giving kids in Kenya a chance
Gathimba Edwards Foundation aims to provide as many Kenyan children as possible with the opportunity of a bright future.
We do this through:
We also support children in Scotland with severe disabilities via the Neil Jaffrey Initiative.
Since we began
NEW HOMES BUILT
BUSINESSES & FARMING PROJECTS STARTED
NEW BEDS PROVIDED
Mercy slept on the floor of a small mud hut for many years. Each day she and her siblings would walk to school through a dark forest, scared that at any moment they could be attacked by wild animals. A lack of money also meant, that despite her grades being among the top 1% in Kenya, she could not afford to attend secondary school.
Now Mercy and her siblings walk without fear to school and university, they live in a new house at a safe location and enjoy the education which every child deserves. Mercy's story is one of courage, hope, talent and defying the odds.
But there is still more that needs to be done.
OF CHILDREN IN KENYA DO NOT ENROL IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.
1 in 2
CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING GEF SUPPORT.
KENYANS LIVE UNDER THE POVERTY LINE.