In Kenya, more than 1.1 million children have lost one or both parents due to the AIDS epidemic, according to a 2011 UNAIDS report. And with 43% of Kenya's population under the age of 15, many children are orphaned and struggle with no one to care for them. Busia Compassionate Centre, an orphanage in rural western Kenya, offers hope to its 90 orphaned residents and 150 foster children who face extreme poverty and limited resources.
Now in its seventh year of operation, Busia Compassionate Centre provides the love and care needed to give these children food security, a safe home, a sense of family and financial inclusion — many for the first time in their lives. Together with on-site volunteers and the backing of the global credit union movement, we are helping these children not only to survive, but also thrive as the future leaders of tomorrow.