Orphans & Widows Program
Across the world, millions of families have been torn apart by the death of loved ones. All too often, orphans and widows are left to fend for themselves, becoming vulnerable and in desperate need of support. From just ksh. 500 you could help provide a life-line. With approximately 1 million internally displaced people in Kenya, many families have experienced irreplaceable loss. Wives and children have been left reeling and grieving – losing not just a beloved man but the little financial income that they had. Now widowed and orphaned, they face the hardest of circumstance alone just to survive each day.
No time to grieve.
Across the globe, poverty, war and natural disaster have claimed the lives of many. For many communities, men have lost their lives in their efforts to protect their families.
In Kenya, women have had to witness their loved ones killed in Post-Election Violence which shows no sign of ease. In Kenya multiple floods have killed hundreds, leaving families reeling and life never the same.
Alone, in shock, struggling to survive.
Widowed women face the ultimate struggle in soothing, comforting and providing for multiple children grieving for their father. With no opportunity to work, no help and living in shelters or makeshift homes, life is tough. Basic human necessities such as warmth and food are a struggle. Clean running water is a luxury. Education is just a dream. And the grief never ends.
What We Do
We Give them the support and comfort that they need.
Ranafa has been actively working in regions around the Kenya to give society’s most vulnerable people the support that they need. With your support, we provide:
- Nutrition for children, pregnant and breast-feeding mothers
- Deliver livelihood and skills training to give widows an income
- Support over 1,400 orphans and children through child sponsorship programmes
- Offer trauma counseling and support for those who have been affected by the conflict/ Disease and lost their loved ones
- Support neo-natal clinics for babies
Together we can bring change to the society