Orphan & Vulnerable
Through the funding from CHF in August 2008, the program selected 500 OVC beneficiaries from Kalama and central division in Machakos District who were supported with different services as per the need of the child. In 2009, there was a transition of the program from CHF international to CRS and the number of the OVC increased to 1007 OVC from the two divisions in Machakos County. The program supports the beneficiaries with 6+1 services namely:
The OVC Program works closely with the government and other stake holders during mobilization, consultative meetings and during implementation of our activities.
The OVC Program has succeeded in training of Life skills by formation of clubs in schools e.g. young farmers club Katelembo Primary School.
Through payment of school fees our beneficiaries have been retained in school. Additionally, beneficiaries have been able to access health services.
We have improved shelter and care among the OVC by renovating 4 houses.
Helping Families in Need
OVC are tested and counseled on HIV/AIDS and referrals done where necessary.