Helping KENYAHelp Yateem is a fully registered charity in Kenya. We have our own offices located on site as well as our own dedicated local members of staff who are experts on the ground. We have the right team in the right place who know and understand the local community, working tirelessly with them to confidently deliver long-term self-sustainability resources to the right people at the right time. We have shared some key facts and statistics about this region, which will hopefully help highlight the scale of the problem.
Projects we run in Kenya:
– Boys Orphanage Centre
– Qur’an Hifz Sponsorship
– Ramadan Iftar Packs
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Kenya is a country located in East Africa. It has a population of roughly 47 million people and is home to one of the biggest economies in the region. According to the Human Development Index, it is the 48th least developed country. Whilst it has made great strides in providing its residents with political stability and maintaining a good export network, there are many issues that plague Kenyans and contribute to their hardship. Our team provides life-saving aid to those who need it the most, but the seriousness of the situation in Kenya cannot be stressed enough.
Kenya has a severe lack of infrastructure which means healthcare is limited, especially to those who live in rural areas. Every year, thousands of people and children die needlessly from diseases like cholera and pneumonia, and the Covid-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this. Medical care is so underfunded and hard to come by that the biggest killer in Kenya is HIV/AIDS.
It’s estimated that 46% of Kenyans live in poverty, with 30% of low-income families headed by women. Here at Help Yateem, we focus a lot of our efforts on assisting widowed women and orphaned children as we know just how vulnerable they are. Kenya is no exception, with women and children more likely to be victims of exploitation and many undertaking dangerous work just to try and make ends meet.
Such is the situation that it’s not uncommon for children to drop out of school and go to work to try and support their families. Without an education, future employment opportunities and chances of escaping poverty are limited.
Kenya’s location in East Africa means it is surrounded by countries marred by war and conflict. As a result, it sees a high population of refugees and is home to Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. There are more than 598,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya, most of whom come from Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Adverse Weather Patterns
There have been 12 serious droughts since 1990, including the 2017 drought, which left 3.4 million people food insecure. From the driest heat through to the wettest floods, Kenya’s climate is unstable and stuck between two extremes, displacing millions of people and seeing many more go hungry.
We are one of few charity foundations in Kenya and we rely on your generosity to continue to aid vulnerable people in need. By donating to our appeal, you can help a child in Kenya look forward to a brighter future through improved food security, better housing, increased healthcare, and uncompromised access to education. Please give what you can so we can continue our life-saving work.