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One Home Many Hopes

Greater Boston, MA | http://onehomemanyhopes.org
Joined in December 2007

About Us

“One Home Many Hopes” is a loving home for orphaned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya. It provides former street children with a nurturing environment, focused schooling and a chance at a healthy and productive life. Known in Kenya as “Mudzini Kwetu”, our philosophy is that education and family support are the most effective ways to lift our children out of cyclical poverty.

Mudzini Kwetu: Today and Tomorrow Today: There are 33 parentless girls who had spent their earliest years surviving on Mtwapa’s streets and trash piles. Today they live as one family, attend school, and care for one another. The girls have a safe place to sleep, food to eat and a second chance at childhood. We were named "Best Home in the District" by Kenya's Government Inspector's Report in April 2007.

Tomorrow: While Mudzini Kwetu ’s current surroundings are adequate, it is imperative to plan for the future and ensure the well-being of the girls there now, and the girls who will need Mudzini Kwetu someday soon.

Our vision includes:

• A new three-story building with each floor serving as a distinct family unit headed by a “house mother.” • A university education for the girls so they will be able to support themselves and be agents for ending poverty in their town, region, country and continent. • An on-site kindergarten and school, free of the prohibitive private education fees that are common in Kenya.

Thank you (‘Asante’) for helping us put smiles on the faces of these young lives. We aim to share our ideas with other homes in the region and teach them the lessons we have learned.

“One Home Many Hopes” is a loving home for orphaned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya. It provides former street children with a nurturing environment, focused schooling and a chance at a healthy and productive life. Known in Kenya as “Mudzini Kwetu”, our…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Housing & Homelessness

Location

  • Greater Boston, MA

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