The Boresha Maisha ya Mtoto Mkenya Children Home is approximately 55kms (app. 35 miles) away from Nairobi city in Kiambu County. The home has a population of 62 children (boys and Girls) from ages 5 through 14 years old who come from poor backgrounds and are orphans. A majority of the children are girls.
Mwamunga Primary School is a public mixed school located in Voi town in Taita Taveta County. The school serves 1256 children from ages 7 through 16 years old. Most of these children, if not all, come from very humble background. Many of their parents are laborers and have low incomes, so many lack access to basic items.
Nairrataat is a mixed public primary/Nursary school located in Emali town in Kajiando County. The school serves 400 children from ages 7 through 15 years old. Most of these pupils come from a very humble background and most of them do with one meal a day. Their parents are low income earners and survive below one dollar per day.
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.