The abandonment of babies has reached a crisis level. Hospitals throughout Kenya are facing the problem daily as mothers walk out of wards, leaving their babies, and do not return. It is also not uncommon for a baby to be abandoned in a plastic bag or left in a roadside ditch. These babies often die from hypothermia, dehydration, or illnesses related to their malnutrition. Even when they are found and rescued, there are simply not enough facilities available to properly care for these abandoned babies. From the outside, the situation can seem grim, depressing, and insurmountable. We cannot possibly make a difference in the lives of all of the abandoned children of Kenya, hence we continue our efforts because we know that we can make a difference in the life of every child who comes through our doors.
Message from the Director
Imani in its own special way continues to give care, hope and support to children who are vulnerable in one way or another. These children’s lives change and take a turn every single minute Imani comes to their rescue. Our sincere heartfelt gratitude for the continued support is geared towards friends, the government, donors and other stakeholders.
Your cheerful collaboration and support has enabled us to save lives, empower, re-integrate children and serve in different capacities. The year 2013 has been hard for Imani and the country as whole with several issues traversing. Even though we encountered hardship during those months, a bit of good also came our way with blessings from the community and well wishers.
It is in March that we actually underwent transitional political change after peaceful elections were conducted country wide.
Losing one of our uncles of the Imani family, which was a big blow to us all since he worked in Imani for a period of 20 years.
The terrorist’s attack on of one of the malls in Nairobi, Westgate, which brought the country to a standstill. More than 70 people got killed .This affected many people both young and old and the whole nation went into morning.