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Mikindani Center of HOPE is a branch of a faith-based non-profit organization (NGO) known as HOPE worldwide KENYA. It is located in Mikindani estate in an area within Changamwe Constituency which is mainly a suburban area of Mombasa. The estate lies along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway (A109 road).
The estate is surrounded by the magnificent Indian Ocean and is believed to have earned its name formerly from mikinda, meaning small minazi (young coconut palms) which are believed to have been growing in the area. Nonetheless, the estate is in the middle of two slum areas i.e. Ghanahola and Bangladesh.
HOPE worldwide KENYA (Mombasa Site) runs different projects/activities in Mikindani and larger former Mombasa District (now Changamwe, Kisauni, Likoni and Mvita Districts) so as to uplift the lives of the unfortunate through giving them personal and life skills.
These projects are being funded by international donors, local donors, partnerships and well-wishers. The services include Entrepreneurial Training, Peer Education Training, Computer Application Skill, Fashion & Design, HIV Workplace Programs, Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services (VCT), Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care & Support, Men as Partners and Youth Friendly Resource Center.
Donors, partners and well-wishers
- Wal-Mart Foundation
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Ashton Apparels (E.P.Z.) Kenya Ltd.
- International Center for Reproductive Health (I.C.R.H.)
- Ministry of Health Kenya
- Kenya Airways
- Regional Blood Transfusion Center (R.B.T.C.)
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