Kenyan Girls Rescue- Kenya
Current phase of support:
10 Double Orphans
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Kajaido County is located 49.7 mi south of Nairobi, Kenya
8,221 SQ. MILE 687,312 POP.
Known for it's beautiful and diverse landscape ranging from volcanic hills to valleys and plains, Kajiado sits on the border of Nairobi and Tanzania. With a population of almost 700,000 people, Kajiado is full of life. Historically, Kajiado was occupied primarily by the Maasai tribe, but people from other Kenyan tribes as well as foreigners have since settled there. Although Kajiado has been listed one of the wealthiest counties in Africa, it is not without it's issues. The prevalence of HIV/ AIDS is on the rise and illegal female genital mutilation is still a common practice. Children continue to be left to defend themselves against the harsh realities of life.
Kenyan Girls Rescue Ministry provides an education and safe space for young girls who flee their homes because of female genital mutilation, early forced marriage, or abuse.
Kenyan Girls' Rescue was a ministry that birthed from an experience that left Carolyne Gachibi traumatized. After being forced to undergo female genital mutilation as a child in Kenya, she began to speak out against it. As an adult she began to rescue girls that were about to undergo female genital mutilation or early forced marriages and put them in a local church school. Since the ministry started, the number of girls they have rescued has grown to 200.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
3 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
Of the 2.6 million orphaned children in Kenya, nearly 40% lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. In less educated areas, many of these children are abandoned out of fear of the disease.
Female Genital Mutilation
According to Plan International, a humanitarian organization, 21% of Kenyan women admit that they have undergone the painful procedure.
More than 2.9 million children in Kenya are involved in child labor. Orphans are particularly vulnerable because of not having parental protection.
The girls currently live in a facility equipped with electricity and access to clean water in Kajiado, Kenya. However, Africa Inland Church has given five acres of land for a new, more comfortable retreat center for the girls. The property will house 200+ girls in dorm buildings, and will have a dining hall and offices. With the property being located less than one kilometer from the primary school, the girls are excited about their future new home. The ministry broke ground on the new housing center earlier this year.
The ministry ensures that the girls receive recommended vaccinations and regular medical examinations. The girls also receive medical treatment as needed.
As a christian ministry, Kenyan Girls' Rescue believes that at the heart of true healing is knowing the unconditional love of Jesus.
At Kenyan Girls' Rescue, the staff believe that education will empower the girls to pursue their dreams and allow them to reach their full potential. The primary school girls attend two different Africa Inland Church Primary Schools. They live on their campus during the school year. The high school girls attend different high schools in the area. If they don't live on campus, they take public transportation to school.