PowerHouse Women invites you to join with us and sponsor a piece of “real estate” of a different kind. A group of PowerHouse Women is raising funds to cover the annual cost of one infant care bed at the New Life Home in Nairobi, Kenya, where abandoned infants are given the lifesaving care they need until they are adopted by local families. This organization has saved thousands of abandoned and extremely vulnerable babies since its founding in 1993.
Early on, New Life Home was the only home willing to care for infants living with HIV and provide the lifesaving medical care these babies need. With new antiretroviral drugs, up to 90% of the babies who test positive for HIV when they arrive at the home become HIV negative after a few months of care!
New Life also helped shift the stigma of adopting children in Kenya. Adoption was previously seen as taboo in Kenya, and abandoned babies held little hope of finding homes. This organization worked to change the norms around adoption. In the beginning, 95% of adoptions were international, and only 5% were within Kenya. Now, 90% of the adoptions occur within Kenya!
Emily Flory, a PowerHouse Group Flipper and PowerHouse Giving Group member, volunteered at New Life Home, traveling the country to four of their locations and seeing the incredible work they do to save children’s lives firsthand. She has been involved with the Amani Children’s Foundation, the U.S.-based fundraising organization that supports New Life, for 15 years.
Your donation will help Amani Children’s Foundation continue to fund this transformational work for abandoned infants in Kenya. Sponsoring an infant care bed for one year, which costs $3,600, will provide all formula, food, diapers, round-the-clock caregiving, and medical needs for rescued infants this year. Babies are usually adopted within a few months, so one bed will provide life-saving support for several children.