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Kids4Kids

Kids4Kids, our great new project, is underway.

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Borehole brings Clean Water to Hundreds

We are very excited that a bore hole 75 ft deep has now been installed which brings clean water to the villagers of Abimbo.

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Education Matters

Challenge Africa believes in challenging the causes of poverty and inequality. Education is the best gift we can give to help people to help themselves.

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Jacqueline can See for the First Time!

Jacqueline is a  house help in Bondo and her albinism means she is virtually blind. Challenge Africa volunteers gave her a pair of glasses.  When she tried them on, she started jumping around the room shouting out things she could see excitedly. Then she started...

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Medical Bay at Abimbo Centre

This is a lovely project which has cost only £150 and should improve the health of the 35 orphans and vulnerable children at the centre. The sick bay is a welcoming space for children who are ill during the day to stay and recover, and is stocked with medicines and...

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New shoes to prevent wounds and disease

This week, in rural Kenya, children got a pair of shoes for the first time. Basic things like this should be paid for by families and local communities but the area is just so poor this still can't happen. We are working with local people to develop self sufficient...

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Gender Based Violence Awareness Workshops

Volunteer Bethany Throssle and her husband Gareth, are currently running Gender Based Violence Awareness workshops in Abimbo village. Violence against women is a big problem in rural Kenya, compounded by poverty and lack of education. Bethany works for Women's Aid in...

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Occupational Therapy Keeps Samuel Moving

Samuel is a fisherman and father.  He has AIDS and now struggles to walk around. He can't fish or tend to his vegetable garden and he can't care for his children or collect clean water and food. Eddy, Challenge Africa's Kenyan Director, has trained in basic...

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Clean Water is Coming

A reliable clean water supply will mean better health, better harvests, safer births and a stronger local economy[/caption] Work on Abimbo bore hole has begun and clean water will be available to all by next year. For villagers who had no access to clean water and had...

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Educated, Empowered, Employed- More Training Successes

Challenge Africa is celebrating with the graduates from the Tailoring Training Programme. Mercy is one of our many success stories. Mercy was looking for a way to work herself and her family out of poverty. She studied tailoring for three years at the Challenge Africa...

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Fundraising Hero

Marathon hero Raphael Bruneau ran 26 miles in just a mankini raising £2000 for Challenge Africa. His fundraising efforts will provide a school teacher and books for orphaned children in Abimbo village. He completed the London Marathon in 3 hours 11 minutes after...

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National Tailoring Qualifications for our Students

We are very proud of 6 of the tailoring students taking their national exams this month. Beryl, Lillian and Margaret, all orphaned young women, came to the Challenge Africa Abimbo Centre three years ago looking for a way to support themselves.  They now have the...

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