Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. This gift will provide a needy child in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya with a healthy lunch, fiv

Lunch for Slum Kids

Lunch for Slum Kids

  • $1.00

African Children'S Haven



Problem

Children living in Africa's slums rarely get enough to eat, let alone have access to high quality food that promotes healthy growth. Support for school lunch programs is a proven formula for improving health and development and ensuring better performance in school. This is particularly so for younger children who are especially vulnerable to malnutrition-related diseases.

The Gift

This gift will provide a needy child in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya with a healthy lunch, five days a week for a month. Younger children will also receive a nutritious mid-morning snack. Food is a precious commodity for Kenya's poor and is especially important to young children who are especially vulnerable to malnutrition and disease. The St. Phillips School lunch program addresses this problem by providing healthy meals at mid-day for more than 100 needy kids. Many of the children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and live with aunts, uncles or grandparents, most of whom are hard pressed to feed their own children. Your gift ensures that a child will receive a healthy lunch each school day for a week.