Many of the problems of street children stem from the poverty
stricken rural areas surrounding Kisumu. Families, broken apart
by the Aids pandemic sweeping across the African continent are
often unable to support the children, who are turned onto the
streets to beg for their own food.
Where a children’s parents have died of Aids or one of
the many illnesses common to the region, they are, again, left
alone to find their own food. Many run away from their home
areas to the streets of the towns and cities around the region.
In order to prevent children finding themselves on the streets,
the Trust works with local communities to identify the most
at risk children and to place them in caring families that will
support them. Today, 14 children are supported in this way,
4 of whom are currently attending secondary school.
the needy will not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish." Psalm