After Eco by Sonya Driver x Eco Tan's Glory Oil campaign earlier in the year where they raised $100,000 in just 5 days after Celeste Barber, and ambassador for Rafiki Mwema reached out to Sonya, a glorious plan was put in place to provide a long term solution to help Rafiki Mwema. So the idea
So you all went above and beyond……. AGAIN We are so thrilled with the money raised by Constance andthe Queen Village. We have surpassed the original target of 45K and while we are over the moon we are not shocked.. what a beautiful community of people constance has surrounding her and Rafiki Mwema feels so privileged
Warning, graphic content and I’m very well aware that a large percentage of you have suffered and are dealing with your own PTSD as a result. This however is Elizabeth. Her “mother” facilitated her prostitution from the age of 2 years old for 10 years. During that time she was brutally raped. She had knives
🎄CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR OUR KIDS🎄 I am often approached about people wanting to send our children things for Christmas. Normally I decline as we have no way to get the items to Kenya.. BUT this year myself (Sarah) and Anne Marie are travelling to Kenya at the beginning of December. We would like to give
If you REALLY know me then you will probably laugh when you hear someone call me inspirational. I've been called a lot of things in my life but I find this one the most depressing. Unless of course you can tell me what I have inspired you to do. Rafiki Mwema have recently welcomed 3
Many months ago we had a grant approved from Association Femmes d'Europe - FdE to build a greenhouse for our farm and to purchase some dairy cows. We had many stops and starts (This is Africa) but we are finally up and running! the very exciting news is we are producing enough produce for all of our
Where to start? What a weekend! Earlier this year I did a talk at an event for She The Change 3 wonderful ladies who came along to this event listened to what I said about Rafiki.. they listened to me talk and also took note of my dislike for the sentence 'You're such an inspiration' 🙄 (without a
At last. THE day had arrived. It was the opening of our Kings Castle. It was unbelievable that in a few short hours ALL our boys and girls would live together at Doyle Farm. There’s not a day goes by that we are not eternally grateful to Noel & Kate Doyle for buying the farm and
Can you imagine the tension, the excitement the disbelief at Rafiki Mwema that Constance and her family were on their way! Walking into the big girls house with Constance when she arrived was simply eclectic. The love that she had simply poured out of her very being. The girls, all teenagers, simply calmed in
There was so much excitement in our houses about the opening of the King’s Castle. It had been a LONG time coming, with so many hidden expenses we thought it would never happen. Sarah, Anne-Marie and Natasha had arrived in Kenya ready to celebrate the big day. We thought we were the VIP’s but
It’s not so long since one of our saddest of goodbyes Constance Hall, Denzy and their beautiful family and friends that I can even begin to process just what that trip meant to all of us It’s so well known that Constance raised phenomenal amounts of money to build our Queens Castle and then our
Trust is such a common word. I trust you’ve had a good day; I trust you with my life; trust me I won’t let you down. Five letters that are designed to let someone know you are there for them; that you’ve got their back. That you can do the right thing. How do we
What a beautiful good news week. Our amazing supporter and all round lovely person, Constance Hall, has delivered the world a beautiful baby boy. Constance and Denim named him Raja. A perfect name for a perfect little human being. His wonderful name means King in Hindi. We are a family of Kings and Queens and
What happens when two wild brilliant minds get together? They use their powers for GOOD! When our amazing ambassador Celeste Barber reached out to Sonya Driver, founder of Eco Tan, to ask for help to raise much needed funds for us, Sonya jumped into action and within days a glorious plan was in place.
I was asked today about how one of our older boys is doing and I had to pause for a moment. Could I imagine walking a day in his shoes? This young man has endured a life of torture pain and fear and just managed to come to us before he technically became an adult.
Our young boy comes from one the most horrific backgrounds you could imagine, and the biggest miracle is that he survived the sadistic abuse that he lived through. He was the second born of 4 children. He had a very gentle loving Mama and his tortured face softens when he remembers tiny bits about his
Recently we were asked to be a guest speaker for the lovely ladies at 'She The Change' From the moment they emailed they have been so kind, giving and just wanting to support Rafiki and anyone they are in contact with! Sarah's nerves were high as always.. but she managed to get through her
Things are pretty ok over in Kenya – something not easy to say when you are therapeutically parenting 66 children, many of them teenagers, so I guess our interpretation of ok may vary to yours!
Dear Oprah We have just watched a clip of 60 mins and we can’t tell you the excitement this generates as we feel as if you are speaking our words. We have 70 deeply traumatised children in four therapeutic houses in Kenya. Each and every one of our children has a
Can I take a moment to say a few things about this amazing man. He is a true and loyal friend to Rafiki Mwema and Play Kenya but so much more. I met Jimmy on my very first trip to Kenya 12 years ago this year and he has supported everything on our journey Jimmy