Fr. Peter Meienberg has been operating as a pastor for many years, hence Faraja Trust continued to be a shelter for people in need, who do not know how to cope with life. Faraja Trust cares about the individual needs of its beneficiaries - poor Kenyans, refugees, (ex-)prisoners and their relatives. In a face-to-face conversation with a social worker people in need describe their personal circumstances and get consoled. After an investigation of the living conditions a tailored solution is worked out together. Thereafter Faraja bothers about the needies until they are able to take life into own hands.
Beside a solution-oriented conversation with people in need, Faraja offers direct material support through bearing the costs of accommodation, food, clothing, public transport and health care. To provide free health care and medication, Faraja Trust cooperates with the German Doctors. Since refugees are not allowed to work within Kenya, those are often supported by Faraja for a long period until the circumstances in their original country / region admits a trip back home. In certain cases Faraja even pays for the arising transport costs. If a returning home is impossible, Faraja pleads for registration and acceptation of the refugees through UNHCR.
Education is the key to a better life. It helps disadvantaged people to find a job, make a living and connect with society. Faraja sponsors school fees for secondary school and post secondary to Kenyans, refugees and (ex-)prisoners and their relatives. Moreover Faraja partly covers costs of school uniforms, schoolbooks, food, public transport and accommodation. Normally Faraja overtakes only a fee, but 100% of the costs are covered in cases of hardship, which is often the case with refugees or orphans.
People in Africa are creative survivalists. Faraja helps them to reach economic independence through start-ups. Out of a humanitarian point of view financial support is given to refugees, recovered sick people and ex-prisoners to help them setting up their own small business. Faraja not only gives jump-starts, but also assists in making business plans and budgets. Furthermore Faraja accompanies recipients in the building phase and regularly makes investigations of the actual state. In future individuals shall be sent to other organizations giving out larger, but refundable micro credits.