Windows of Hope International

Who We Serve

Windows of Hope International serves children up to the age of 18 in Kakamega, Kenya who have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

  • An estimated 11 million children have been orphaned by AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • An estimated 2.3 million Africans have died as a result of AIDS.
  • An estimated 25 million are living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Children come to Shammah Orphanage Home in many different ways. Some of them have been found living on the streets of Kakamega.  Some have been referred to the orphanage by pastors in outlying areas of Kakamega.  Still others have heard about Shammah by word of mouth and have been brought to the orphanage by family members who have no resources to care for the children themselves.

The only criterion that must be met is that the children have lost one or both of their parents due to AIDS.  The poverty level is so great that losing one parent often times makes it impossible to care for the children left behind.  Many of these children have simply been abandoned by the surviving parent.

Shammah will take the children in and immediately have them screened at the local health clinic.  Any medical condition will be treated and the children are then tested for HIV.  Currently, only one of the children at Shammah has tested positive for AIDS.

There are at this time 21 children living at Shammah, but the waiting list is extensive.  Shammah will not be able to serve more children until we are able to provide the financial support to do so.
Shammah Kenya
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