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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: The mission of Hekima Place is to serve the needs of vulnerable Kenyan girls with excellence, professionalism, integrity and compassion by providing a stable home environment for children. We also support them with providing funds for school - primary through high school with the potential for university scholarships.

Results: We have grown from 10 girls to over 70 (with 7 in university) ranging from infants to young adults in 10 years! Along with increasing the number of girls we support, we have gone from renting property to fully owning 5 acres with 5 houses, a dining hall, office, and is nearly 100% sustainable with veggie garden (shamba), a water borehole, biobox for purifying/water recycling and animals for food.

Target demographics: vulnerable girls receive an education

Geographic areas served: Kiserian, Kenya

Programs: The long-term vision of Hekima Place is to stop the ongoing cycle of suffering for healthy children, particularly girls by offering a loving home, a nutritional diet, and a chance for excellence in education. The key short-term outcomes that Hekima Place intends to achieve are: 1. Providing at least 40-60 girls per year the opportunity to go to primary or secondary school now through 2008. 2. As a result of improved nutrition, 100% of students achieve a healthy weight respective to their age within a reasonable timeframe of their living at Hekima Place. 3. As a result of living at Hekima Place, 100% of students feel they have an opportunity for a better life and a sense of pride in themselves.

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