We are four volunteers from Canada & the UK working at the Likoni Aids Orphanage in Mombasa, Kenya. After starting work a week and a half ago it became immediately apparent that there was A LOT of work to be done.
Currently the orphanage is severly ill equipped for the 50 children (both genders, between the ages of 4-18) that it houses; there are absolutely no childrens toys, books or games to stimulate them which leaves the children restless and prone to misbehaviour, several doors are missing handles, rooms are without lights, there aren't enough dishes to serve everyone, only 2 of the children under 10 have underwear, there are no proper cleaning supplies and the food storage is far from sanitary.
Our goal is to encourage and empower the children by providing them with essential tools towards their educational development as well as with a sense of pride in their home by helping to establish healthy living conditions.
Your donations will go towards restoring the orphanage to a state the children can be proud of, as well as the purchase of books and stimulating materials for their educational development.
If you prefer to donate gently used clothing or toys, please post them directly to the orphanage at the following address:
Likoni Aids Orphanage
P.O. Box 96333
We are completely open to any specific requests as to how you would like your donation to make a difference. We want everyone to know that every penny that they put towards this project is going to be spent in a personal and responsible manner.
Thanks in advance for any support you can offer!
Shayla, Lisa, Kylie & Katrina :)