Havilla Children's Home
Havilla Children's Home, Nairobi, Kenya
On December 27 2011, Jimmy and Ethan visited Havilla Children's home based in Mwiki, Kasarani, Nairobi. We brought drinks, snacks, rice, maize flour, sugar, bread, books and toys all worth about KES 10,000. We also donated about KES 3,000 in cash to the management of the home.
The kids were very kind and happy to recieve us and sung songs to us and performed skits. We also met Raymond (about 5yrs old - and who was mysteriously brought to the home by a dog) and baby hope (about 2 yrs old).
See some pictures of the occassion.
Background of the home
The home was started in 2005, mainly as a nursury school run and managed by a group of windows.
The founder and original director of the home was Mrs. Sophis Nyambura Gitau. In 2006, Mrs. Gitau, after praying and fasting and soul serching, saw a vision where she was holding orphans and abandoned children and proving to them with love, care and tenderness.
On June 4, 2006, she welcomed the first orphan.
Mission and Objectives
To welcome and live with oprhans and abandoned children in a homely and family environment. Provide tender loving care to each one of the them and to accompany them through the journeyof life and ultimatelt helping then to graduate into mature and responsible adults.
Future plans for the Home include growing their own food and starting income genrating projects to self-sustain, build a school and a prayer house as well as purchasing a van.
By the end of 2011, about 60 orphans and abandoned children had passed through the Home. By the beginning of 2012, the Home had 45 children in different stages of assistance and of different ages.
How you can help
Jimmy and Ethan plan to visit this home often, so your donation to out general kitty will go along way to help. There are kids who may also need individual help such as tuition payments or individual mentoring and sponsorship. Please contact us for more information and details.
Thank you Kenyanlist.com (for the donations), June (for the books and the games and the movies) and Wallace Karingu (for organizing the visit).