2020 was a tumultuous year for all but it hit vulnerable households living in extreme poverty especially hard. These families are those who are most at risk of separating from their children. People living in poverty were already suffering before the COVID-19 pandemic. Their situation has only worsened since.
As part of our efforts to tackle this crisis and ensure every child has a safe, loving home Hopeland was pleased to support a joint fundraising effort with GiveDirectly to fund a program which provides single female-led households in Kenya at risk of separation with direct cash payments.
This fundraising effort has had a positive impact on 606 Kenyan single female-led households. Every one of these families have 2 or more children at home.