Maintain Hope is a non-profit, community based direct aid organisation. We partner with organisations in Kenya and try to respond to the needs of local communities which are identified after consultation and discussion. We are partners, not patrons. Using the knowledge, wisdom and skills of our Kenyan co-workers is a key element of our development strategy. While we respect and welcome partners and volunteers of all faiths and none, Maintain Hope is not a faith-based organisation.
The alleviation of poverty and the provision of educational opportunities for deprived children are the main aims of our work. These objectives are manifested in the wide range of activities which we have undertaken since 2005. All our projects are approved by the Government of Kenya and we work closely with the local authorities on the ground.
We prioritise the basic needs of the children...a safe place to sleep, food, medical care, and education. Many of the children with whom we work are rescued from the streets of Nairobi, Mombasa and other Kenyan cities. Their chance at a decent life had been taken away from them. By working with their carers, we are trying give them back that chance. They have been given hope again, we want to maintain that hope, hence our name. We believe that children should be supported in a family setting. We employ a social worker to reintegrate rescued children with their extended families. We support those families in caring for these children by relieving economic hardship, providing medical care and by creating sustainable educational opportunities.
The Acacia Tree in our logo grows throughout Africa. It provides shelter, fodder
and firewood. It survives bushfires, floods and droughts and renews itself
each year. It represents the courage and resilience of the African
people and is a true symbol of hope.
All administration costs of Maintain Hope are either sponsored or met by the directors. All our work is voluntary and no expenses are claimed. Our accounts are audited annually and lodged with the Companies Registration Office.