: TO FIND 1000 PEOPLE – Who can donate $10 for 10 weeks to support us in our work with children and families in Kenya. This money will allow us to continue our work and continue to expand! For less than the cost of a cup of coffee for you and a friend per week you can really make a difference to so many little lives In return for your generous support you will receive a ‘Suluhisho Smile Club’ update emailed regularly that will be filled with photos of the smiles of Kisumu.Please email us if you are interested in our Smile Club
For just $10 per week for 10 weeks, you can help us build a better future for children and communities in Kenya. This will allow us to set up sustainable projects like chicken and dairy farming, organic horticultural farming (food crops), well digging and many more activities to help assist with the basic needs for the community. This contribution assists Suluhisho to grow into community based organisation that will work with the people for the people. A small donation goes such a long way in changing the lives of many. Download our 'Smile Club' flyer now
When I watch the 16 children that are currently in our children's home they are nothing but smiles. We have very limited resources and toys but the children don't even notice. They have created everything that they need out of recycled goods, car tyres being pushed around with sticks, empty water bottles made into cars, cardboard box houses etc. the laughter that fills the house and yard not only brings happiness to my heart but everyone who enters the compound. They are so overwhelmed by the confident and joy filled children that are here. My dream is to be able to bring smiles to many, many children of Kisumu, to offer love, opportunity and change.