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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Lab supplies is often at the very BOTTOM of the list of urgent needs at Huruma. This project will really help the students to be able to participate in labs and will really boost morale in the classes to know they have real equipment to work with. We are $310 away from being able to purchase all the items on the list currently. Click on this link to donate. ... See MoreSee Less

A heavy rainstorm with strong winds struck Huruma suddenly a few weeks ago. The windows of the girls dorm were open and the girls were in class so they did not realize the winds tore down a large portion of the ceiling tiles. We are thankful to be getting it repaired. ... See MoreSee Less

Help provide lab supplies for science classes at Huruma Dolor.
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Help provide lab supplies for science classes at Huruma Dolor.
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Sickness at Huruma

As of this morning, 33 students are reported sick with 12 ill enough to be hospitalized. A neighbor man died suddenly in the night. He never woke up and his case has been ruled COVID-19. They are…

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Huruma Orphanage News: January 2021

We thank God for the safety of the staff and children at Huruma. Things are difficult since school started due to increased government regulations concerning the spacing of students. Some of the…

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Letter to Huruma Sponsors

Dear Friends and Sponsors, (Download PDF Letter) Greetings to you and your family. Africa Mission & Beyond wishes you a very wonderful and blessed holiday season. On behalf of your children at…

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Huruma Orphanage Information: December 2020

Things in Kenya are still greatly affected because of COVID-19. The locals are now able to travel within Kenya, whereas in the past they were not. Legally, there is only to be one person in a…

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Huruma Update: September 2020

Huruma Children's Home Primary school is still shut down at the orphanage due to Covid-19. Land is still being plowed and planted for this season. The tractor needed new front tires and some major…

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Huruma Update: August 2020

Huruma Children's HomeSchools in Kenya are shut down due to COVID-19, with the exception of colleges and universities. Hence, the primary and secondary schools at Huruma Orphanage are not in…

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Huruma Update: April 2020

Huruma Children's HomeThe first quarter of this year has been an extremely difficult time at Huruma. There has been more sickness with malaria than I remember in the last 10 years. Many of the…

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Christmas at Huruma

Huruma Children's HomeThe orphans all received new personal Bibles and Bible cases. The group that attended the December meeting thoughtfully filled the cases with all sorts of goodies and…

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Huruma Update: January 2020

Huruma Children's HomeThe work is never done at Huruma Dolor orphanage. It is a labor of love, caring and providing for 80 orphans on a daily basis. Children need to be fed and clothed, the…

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Huruma Dolor Orphanage Spring 2019

A Month at Huruma Rene, Ethan, Vanessa and I traveled to Kenya for an extended mission trip. We left home on February 3 and arrived back on March 8, 2019. While much gospel work was…

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Journal Excerpts from Kenya Mission Trip 2019 (author Rene Smith)

January 28, Monday Michael is really sick with head cold/flu symptoms since coming home from Ghana. Please pray for his healing and protection for the rest of us. He pressed out to service…

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Boys’ Dorm Fire

On the evening of September 24, after a power blackout, when the electricity came back on it started a fire in the older boys' dorm. It was already dark, but thankfully all of the boys were in their…

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