Local Partner: Lewa Children’s Home, Eldoret, Kenya
Local Program Director: Phyllis Keino, RN, Founder / Executive Director
Area Served: Serving orphans from all over Kenya at the home located in Western central Kenya.
Program Goal: To educate and care for Kenyan orphans.
Program Services Provided: Full service care, nurturing, healthcare and education for the children
Number of Program Beneficiaries: 235 (73 in the home, 161 in the community)
Current Needs: The Lewa Children’s home is hoping to improve its current income generation through expansion on the land available for farm processing as well as providing guesthouse facilities. It is also hoping to realize the construction of a girl’s secondary school — along with the year-long care of the orphans.
The Lewa Children’s Home, headed by our Spokesperson, Phyllis Keino, provides a loving environment, nutritious food, clean water, education and support for abandoned, orphaned or abused children in a family setting. The home, relocated from its original site in 2003, is now adjacent to the Kip Keino Primary School and the Baraka farm and now the children are within walking distance of the School. With the new location came the need for bigger quarters for the children. A large, multi-purpose structure, including a dormitory, bathrooms, study and meeting rooms and a small clinic are all included in the new structure which was completed in 2006.
Phyllis Keino has been caring for orphaned, abused and abandoned Kenyan children since 1964. Her philosophy that education is the most important gift you can give a child is an inspiration to so many people in Kenya and around the world. We too believe that education is the most important gift you can give a child.
Bread and Water for Africa® provides critical funding for the operation of the home and for school fees, scholarship funds and other assistance to the children at the home as well as other needy children in the local community.
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