The Michelle Richmond Foundation
Women and children are the heart of our community, the heart of our future!
The Michelle Richmond Foundation was established in October 2014 as a Tax Deductable Australian Charity with the ACNC for:
‘The relief of human poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability, destitution or helplessness unrestrained by age, gender, race, sectarian belief or political ideology for the betterment of the quality of life of the disadvantaged in the community.’
Critical care and safe passage for children who are neglected, abused, exploited, traumatised, discriminated against or abandoned in Kenya.
Education and Empowerment for grassroots women and children through the provision of the ‘BEing Me’ holistic health and learning programs, supporting them to build a sustainable future and live a safe, happy and healthy life.
As the richest country in East Africa, Kenya is a country of incredible contradictions. With $840 income per capita, Kenya is the closest to meeting the international middle -income threshold of $1,000. This is a significant rite of passage, but that annual income is still less than $3 per day. With high unemployment, the number of Kenyans living in poverty is rising and some 4 million now rely on food aid.
There is a lot to be done to address the plight of women and children in Kenya. Harnessing the private sector for both their resources and innovative solutions brings tremendous potential to make an impactful change in the lives of women and children.
According to the Kenyan Ministry of State for Devolution and Planning’s National Development and Vision 2030, “Women and girls must be at the heart of any future development policies. This is key to saving lives, advancing economic development, promoting environmental sustainability and advancing well-being, equity and social justice”.
The cycle of ill health and poverty in Kenya cannot be broken in its entirity, we can however give an opportunity to women and children to live a better quality of life and create ripples of change in their communities.
The Foundation is 100% voluntary, 100% of funds raised goes to the specific projects.