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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.

ABOUT US

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.

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SCOPE OF WORK

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

ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES

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.

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