A New Head Office for HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK)

The New Year came with blessings for HOPE worldwide Kenya’s family as they moved to occupy a new office in a serene environment in Kiambu County bordering Nairobi. The green vegetation surrounding the office is conducive to a calm and peaceful work environment.

The office rests on about an eighth of an acre piece of land leased from the International Churches of Christ Nairobi – Kaimbaa Region. This area is on the western side of Nairobi in Kiambu County with the office situated on Ruaka-Gachie Road off Limuru Road, near Gacharage High School.

The New HOPE worldwide Kenya Office in Kiambaa sub county


HOPE worldwide Kenya was registered in 1999, but before HWWK even existed, a team of Christians would reach out and serve the poor through benevolent activities like feeding street families, doing home visits, and spending time caring for the sick in the slums, among other acts of service. This attracted more Christians to participate and before long the vision translated to an established institution that would carry out the activities in a legal, coordinated and professional manner. From voluntary work, HWWK has grown to become an employer of 70 fulltime staff, 77 part-time staff and over 200 volunteers supported by donors, partners and well-wishers.

Our first work began with youth with support from HWW Cote d’Ivoire to the tune of about USD 100,000. Programs were officially launched in 2003 by the then US ambassador Mr. Johnny Carson, and thus our work with HIV prevention began. We have received consistent support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through competitive bids. Other funders have included United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Fund, the Canadian government, the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Walmart Foundation, among others.

Our reception area, where you will be well received

 

The growth of HWWK wouldn't have been possible without the hand of God, the amazing team of staff and volunteers and the support from our partners, community, and the Nairobi Christian Church. In 2014 alone, we supported 10,200 children and 1,200 caregivers. HIV testing and counseling was provided to 552,969 people from the communities we served; those living with HIV received care and support; and 52,421 key populations at risk received care and treatment at 7 Drop-In Service Centers across Rift Valley. Several thousand youth received life skills training and many were able to get employment after receiving vocational skills and entrepreneurship training.

Our programs are based on a human rights approach and have expanded from one site in Mukuru to providing services to 9 counties in the past several years. Our target populations include youth, especially girls 15–24 years, key populations at risk, caregivers and children. The programs are integrated within our strategic pillars in HIV related services, community systems strengthening, economic empowerment and children.

We serve because the scriptures call us to love and serve the poor and needy throughout the world as Jesus did. By demonstrating God's love through our work, others are able to regain their worth, realize their potential and experience life in all its fullness.

Thank you for walking with us, and to God be the glory for all he has done for us and those we serve.