New Clothes - a gift that changes that lives of Kenyan children who are often homeless
This gift supports One Horizon's Clothing Program for Children. Your gift, for 5-10 years olds, includes shirts & blouses, shorts, skirts, trousers, underwear, jumpers and shoes. For $50 we are able to buy a clothes package which will cover the needs of a growing child for a year. The children in our communities often live in homes where both parents are unemployed. Therefore new clothes are not an option. In Africa and in Kenya in particular there are no social service safety nets like unemployment benefits, aged or disability pensions. Hence in Kenya where there is 50% unemployment there are rarely funds for parents to buy the clothing required by growing children. That is why many Kenyan children only have only one set of clothes, which they wear each day. One Horizon buys second hand clothes from local markets. This is a very cost effective way of ensuring that children have a variety of clothes and, importantly, items to keep them warm in winter.