About Eldoret, Kenya

Hope Homes International is located in Eldoret, a city in western Kenya with a population of over 200,000.  Located at an altitude of 7,000-9,000 feet, Eldoret is currently the fastest growing city in Kenya and the 5th largest in the country.

Eldoret was the center of the violent Tribal Clashes that erupted after the contested Kenyan presidential election in 2007.  The violence peaked when 50 people, including women and children, were burned alive in a church that was set ablaze during the tribal fighting.  When the Clashes ended in 2008, tens of thousands of people had been displaced from their homes and a large number of children had been orphaned or abandoned by their parents.
 
Today, Eldoret is a striking example of both the rapid progress underway in Kenya as well as the endemic poverty and social issues the country continues to struggle with.  The city is home to Moi University, with a student population of over 15,000, and to Eldoret Polytechnic.  It is also home to some of Kenya's largest manufacturing companies.
 
Unfortunately, Eldoret contains over 2,000 homeless children who are forced to live on the street in poverty and despair.  These are the children that Hope Homes International hopes to rescue.





Hope Homes International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
registered in the United States.  

Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.