Abigail Achieng Ouma, Courageous Women’s Home for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Date grant awarded: December 16, 2016

As an orphan, Abigail Achieng Ouma knows how important homes which serve orphaned children and young people from abusive homes can be to their futures.

Now attending university thanks to a scholarship, Abigail has not forgotten the home that raised her. Driven to give back, she used her insight to the problems facing the home to find a way to contribute. While donations help the home to function, it is ongoing bills and provision of food and clean water which are the hardest needs to meet. Without a constant supply of clean water, the home is sometimes left without access to drinking water and the bills are large.

Abigail will use this grant to install a water collection and storage system which will provide domestic water for the young people who live at the home and allow them to create a kitchen garden which will feed the residence.

Youth Environmental Hub Member, Beth Koigi, who awarded this flow fund grant, told us that she was touched by Abigail’s desire to go back to her roots and give back. A keen advocate for water projects in Kenya, Beth thinks that this work will go a long way to helping the home meet their food and water needs.