Streets of Hope, founded in 2002, is an organization devoted to caring for children forced to fend for themselves on the street. Many of these children are under the age of ten and have lost their parents to the ever-increasing problem of AIDS. Others are homeless due to extreme poverty. These children believe they will never have a job, a home, a spouse, or children of their own. Every last dream of a normal life has been stolen from them. Effective programs to assist these children are rare. Their diets consist of scraps they find in dumpsters or scrounge from the local dump. They survive by whatever means they can.
Street children in Kenya number in the thousands and the majority of homeless children are boys. It’s believed that boys stand a better chance of survival, so if a family is destitute, they may eject a boy from their home, forcing him to fend for himself on the street. Without the provisions of charitable organizations like Streets of Hope, these children have no hope in life. Through the generosity of caring people, Jesus Christ is providing the resources these children need to experience the life God intended for them.