CLL is funded entirely by voluntary donations and gifts from philanthropists and our kind benefactors. It is a constant challenge raising funds to carry on and, hopefully, to expand our mission. The situation of street children in Lagos is dire. There are no accurate statistics, but estimates of the number of vulnerable children, homeless and living in poverty and at risk on the streets of this great city, are in the tens of thousands. A survey of street children in Lagos carried out by CLL in association with UNICEF in 2005 estimated the number of homeless children in Lagos at the time to be in excess of 10,000. Since then, the situation has only got worse.