Who We Are

Hands of Care and Hope

One of the beneficiaries standing outside their dilapidated house within Korogocho slums.

Hands of Care and Hope (HCH) was founded by the late Sr. Lydia Pardeller, a Franciscan Missionary Sister for Africa (FMSA) in February 2006 with the assistance of a team of Kenyan Christians from the parish of Kariobangi. HCH has over the past years grown from rehabilitation of twenty children where they were fed and taught basics in literacy to development of four Non Formal Education schools with a total capacity of over 1095 children. Later HCH acquired Land and built classrooms. Besides the schools, HCH developed two centres namely Huruma Youth Support Centre that is being utilized for parents meetings, youth and parent’s programs.  The other centre is St. Magdaline Support Group Centre which is currently being used by women living with HIV for business skills training as well as psycho socio support.


since its inception, HCH has made considerable achievements by establishing:

  • The number of staff has increased to 71.
  • Development of website
  • Installation of high power solar water pump.
  • Four schools and two centres for supporting vulnerable groups.
  • Increased rain water harvesting thus reducing cost of water bills.
  • Involvement of local communities in security and peace building initiatives
  • Participation in co-curricular activities.