|How the Stella Project started: In March 2012, a mission team met Stella for the first time. She and her six children were living in the Korogocho slum of Nairobi. Their tiny house had only one rock-hard bed, no bathroom, and the family was living in complete darkness. The walls were literally covered with garbage to block rain from coming inside during rainy season. There was a sewage line that ran just outside their house. The dirty water would attract many insects, including mosquitoes carrying malaria. None of Stella’s children were enrolled in school, let alone eating regular meals. Stella collected contaminated plastic bags from the 30-acre dump of Nairobi, earning her 75 cents per 1000 clean bags. This took Stella three days to accomplish. Born and raised in the slum herself, she had no hope for a better future.|
|Moved by compassion, someone on the team felt she had to do something, saying “I can’t let her live here… it’s not right.” She partnered with another person to help Stella move out of the slum and giving her a microloan. They agreed to pay her rent for one year so she can start a business and provide for her family. Only $50 a month for one year covers her rent and a quick-start microloan of $150. Just $750 changes a family forever! There are many stories of ladies just like Stella who need a hand. Stella was making roughly $6 a month. Now she makes about $100 a month! Her new job is cooking and selling her food and she LOVES it!|
Home of Hope is helping desperate children by helping their mother’s rebuild their lives! You can help too – there are dozens of families on the waiting list. Click here to donate to give hope to a family in need.
HOW TO HELP:
- $150 weekly business training and a microloan
- $600 6 months of rent in an apartment outside of the dump and furnishings
YOUR DONATION WILL HELP DESPERATE WOMEN GET OUT OF TERRIBLE SITUATIONS
AND CHANGE THE DESTINY OF AN ENTIRE FAMILY.