Hands of Love is a local initiative, started in 2008 by Indiana-born, Kenyan resident Terry Little, as a place where working mothers in the low-income residential estate of Kariobangi in Nairobi, Kenya, could leave their children as they went to work.
Families living in poverty in Kariobangi face a difficult decision of where to keep their young children during the working day. They typically have one of two options:
1. Leave their children home alone for up to 7 hours a day;
2. Drop off their children at an unlicensed,congested pre-school with untrained teachers / caregivers for a fee.
In both scenarios, the healthy growth & development of the children is compromised. When they enter Primary School they are already behind and at a greater risk of school failure. This often results in them being locked in an inter-generational cycle of poverty that is all but impossible to escape.
For just $1 a day, you can send a child to Hands of Love school for a full year. With the money we will provide education, two nutritious meals per day and basic healthcare to severely disadvantaged children aged 3 – 7.
We currently serve 160 children and provide support to their families in order to encourage their social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Without Hands of Love most of these children will be out of school.
Please consider donating $365 – or any other amount so that we can continue keeping them in school.
Hands of Love Development Centre is Incorporated in Indiana, USA EIN 47-3727631 and is registered as a 501(c)3