Upendo United foundation inc

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Short description

Upendo is committed to bridging social ecomomic gaps faced by orphans and vulnerable children in kenya

Description

Upendo is a swahili word that mean love and our desire is to fulfil humanity’s greatest commandment of loving one another through serving, giving and connecting

Our goal is to remedy immediate challenges facing orphans and vulnerable children due to Covid 19 pandemic.

The overarching issue plaquing the area include hunger, juvenile homelessness, teenage pregnancies, lack of medical care and lack of educational opportunities.

We provide shelter, food, clothing, and medical needs.

Target country

Kenya

Project type

  • Alleviation
  • Community
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Human rights
  • Information
  • Prevention
  • Wellbeing
  • Work & Productivity

Support needed

  • Communications
  • Exposure
  • Leadership
  • Product development
  • Raising capital
  • Software development
  • Talent
  • Technical expertise
  • Website design

What we need help with

We are in the process of building a community resource center with a budget of $23000 with a goal of creating safe spaces and bridging informational divide. The Covid-19 pandemic exposed a dire scarcity of safe community spaces especially for at-risk children. During pandemic, there has been a surge in teenage pregnancies, increased gender violence, and a rise in the use of recreational drugs. The exigent circumstances created by the pandemic, prompted Upendo to initiate a low-budget solution by using repurpose shipping containers. The space will include alibrary, a computer lab and an office. The center will incorporate a social outreach office and provide resources to at-risk, homeless children in their transition back to society.

Best way to get in touch

email: Upendo@upendounitedfoundation.org or phone 302 510 2049

Project status

  • In Progress