- WHAT WE DO AND WHY -
Street Hope exists to offer hope and reach women trapped in survival prostitution, to teach and equip them with vocational and life skills that will enable them to transform their lives, families, and communities, and release them as disciples of Christ.
Who We Serve
In many areas of the world, survival prostitution is common. It exists in places where women are left, on their own, to fend for themselves and their children, and the infrastructure and support systems are not in place to help these women put food on the table and a roof over their heads. In these places, women who are often times uneducated and unskilled are left to their own devices to make money to buy food and a place to live – and that is their bodies.
Street Hope first targeted the town of Thika, Kenya, which is about 45 mins outside of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, because of its high percentage of women in survival prostitution. The founders were part of a team who had planted a church in that city, so on the ground support was available as well. We have learned through other organizations such as Compassion International, 410 Bridge, and Mercy House that on the ground support is absolutely critical to the success of non-profits that are trying to create a new wave of hope and influence to transform communities from poverty, hopelessness, and basic survival to hope, sustainability, and support.