Creation of Hope
About Creation of Hope, Kenya
Creation of Hope offers support, a home, and an education for orphans and vulnerable children in the small town of Kikima, Kenya.
Co-founder Ruth Kyatha established a relationship with Canadian children's author Eric Walters to create hope for orphaned children here - and Eric continues to advocate for Creation of Hope in Canada. What started as the purchase of a few blankets has since grown into support for hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children.
Creation of Hope champions hope for children through:
The Rolling Hills Residence
A loving home to approximately 80 orphaned children, under the care of "Grandmother Ruth" and her team the children receive the love and individual attention each child needs to thrive.
Food & Household Needs
Offering necessary support to vulnerable or orphaned children still living in the community, with their remaining family or relatives - often impoverished grandparents - allowing the children and their living loved ones to remain together.
While giving food and essentials is often necessary to avoid hunger and disease, giving water is an essential way to avoid extreme poverty, reduce hunger, and ensure proper sanitation.
Whether a child is living in our Rolling Hills residence, or is living with surviving relatives, we support their education. Creation of Hope aids each child in achieving their dreams by guiding them through the highest level of education each child is able to attain. We support young Kenyans as they go through high school, college, trade schools and university. In doing so, we are helping to break the cycle of poverty for them, their families, and even the local community.
Recognizing the importance of supporting the communities in which the children live, Creation of Hope supports vocational programs, including a program for local women to produce and sell artisan products.
Hope and Care Fund for Orphans in Kenya
The staff at Creation of Hope work diligently to meet the daily needs of the nearly 80 orphaned children who call this place home. Regular needs include school supplies & book bags, soap & sanitary supplies, bed sheets, school uniforms & play clothes, and supplies for older kids going off boarding school (the norm for high school in Kenya) or to university. And simply putting three square meals on the table takes a lot of resources. You can help provide the constant loving care that these beautiful children need, helping them feel at home, as needs arise by making a gift here.
Love, nutrition, health and especially education and job skills will create new hope for orphans.
Fun Fact: The first five orphan children to pursue post-secondary education through Creation of Hope became a banker, a teacher, an electrician, an auto mechanic, and a hairdresser. Each one is now successfully employed in the community and supporting themselves.
Most of the children supported through Creation of Hope are orphans, and when they graduate from high school or a post-secondary program, Creation of Hope seeks to provide these young adults with everything they need to become self-sufficient.
Graduates will receive rent and electricity support for 3 months while they seek to start a business or find a job, as well as tools and supplies specific to their chosen trade or profession. Graduation kits may include items such as hard hats and tools for construction & building, or hairdressing supplies, or professional development, or machinery for small business set-up.
We currently need support for these graduation kits. You can give a grad kit here.