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.
Upendo, located in Murang’a, Kenya is an orphanage for 39 girls and a co-ed primary school for 100 local children. Upendo plans to educate the children through primary school and is currently supporting 15 of the orphan girls as they continue their path through secondary school.
Good Hope Initiative, located in Mubende, Uganda provides shelter and support for the 150 orphaned children in the village and is working toward providing access to health care and schooling to all village members.
East Africa Children’s Hope will be gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St, New York, NY) for the 2014 Holiday Season! Email us for more details or to volunteer!
Over the past 8 years EACH has provided capacity building funding that has paid for many revenue generating projects including the construction of a grain mill, farm expansion and classroom building.
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.