EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

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The Project targets marginalised children in communities, who have slipped through the net of government and social protection, by providing basic needs, education and health care.

LAF aims to ensure that educational and individual care is provided, project will work to expand the capabilities of vulnerable children and their families, whilst also empowering communities to strengthen and monitor long-term progress.

LAF has been conducting interviews and assessments of vulnerable children in small communities in Homabay county in order to determine the needs of those children. From the initial investigation, it has been determined that many children in County are in particular in need of basic educational and health support. As Girls especially are likely to be out of school, LAF primary provides much needed support for school fees, school supplies, uniforms and transportation costs to ensure the access to education.

Further some needs go beyond the educational support. We are thus working hand in hand with local officials and medical practitioners to conduct health screenings for children, that can identify previously undiagnosed problems. With proper diagnoses, we are able to assess needs very effectively and help parents and guardians to access available resources.

Through our Micro-Finance program LAF has identified one of the most effective ways to provide support for children through empowering their mothers and guardians. Working in conjunction with the Livelihood team, we strive to lift women out of poverty through targeted supporting of small business entrepreneurship.