upendo girls posing in classroom 2

About Us

EACH began after Founder, Melanie Dascenzo returned from volunteering at Upendo School and Children’s Home in Kenya.  Since then we have added an additional project site in Uganda.  We are looking forward to adding more project sites after these organizations achieve self-sustainability in the coming years.

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Upendo School and Children’s Home

Upendo, located in Murang’a, Kenya is an orphanage for 39 girls and a co-ed primary school for 19 local children.  Upendo plans to educate the children through primary school and is currently supporting 25 of the orphan girls as they continue their path through secondary school.

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Good Hope Initiative

Good Hope Initiative, located in Mubende, Uganda provides shelter and support for the 150 orphaned children in the village, runs a primary school for over 300 local students and is working toward providing access to health care and schooling to all village members.


Upcoming Events

East Africa Children’s Hope’s annual fall fundraiser will be Nov 28th at Public House (140 East 41st Street New York NY 10017)! Click here to purchase tickets! Email us to buy advance raffle entries!

upendo girls hard at work


Over the past 10 years EACH has provided capacity building funding that has paid for many revenue generating projects including the construction of a grain mill, pig farm and classrooms.


Sponsor A Girl

Just $1,000 pays for not only a girl’s tuition for an entire year but also her room, board, school supplies, clothes, personal hygiene supplies and medical expenses.