ORPHANAGE AND CLINIC
Founded in 2008, New Hope Orphanage and Clinic provides shelter, education and health care serving both HIV orphans and the surrounding community. New Hope, under the guidance of AINA (The Italian Association of Nomades of Love), is directed by Vicky Quondamatteo. The Italian Dream Organization provides medical staff and services and acts as a distribution vehicle for AIDS medications provided by the Kenyan Government. A grant from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation provided food for HIV children at the orphanage.
Since 2008 March to the Top has provided support for operating expenses of New Hope Orphanage and Clinic. 114 marginalized HIV-affected children and teenagers are able to have a home, go to school and receive necessary medical treatment thanks to New Hope.
WHY IT MATTERS
Every year an average of 89,000 adults and about 11,000 children are infected by HIV in Kenya. Many HIV affected children have been abandoned by their families and communities and have nowhere else to go. In serving both HIV orphans and the community New Hope continues to reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS while providing a safe and nourishing environment for children.
“I took my children to visit the New Hope Orphanage in Kenya and it touched our hearts. March to the Top does incredible work, with love and transparency.”