St. Tabitha House Kisumu

$8,009 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 36 months
The Saint Tabitha House in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi is 
moving to the Diocese of Kisumu to be under the direct 
spiritual guidance and directorship of His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda Bishop of Kisumu and Western Kenya. Father Agapios will be running the orphanage. We are moving the orphanage due to recent violence in the area and the death of 2 children due to lack of medical care. We are in need of $6,000.00 to move the children and staff as well as Father Agapios, Presbytera Dora and their children, and pay rent for the new facilities. I would be so grateful for any help that you could give to help us. 

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Dean and Xenia helping with construction.
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Dean and Xenia our OCMC Missionaries here for 2 weeks from Holy Cross in Boston. We are so blessed to have them here!
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We have delightful news to share.
Currently we have 2 OCMC missionaries visiting for 2 weeks from Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology. A married couple, Dean and Xenia are here to help with building and teaching
the children.
We are in dire need of funding for all the day to day expenses for running the St. Tabitha Orphanage and School.
We wish to thank the Romanian Orthodox Church of Europe for the Spiritual And financial help in building the Orphanage.
Please join with us as we continue to grow under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda of Kisumu and Western Kenya.
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Hello my friends. I am past due on an update. We have had much success over the past few months. We have been able to purchase a pregnant cow that has since given birth to another cow, so the children now have access to milk. We were also able to buy chickens. Now there is a solid source of daily eggs. Father Agapios is hopeful to be able to buy more chickens to be able to sell eggs for an income source for the Orphanage. His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda is hopeful to raise money to purchase the plot next to the Orphanage to establish the Saint Tabitha Parish.
We currently have some, but not all of the children in school because of lack of funding for school fees. The Staff have not been paid in 2 months as well. We are grateful for the donations as we have been able to feed the 29 children and staff. We are prayerfully asking for donations to help run the orphanage, feed the animals, pay the staff and get the rest of the children in school. They are thriving living away from the Kibera Slum. Father returns to Kibera Slum frequently to see if he can find abandoned or neglected children. We need $600.00 per month to thrive and grow . Thank you all for all you have done so far and please continue the journey with us.
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$8,009 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 36 months
Created February 19, 2016
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Caroline Monroe
3 days ago

I donated because I am fulfilling a vow I made to the Mother of God, that if I got a job, I would donate to the St. Tabitha House. This prayer was answered.

Norman Coppola
11 days ago

ORPHAN DOUGH —All “doughnations” go to St.Tabitha House, Kenya— Made with wholegrain organic sprouted spelt flour, water, rye sourdough starter, sea salt. “A labor of loave!”

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