Kujali Abandoned Baby Unit

Our last blog explained how abandoned babies are a major issue in Kenya.  To help improve their life prospects Kenya Children Centres funded the creation, and continues to fund the day-to-day operations, of a dedicated Abandoned Baby Unit in the Kujali Children’s Centre, a Charitable Children’s Institute (CCI) near Thika. This blog looks at how the Centre has improved the lives of the abandoned babies taken into its care.

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Abandoned Babies

Unwanted pregnancy among young girls in Kenya is rife. According to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014, a quarter of women have given birth by age 18 and almost half by age 20. More recent statistics show that 40% of girls between 15 and 19 in poor communities become pregnant, with many even younger, barely teenagers. That has led to an epidemic of unwanted babies.

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