History of Kenya
Every child in the world has a right to nutritional food, clean drinking water, safe shelter, warm clothing, health care and an education.

Unfortunately, the majority of children in developing countries lack most of the above, if not all. Some go without a meal for days on end, while others live in slums where healthcare is non-existent.

No person, let alone a child, should be forced to struggle to survive everyday.

 The Kenyan child is no exception. In addition to the above, they are up against many other odds. 

  • Years of drought has left thousands of people with failed crops and little to no access to drinking water. This has increased malnutrition and mortality in children.
  • The 2007 post election riots left thousands of children vulnerable and abandoned after their parents and relatives were murdered by neighboring communities. 
  • High levels of HIV/AIDS related cases have resulted in young children being designated to the care of an elderly population, who are otherwise unable to look after them. 
  • Extreme levels of poverty with nearly 7.5 million people (1/4 of the population) still earning less than one dollar a day. This has resulted in high numbers of : 
    • Malnutrition
    • Illiteracy
    • Street Families
    • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    • Teenage Pregnancy
    • Child Abuse, Exploitation, Neglect and Abandonment
    • And, Early Death from Preventable Diseases Such as Malaria, Cholera, TB, Typhoid and Measles. The Average Life Expectancy in Kenya is Only 53 Years Old.
News & Information 
2018 New Update
It continues to be an interesting, challenging, rewarding and evolving journey for us as we move into our eighth year. While itís been around two years since my last update (so sorry), the wheels have still been turning over as we venture into new territory this year. Our focus on sustainability is in full force with some exciting new partnerships; we have gained tax deductibility status in Australia; welcomed new staff members and new children and had the first of our young adults finishing High School and beginning our transition program.
2015 News Update
All in all it has been a busy, exciting and challenging year for us at Friends Vision as we slowly move through some changes that have taken place within our organisation. Throughout the year we have welcomed new staff, gained our Kenyan NGO status, began our farming project and started to move towards a more sustainable future.
2013 News Update
We have had a very busy year at Friends Vision with myself spending 10 months in Kenya to help lay the ground work for new projects and network within the local community (amongst many other things!). This year we employed two new staff members, saw volunteers, friends and family join us in Kenya to see our projects and welcomed some new children into our sponsorship program. We overcame many challenges that Kenya seems to throw at us at any given time and have slowly made progress on our existing projects getting us another step closer to building our first children's home. Have a read below of the year that was. I hope you enjoy and all have a great Christmas ahead!
December 2012 Update
Keep up to date with our progress and read our December 2012 Newsletter.
Our Directors Interview
Read Director Jannah Curries interview with magazine Essential Child to find out more on the journey of Friends Vision.
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