HOVIC is a NGO based in Kisumu - they believe in a society where children are empowered to access opportunities to enable them to live dignified and meaningful lives. We have worked with HOVIC since 2008 when we funded the purchase of a street children shelter. 

HOVIC provides children living on the streets of Kisumu with access to safe shelter, sanitation facilities, food, non-formal education, health care, psycho-social support and counselling. The centre has a rehabilitation and reunification programme through which children can be reintroduced back into their families with the support and mediation of the centre. They heavily focus on empowering children and their communities to result in long-term change. 

We currently fund a weekend feeding programme for street children in the HOVIC day centre. This project ensures that these orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) receive nutritious meals, educational development, psycho-social support, advice and medical care from staff at the centre. 

For more information about HOVIC and their inspiring work, check out their website at hovic.org 

Read more detail about street children shelters and why they work.