by Sarah Neufeld 100 Lives Impacted Kenya
The Problem13,000 Kenyan girls have been kicked out of school for being pregnant (Centre for Reproductive Rights).25% of pregnant girls women in Ke...
13,000 Kenyan girls have been kicked out of school for being pregnant (Centre for Reproductive Rights).
25% of pregnant girls women in Kenya are HIV positive (ObGyn in Kenya).
Every 30 minutes, a woman is raped in Kenya (Nairobi Women's Hospital)
Mothers often force their daughters into trading sex for food in the slums (CNN)
Mercy House Global exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. We provide for the rescue of pregnant girls in Kenya and provide a home for them. In 2010, we opened Rehema (Swahili word for “mercy”) House with 6 open beds and prayers that God would allow us to rescue vulnerable girls in need of hope and healing.
As of April 2019, 54 pregnant girls between the ages of 12-16 have been rescued from the most desperate of situations.
The girls who live at Rehema House receive maternal care, counseling, education, and a safe place to heal from the trauma they have endured. Mercy House Global also brings business training and dignified jobs to family members of some of the girls in the program, so that one day they will have a safe home to return to with their little ones! The goal is to break the vicious cycle of poverty and abuse through rescue, care, and dignified jobs.
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Join a team of people who are committed to standing up for justice and mercy by donating today, and help us change the lives of these girls and their families!