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    Weʼve raised £145 to To help support finding homes and financing education for children orphaned because of HIV/AIDS in Kisumu, Kenya.

    Kisumu, Kenya
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    Overview

    This summer I will be going to Kisumu, Kenya to do some research on the experiences of people living with HIV. My host, Bernadette, is benevolent member of the local community and founder of St Rita Community Based Orphan Care.

    Her project re-homes orphans of HIV back into their community by empowering families, allowing them to support their children by providing financial support for their education, food, clothes and shelter. By keeping children in their community it keeps them rooted amongst the friends and family they have grown up with.

    The Project

    together we are the solution

    Bernadette has been running the project for over 20 years, continuing to support those in here care through to university and adulthood. In addition, as a trained Psychologist, Bernadette provides counselling for families and works closely with local schools and Women’s empowerment groups, providing education and guidance to her community. Bernadette's philosophy is "together we are the solution" and as the ‘mumma’ of her community always has her door open to give support, advice or somewhere to sleep.

    Our Goal

    This year four orphans are hoping to start university to study radiography, analytical chemistry, teaching and commerce respectively. For them to secure a government education loan an amount must be paid upfront. Donations made on this page will go directly towards their places at university, enabling these intelligent young adults to fulfill their potential for a dazzling future.

    This page is a starting point for any donations made towards such an amazing organisation. It has been created in collaboration with Alice and Bethan, two previous International Health students hosted by Bernadette. Over the next year we will be walking (up Mount Kenya), running (marathons) and cycling (England’s coast to coast) and more to raise as much money as we can.

    #StRitaOrphanCare

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      11

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jun 5, 2018

        £10.00

      • Natalie Tao

        Natalie Tao

        May 6, 2018

        go rob!!! so proud of ya xx

        £20.00

      • Hannah Dobbie

        Hannah Dobbie

        Apr 28, 2018

        £5.00

      • Chan Nam

        Chan Nam

        Apr 19, 2018

        Support!

        £30.00

      • Antony Chan

        Antony Chan

        Apr 18, 2018

        Proud of you bro keep up the good work

        £10.00

      • Stefanie Tao

        Stefanie Tao

        Apr 18, 2018

        £15.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 18, 2018

        Great work... The world needs people like you. Enjoy the experience. E. x

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      Robert Chan

      Robert Chan

      Kisumu, Kenya

      I am a 3rd year medical student currently studying an intercalated BSc in International Health. As part of my degree I will be doing field research in Kenya for one month.

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