Happy Moments Kenya as a charity organisation, focuses on understanding the problems affecting individuals, non-profit making institutions & organisations and community development projects, try to come up with applicable solutions, long lasting or short term solutions. We work hand in hand with the affected parties and the donors/well wishers.
We rely on funding from various institutions and individuals and some Government and private sectors.
Kenya in 2016 has an estimated population of 47.358 million people (World Bank review 2016) and has a very high rate of unemployment with more than 75% of the population relying on agricultural produce.
Recently, there has been severe drought in most parts of eastern, northern and southern parts of the country. There have been flash floods and cholera in 12 counties out of 47 and mosquito-borne disease chikunguya in 3 counties in north eastern Kenya. Malaria is rampant in many parts of the country.
The life expectancy is 61.8 years (world bank review 2016) and mortality rate is 6.8/1,000 population due to lack of access to health care and malnutrition due to poverty. There are very few hospitals and the available health centres serve a large area/population. The ratio of a nurse to population being 1: 967, which translates to 103 nurses, serving 100,000 people. Most of health centers are under equipped.
There are a great number of squatters and internally displaced persons for one reason or another from tribal clashes, post-election violence, terrorism, general insecurity, land sharing inequality and drought or flooding and this has led to increase in poverty and a times loss of lives.
Happy Moments Kenya tries to find those in extreme need and helps them improve their lives by providing basic necessities like health treatment, shelters, food and water, education already in existence. Helping them in a way that they can help themselves in the future according to our motto, HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES.
In the recent years, we have helped individuals start small sustainable businesses such as a hardware store outlet, carpentry workshop, blacksmith workshop, transport services, medication and treatment. We have provided school fees for training, farming, food for the needy, support for orphans and orphanages, renovating kindergartens, renovating and building new structures in public/community based learning institutions and health facilities.