ABOUT REHEMA HOUSE

Rehema House is an indigenous work, founded and led by local Kenyans, Maureen and Oliver Kaderi. It is a registered Foundation in the country and currently owns two residences in an undisclosed location. It is funded entirely by generous families of Mercy House who believe in its mission. Rehema is the Swahili word for mercy.

Sponsor a Rehema House Resident

OUR WORK

Founded in 2010, Mercy House started with a dream to help pregnant teen moms in Nairobi, Kenya. Today, Mercy House fully funds two maternity homes in Kenya.  Rehema is the swahili word for mercy.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL CARE

education

EDUCATION

vocational training

LIFE & VOCATIONAL SKILLS

spiritual training

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT & COUNSELING

THE ISSUE

Annually, 21,000 women are hospitalized from having an illegal, unsafe abortion in Kenya. (Center for Reproductive Rights)

Abortion is a volatile topic in Kenya.

13,000 Kenyan girls are kicked out of school for being pregnant. (Center for Reproductive Rights)

25% of pregnant women in Kenya are HIV positive (ObGyn in Kenya)

Every 30 minutes, a woman is raped in Kenya. (Nairobi Women’s Hospital)

Mothers often force their daughters into trading sex for food in the slums (CNN)

More than 20,000 children are sex trafficked in Kenya (Human Trafficking)

1500 women die in childbirth every day across Africa (WHO)

THE VISION

House pregnant girls and new mothers in two safe houses (16 beds for mothers and 16 beds for babies)

Partner with local churches

Prenatal Care- checkups, medical assistance for healthy deliveries

Employe widows as housemothers

Proper Nutrition-protein and regular healthy meals

Counseling-post abortion/prostitution, rape recovery

Ministry-prayer, Biblical teaching, regular devotions

Education-help catch girls up in school thru 8th grade, then continue on to high school, or vocational tract

Livelihood Skills-cooking, jewelry-making, art, sewing, etc

A nurturing environment in-which to give birth and breastfeed babies

A safe place to stay and learn and heal until they graduate

An account to start small business or continue education

Reintegration back into their homes, if this is an option

Assisting family members with starting a small business

Reach out to single mothers outside the residences in neighboring slums through community outreach and Discovery Bible Study

Partner globally with other organizations empowering women, single mothers and widows through employment

Rehema Houses

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House 1 | Purchased 2013: Houses residents and babies who are attending school outside the home

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House 2 | Purchased 2014: Houses pregnant girls and new mothers: