MUQDISHO HOPE CENTER
Somalia was created in 1960 from former British protectorate and an Italian colony with Muqdisho as its capital. The country collapsed into anarchy following the overthrow of the military regime of president Siad Barre in 1991. However, the two relatively peaceful northern regions of Somaliland and Puntland effectively broke away leaving the capital Muqdisho with the turmoil of a prolonged war.
This prolonged war took its toll on the weak and vulnerable members of the community, especially, women and children. A large member of these children are little girls who are perceived in our society as a great burden. The quality of life of these girls is most deplorable.
They wander around and live in unsuitable shelters with vast majority of orphaned girls getting raped and abused.
Against this background, the promoters decided to locate the Hope Center in Muqdisho to forestall such abuse.