Skip to main content

Table 4 Operational Characteristics of Community-based organizations

From: Models of care for orphaned and separated children and upholding children’s rights: cross-sectional evidence from western Kenya

Characteristics CBOs
N = 7
n (%)
Hours of operation  
  Days only 4 (57)
  Days and nights 3 (43)
  Weekdays only 2 (29)
  Weekends only 0 (0)
  Both 5 (71)
Participation initiated by  
  Child 5 (71)
  Guardian 2 (29)
  Organization 6 (86)
  Community referral 5 (71)
Guardians know children attending  
  Yes 4 (57)
  No 0 (0)
  Unsure 3 (43)
Permission of guardian required  
  Yes 3 (43)
  No/sometimes/unsure 4 (57)
Number of paid staff median (IQR) 3 (1–9)
Number of volunteers median (IQR) 4 (3–5)
Material assistance provided to participants  
  Money 2 (29)
  School fees 7 (100)
  School uniforms or other school needs 7 (100)
  Mattresses and/or blankets 5 (71)
  Household repairs 1 (14)
  Bed-nets 4 (57)
  Transportation 2 (29)
  Food Items 5 (71)
  Seeds or agricultural inputs 0 (0)
Additional forms of assistance provided  
  Emotional support 7 (100)
  Feeding program 7 (100)
  Sanitary pads 5 (71)
  Medical assistance 4 (57)
  Social work 6 (86)
  Informal education/vocational 5 (71)
  Day-care pre-school aged children 5 (71)
  Emergency shelter 2 (29)
  Long-term shelter 5 (71)