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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6 days ago

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We pray for God’s wisdom in your decisions and prioritizing each project.

1 month ago

Huruma Dolor Orphanage

If you want to send a care pack for an orphan try to send it soon. I’ll begin packing next week. Send me a pm to let me know it is coming so I leave space for it. We will also be taking a few living supplies swingset and tractor parts some books for the library and some items for activities with the orphans jo it is a juggling act to balance all categories and it will help to know to expect your package. 😀 More info in comments. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Since we will be traveling as a group of four, I am going to open up opportunity for any sponsor that wants to send a small gift packet to your child. I know some of you wanted to send packages at Christmas and weren’t able. If you are wanting to send a gift feel free to mail it to me at: Mrs. Rene Smith Huruma Orphanage (Child’s Name) 605 Bishops Court Nixa, MO 65714 Please keep in mind, there are 80 plus orphans. 😊 Items should fit in a small flat rate USPS box or a plastic pencil box. Perhaps a 6x9 padded envelope. Not a large package as I only want to designate two pieces of luggage for this. Ideas for items that are small: a small photo album with pictures of your family, a simple watch (not gold), stationary, fidget spinner, container of slime or putty, small package of candy, a small toiletry bag with travel size lip balm, lotion, cologne or body spray. Small flash light with extra batteries, small devotional, small calendar planner. If you have a question about items, please email me. Items will need to be mailed by Monday, January 21st. I will be packing that next week and need to have all items here on hand. NO PRESSURE. These ideas are suggestions only. Don’t buy all of them. 😊

I mailed ours yesterday.

1 month ago

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what a great idea! I did something similar for the Mexican trip last year with scriptures and cardboard frames. they loved them

Those are pretty enough to be used at service.😜


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