Huruma Orphanage

Huruma Dolor (Kiswahili for “compassionate molding”) was founded by Peter Akweyona in 2005 with a vision to provide a loving, Christian environment for homeless children in Kenya. Africa Mission & Beyond began assisting this small, native-run orphanage in 2009. The children were loved, but due to lack of funds, they were living in unsanitary conditions and not receiving proper nutrition.

AMB has partnered with Huruma and assists them with basic necessities, capital improvements, education, and self-sustainability projects. The complex has grown due to the sacrifice of donors and volunteers. Huruma is now home to over 100 orphans and educates approximately 500 children. AMB finished building a secondary school at Huruma in 2016. The primary school at the orphanage is one of the best schools in the district and continues to outperform surrounding schools.

Monthly financial needs are continual as the staff at Huruma provides and ministers to these orphans. Many of these children were neglected, abused, and had no hope. It is through the sacrifice of donors that AMB is able to give help and hope to these hurting children.

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Dear Mom and Dad...Excerpts of a letter from a newly sponsored orphan...

I am Griffin. I am an orphan. I got no parents, relatives or guardian. I was taken at this school since childhood. I was brought up by a good and old Samaritan and he played the role of paying for my school fees from childhood until now. I am in Grade 9. I am a hardworking and honest and polite boy.

The old Samaritan is now already dead and now I am in the school alone and I have no support anymore. But God willing, I am aware of the good news that your family wants to sponsor me. I just can’t tell you what I’m feeling right now because now I know that I am going to continue learning until university and it is all because of you, Mom and Dad.

So, if you would allow me, I would really accept you as my new family and now I know I have parents and they are you. Thanks a lot for what you have done to me and I promise you Mom and Dad that I’m going to continue working hard until I achieve my dream. One day when I’m done with school, I will come to the U.S. so as to see my new parents and together we will be a family.

Love you Mom and Dad.
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Dear Mom and Dad...

New Orphans!!!
These are several new additions at Huruma since we visited in March. Most have been sent by the government. They were rescued from living in the slums or being farmed out to be servants which prevented them from being able to attend school. You can sponsor a child and help cover the expense of feeding/clothing and educating them for $10-$15/week.
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