Wells of Hope, a community based organization, works in the Kibagare community in Nairobi, Kenya. Kibagare is a slum that is home to about 30,000 people, many of whom are elderly. Poverty is rampant and resources to provide housing a services are limited. Presently an over-crowded day center serves both elders and children.
Wells of Hope’s focus is on reducing elder abuse, skill buidling that can lead to financial empowerment and meal programmes. “As director,” Nancy Wagacha explained, “the mission of Well of Hope is to bring hope and to change the lives of the elderly living in disenfranchised communities like Kibagare…The importance of IAHSA is that there are policies and practices taht can be borrowed from developed countries to help developing countries.”
We welcome Wells of Hope to the IAHSA community and look forward to a shared learning experience that will ultimately positively affect the lives of the elderly in Kibagare.