What is ZLT?

ZLT Hope Homes aims to break the cycle of generational trauma by providing holistic healing and safe shelter to children, youth, and vulnerable single parents in Nairobi, Kenya.

The organization provides safe shelter, a nutritious diet, quality education, psychosocial support services, care and support to children and youth affected by abuse and abandonment, carries out GBV and child abuse advocacy, and facilitates community education on reproductive health rights while providing access to maternal health care and support services.

Our History

ZLT Hope Homes began in 2013 with humble beginnings, offering safe shelter and quality education to children and youth affected by the orphan crisis. Since then, ZLT expanded to provide safe housing and psychosocial support to children and youth affected by, or vulnerable to, sexual violence and physical assault. To date, the organization has provided a safe and loving home to 30+ children and youth affected by abuse and abandonment. 

In 2021, the organization grew to provide economic empowerment programs, educational scholarships to vulnerable children and youth in the community, expanded the pre-existing income generation program ethically employing artisans. In 2022, ZLT will launch community advocacy and education programming as well as a birth workers program to enhance maternal health outcomes.

Our Team

Our team consists of a group of dynamic women and community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

Nyaguthii (she/her)

Country Operations Manager

Sammy (he/him) 

Lead Artisan, Income Generation Program

Jacqueline (she/her)

Founder and International Director

Catherine (she/her)

Income Generation Program Coordinator

To protect the privacy and security of the children and youth supported by ZLT Safe House, the names of safe house management and staff members remain protected.

Core Values

Safe House

Providing long-term safe shelter, quality education, a nutritious diet, holistic healing, care, and support in a safe home environment.

Economic Empowerment

ZLT Hope Homes works with single mothers and youth (18-30 years) to engage in educational advancement and skills training opportunities. In 2021, the ZLT Hope Homes Economic Empowerment program has supported six youth and three single mothers through the economic empowerment program and social work support.

Holistic Healing Support

ZLT Hope Homes will launch the Community Wellness Program in 2022, offering psychosocial support services to children, women, and youth affected by sexual violence in the Soweto region of Nairobi, Kenya. 

Enhancing Maternal Health Outcomes 

ZLT Hope Homes will launch programming for mothers in Soweto, Nairobi, to advance maternal health outcomes through the support of certified birth workers (doulas). 

Advocacy Programs

Providing education on consent, health relationships, reproductive health, human trafficking, and sexual abuse.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.


Proud partners of children of hope

Children of Hope (COH) is a Canadian Charitable Organization with a mandate of supporting the needs of underprivileged children around the world. COH is motivated by principles of humanity and equality with a focus on helping orphans and destitute children regardless of caste, culture, color, region, and religion.

As a partner of ZLT Hope Homes, Children of Hope provides an annual contribution to ZLT Hope Homes while providing tax receipts to ZLT Hope Homes Canadian donors. To learn more, please visit