COHF AT A GLANCE: Inspired by a story of a young mother who felt hopelessness after being cast off by her partner and her own family, Candle of Hope Foundation (COHF) was founded by a group of women with vast experience in humanitarian and development mission to offer hope to the voiceless and hopeless by assisting them find a safe and secure warm shelters, household livelihoods and optimistic future.
Candle of Hope Foundation (COHF) is multi-faceted women led organization that has been operational in Somaliland and Kenya since 2016 implementing humanitarian & development initiatives through community-initiated programs that enhance empowerment, sustainability and resilience. COHF which has its main offices in Nairobi (Kenya), and Hargeisa (Somaliland) promotes initiatives in various sectors including Anti-human trafficking and smuggling of migrants(SOM) initiatives, Health and Nutrition, Education, Livelihoods, Governance (Peace Building, women and Youth Empowerment) and Inclusive Initiatives targeting people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS.
COHF takes a participatory approach to project implementation. We work with communities to identify core needs and seek ways and means of solving the issues identified through citizenry public participation model.
COHF’s scope of work has been incessantly fully fledged since its establishment. Currently, the organization’s interventions focus on mainly the following areas:
- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS
- RESILIENCE, FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD
- YOUTH/ WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, PEACE BUILDING AND GOVERNANCE
- HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY AND RELIEF
- ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING & SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS CAMPAIGNS
- EDUCATION PROGRAMS, TRAINING & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
Candle of Hope Foundation together with Ocean Somali Community Association of East London have a vast experience in development and implementation of projects in Education, Health, job trainings, protection, Gender, Women empowerment, Governance and peace activities.