In Kenya, if a girl is sexually assaulted and exploited she loses her honor within her family and community, even though she is a victim of crime. However, a girl can regain her honor within the community by getting an education. This is where BridgeHope comes in.
In January 2018, Jessa and John Crisp, the co-founders of BridgeHope will be traveling to Nairobi, Kenya to start a partnership with the New Scent Centre International. New Scent Centre is a safe house that currently houses twenty-eight female minor survivors of childhood sexual exploitation that were recovered off the streets (the ages of the kids range from 4-16 years old). Flora Mwikali, the director, is not only caring for the girls largely by herself, but the safe house is currently her personal residence that is around 900 sq. feet. While in Kenya, BridgeHope will be able to help Flora not only with respite care, but we will be able to share hope, help develop of therapeutic programming, and assist in some of the background work needed to build this dormitory and school for the girls.
Although we are excited to announce that airline tickets have been purchased for this trip to Kenya, we need $8872 to make this trip a reality—which will help to make the New Scent Centre school and dormitory a reality for these kids, not only giving them an education but honor within their community!
Please consider making a donation to help BridgeHope get to Kenya and give much needed help to Flora and the twenty-eight girls that are currently receiving love, family, and care.