Harambee is Swahili for “all pull together”. We would like you to join us, pulling together, to help the street children of Kenya. Thousands of children live on the streets after being orphaned by diseases like AIDS or because their parents are abusive or unable to care for them. Street children are vulnerable. They have no identity and often have to scavenge through rubbish tips for food.We provide safe houses in areas where young people are homeless. We ensure that each project has the right support before moving on to the next.
Since 1998, the founders of this charity have worked closely with Kenyan adults who have been supporting these young people in caring for their needs. This is not easy as many of the adults are living on the bread line themselves and have their own families to support.
We now have two safe houses. One in Kisii and one in Meru. We will ensure that each project is working well, with the right support, before moving on to others. These young people have been let down by adults all too often. Harambee for Kenya is not prepared to do them the same injustice.
The purpose of Harambee for Kenya is to put poor people on their feet again and to rekindle burnt out lives with fresh hope, restoring dignity and respect to their lives.
It is the vision of Harambee for Kenya to take children from the streets to a place of safety where they can sleep, receive medical help, be fed and educated. It is our aim to see these children become valued citizens in society. The vision is taken from 1 Samuel 2:8.
It costs around £2000 a month to cover the basic costs of caring for 70 boys- costs including food, clothing, medication, and primary education fees. H4K must raise that money every month to maintain the safehouses. If you can help with fundraising contact us please and either tell us what you would like to do or ask us how you can help.
How you can help
Our charity is completely run by volunteers. The only paid staff are those who look after the children. This means all the money donated goes directly to the children's care, education and well being. We are always happy to receive sponsorships from groups of people such as school's, work placements, families, scout groups etc.