Chelsea Otieno

DREAMS project helped a young woman realize her potential

Vyonne Owade is a single mother living in Mathare Constituency, Nairobi. She is an empowered young woman. She works at the DREAMS Program site office in Hospital Ward as a Mentor, Trainer of Mentors and facilitator of the Shuga Intervention that are key in HIV prevention among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW). Yvonne’s story …

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MWENDO came to my aid when I had nobody to turn to

The COVID-19 pandemic has made lives incredibly difficult all over the world, with Faustina being no exception.  Faustina lives in the Mukuru Kwa Reuben informal settlements in Nairobi County. When the pandemic struck, she was already struggling to put food on the table. As a single mother of 4 children, the responsibility of taking care …

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From depression to mentorship; How MWENDO changes lives

Fiona M* is widowed and a mother to 3 sons living in Kayole in Nairobi. She and her 10-year-old last-born son are HIV positive, which she discovered during a visit to antenatal clinic around the time of his birth. Upon finding out her status, Fiona became severely depressed. She sought the help of a social …

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MWENDO Project change stories during COVID-19

Margaret Kwamboka Barake is a highly vulnerable 48 year old widow taking care of her 4 children. The family is staying in a single rented room in Kayole Central Ward in Embakasi sub-county. HOPE worldwide Kenya through the MWENDO* Project is supporting her with emergency fund cash transfers of KES 2,000 (about USD 20) per month for …

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HWWK response to COVID-19 epidemic

Along with other countries around the world, Kenya is also in the battle against the invisible enemy of COVID-19. HOPE worldwide Kenya is doing its part to keep staff and those we serve safe. Currently we are providing corona-virus awareness and prevention sessions and reinforcing efforts by the government to keep the current curfew that is in …

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