In April 2020, wearing face masks was made mandatory in Kenya. In the last nine months Hands of Love has distributed over 11,000 masks, an initiative that has been very appreciated by the community.
As Christmas fast approaches many families in Kariobangi are still struggling to make ends meet. What is usually a festive season will look very different this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the socio-economic and health dimensions of many societies around the world. Here is the story of how one HoL family has been impacted by the pandemic
It is hard to think about just how dramatically our world has changed. Social distancing, wearing masks and school closures – which are the norm now – were the last things on our minds when we started the school year in January. Buoyed by success in 2019 we had a great start to 2020 and […]
Around 6 a.m. on May 4, demolition crews hired by the Nairobi Water and Sewer Company began demolition of informal housing in Kariobangi displacing more than 2,000 families in the process. Fifteen Hands of Love families have been affected. The demolition not only destroys the lives of the affected people, but it also undermines the […]
When you step into her home you may assume she is doing so well for someone who is living in Kariobangi. Scovia Chabaya, a single mother of five has also faced her own fair share of challenges. After she had her first two children, her husband then, who was an alcoholic, was taken to a […]
Last year we made a special appeal for Emma a girl in our school who needed surgery to correct bowlegs. We are happy to report that Emma was successful treated at Kijabe Mission Hospital and after five months of convalescing she is now fully recovered and reported back in school. Seeing Emma walking to school […]
Yesterday, the first day of school this year, 71 children showed up, and today 114 were present. We hope that the long break allowed our children the much-required rest and that they are now fully psyched up for what we have in store for them this term.
Our music club has put Hands of Love on the map, winning first prize at district-wide (Kasarani) competition and then at the regional-wide (Nairobi) competition. So, we will be participating at the Kenya National Music Festival which will be held at Kabarak University, Nakuru, August 5 – 9. But the competition has been about more […]
I traveled to Kisii to attend Justus Kishoiyan graduation ceremony at Kenyanya Teachers Training college on Friday May 24. It was a wonderful, colorful day. Lots of dancing, lots of fun.