Rescue Hope International

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined August 2019

With an 10.8% Prevalence of 40 million,we work in densely populated slum sandwiched between industrial facilities recognizing extreme vulnerability of Orphans and poor to HIV with legal empowerment.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information

Rescue hope International was formally registered as an NGO by the Government of Kenya in 2005 with an express mandate to bring in new initiatives and add specialized efforts to the national war against HIV/Aids and drug abuse among the youth of Kenya as regards Customary Land Rights. This broad mandate was borne out of the realization of the urgency of the mission at hand. In this regard, it is important to state that Rescue Hope International started off in the epic center of; Nairobi – Capital City. At this point in time, We operated as an informal Self Help Group whose chief concern was the uplifting of the Economic Empowerment conditions of its founding members who subsequently became its directors.
However, with the advent of El Nino rains in Kenya in the late 1990s and the attendant problem of HIV scourge Rescue Hope International played a pivotal role in mobilizing pockets of the community in responding to cost-effectively and appropriately to the HIV Scourge/Property Rights concern. During this period, the vulnerability of infants, children and pregnant women become clearer to the founding directors. This realization led to the expansion of the mandate and formalization of the registration of the Self-Help Group into an NGO. It was envisaged at this point that this would enable the organization to roll out wider programs for the urban poor communities, exchange ideas locally and internationally with donors, stakeholders, research organizations and the Government of Kenya. As the mission developed and the HIV in the urban setting became endemic rather than pandemic, the newly registered Board of Directors changed its mission and focused on what were fast emerging as the most critical and immediate threats to society, the vulnerability of the communities in the face of HIV/Aids scourge and the youth to the vagaries of acute drug abuse, access to information, family, Labor and Employment, Economic Empowerment and Community/Customary Land Rights.