We registered Wamumbi Orphan Care as a community based organisation with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Developments in Murang’a District, Central Highlands of Kenya, on the 7th October 2010. We are building on our small beginnings gradually to make it a sustainable effort in the long term.
We offer assistance where it's most needed. We hold meetings and workshops to provide counselling and trainings to orphaned children and their guardians, and necessary foodstuffs, clothes and school fees. Sources of funds have so far been limited to members and well-wishers but we are working towards making the organisation increasingly self-reliant by building a resource centre to operate our planned activities from; this would be used to hold trainings, meetings, and income generating activities.
We started cultivating three acres of land in September 2011 (see above right picture) owned by our co-founder Martha, and we have been sharing the harvest with our members and aim to sell a portion of the produce to raise funds for our building project. Trees have been planted alongside beans, maize, potatoes and banana. There is a large area under coffee which will be ready for harvesting over the coming year. This land has already been used to run nutritional homegarden workshops as part of the training we are providing for our members.
Our vision is to build a purpose built drop-in centre for orphaned children in the local area and cultivate food crops, fuelwood and timber to meet the centre's needs.
Meet the members of the organisation and just a few of the people we've helped thanks to the continual efforts and support we've received.
Contact us to discuss ideas and get involved in our work
This month we received a wonderful donation of solar lights from Jaguar Land Rover, enough for all our children and guardians. This will make a huge difference - it means the children can study in the evenings and other chores can be done much more easily after it gets dark.