Founded by Kenyan-born Toronto resident John Machio in 2002, Huband Cradle of Hope (HCH) is a safe, loving and nurturing home in Kenya for children born into poverty or affected by HIV/AIDS and who have been marginalized and neglected. Our non-governmental organization’s vision is to help build hope and self worth in the children of HCH so that they may enjoy healthy, joyful and meaningful lives. HCH is a registered Canadian charitable organization with both a Canadian and Kenyan Board of Directors. HCH does not get any government funding and is entirely supported by loyal Marafiki (Swahili for “friends”) worldwide.
HCH aims to help build hope and self worth in the children so that they may enjoy healthy, joyful and meaningful lives.
HCH is located in a large rented 4 bedroom house in Ngong. The children sleep in dormitories based on age and gender. Basic but nutritious meals are provided three times a day. All the children go to school. The children range in age and the older children help look after the younger ones. HCH staff include: matrons, a cook, a social worker and a caretaker. They have been with the home for years and take pride in their work. They genuinely love the children. The home is inspected regularly by the Kenyan ministry for children and complies with all the Kenyan regulations. In 2009, HCH received a national award citing it as an outstanding charity.