“I cry sometimes because I didn’t decide to come to the streets, I have just had so many problems in my life.”
Forced to flee his abusive, alcoholic father, Joseph ran away because he believed life on the streets would be better than staying at home.
Robbed of his childhood by a brutal cycle of poverty and violence, he’s one of many children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to fend for themselves.
An estimated 20,000 children work or sleep rough in Kisumu, Kenya’s largest city.
Who we fund
HOVIC is a project that uses money raised through Sport Relief to provide homeless children with food, shelter, medical support and counselling. Critically, they also give them access to an education, which is their best chance of building a future for themselves, away from the streets.