Homes For Orphans Project
Here at Kenya Thriving, we believe that it is every child's right to be loved and nurtured during their formative years, to live in an environment where they can thrive, and know that they are safe and protected. Unfortunately, not every child has that opportunity.
Caring for orphans within the local community, in foster homes, has always been the African way. For some children this arrangement works well, but for others it is not satisfactory. This may be due to overcrowding or a change in the circumstances of the foster family.
The ideal solution to this problem is to re-house some of the children, taking care to keep siblings together and making the transition as easy for them as possible.
The aim of this project is to build small houses where one widow can take care of up to ten orphans. She will not only provide for their physical needs, but she will also be a "Mum" to each child, and each child will be a sibling to each other. In this way a family environment can eventually be achieved, where there is security and love, laughter and boundaries, responsibility and a sense of belonging.
Two of the houses built by this project which provide a safe haven and a place to call home.
A typical bedroom