BACK GROUND INFORMATION
Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation is a community based organization (CBO) that has been operating as a social welfare /charity organization to serve the most urgent needs of vulnerable children, orphans as well as widows whose marginalization was occasioned by HIV/AIDS pandemic in the worst hit communities in Kenya.
The organization was incorporated in 2009 in Kenya as a community based organization (CBO). Its operation spans across two geographic counties: Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and others Counties in Kenya
We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to live a healthy and a productive life, and there is nothing more life changing than providing a young child with a family and education. Over 90% of orphans in the world live in developing countries. These children are orphaned from such issues as HIV/AIDS and armed conflict.
The number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in developing world has reached crisis proportions. In Sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS has exacerbated poverty in many communities and has weakened the capacity of many counties to care for orphaned children.