Immaculate Heart of Mary Hospital (IHM), in Kilimambogo near Thika, Kenya, is a small independent community hospital located in rural Kenya also runs the Community of Hope Care Center a charitable on-site children’s center which cares for young HIV infected and affected orphans and vulnerable children.Currently there are 30 children in the on-site home and 35 HIV positive children in home-based care programs.
The region has an entire generation of young orphaned two or three times as their parents die to be replaced by grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who also fall victim to the disease of AIDS. The Center aims to provide for the intellectual, physical and social, and spiritual needs of children and youth who have become victims of neglect, abuse, poverty, hunger, culture, war and corrupt political systems. Their primary goal is to provide security, food, shelter, clothing, health care, education and skills training for the children with the aim of rescuing the children and restoring hope, empowering and transforming lives.
The Gnu Foundation supplied funds which were used to support the feeding program that the center runs aimed at rehabilitating severely malnourished children. Currently the center has 200 children in the feeding program and more than 300 children who benefit indirectly – the siblings of those in the program. Additionally funds were used to purchase medicines for the IHM Hospital.
The hospital is in dire need of additional resources to continue its programs and outreach to the local community. If you would like to support these efforts, please contact us at contact@GnuFoundation.org.