Who remembers when a bunch of us hiked those (bloody!) mountains in New Zealand to raise funds to help us build a house for our girl *Elizabeth? Who also remembers when Constance Hall put up a fight to help us reach the target to finish the house? Well, we have been working very hard in Kenya
FRIDAY NIGHT On Friday night I posted this update on Facebook after getting news from Kenya that our little one ran out of court crying and was unable to testify against her rapist. I had a plan but I need to put it into place before I told anyone my thoughts.. This was my
The first month of sales for the incredible ECO TAN hand cream.. actually, it was only THREE WEEKS has blown us away!! Eco by Sonya Driver were able to donate $16,457.19 into our account at the end of November for sales made for 3 (THREE!!!) weeks in November. This money has been a life saver
We started our Christmas Day early in the morning where we walked around our community with our girls and our manager Eric and we gave food out to our poorest community members. Our children showed such kindness along with our manager Eric. We believe in doing our best to take care of our community
What a wonderful Christmas we were able to celebrate this year at Rafiki Mwema. There are so many of you who have been involved with this process.. from sending gifts to Sarah or Anne Marie to bring over for presents or donating towards our Christmas Party and staff bonuses. We enjoyed the
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Being in Kenya is always a roller coaster of emotion and none more than this trip. I find that I move from laughing to crying from moment to moment. Things are pretty full on at this moment and we face some tough decisions in the next few days – when that happens you can forget
This memory from 4 years ago has made me so emotional tonight… These boys are now turning into adults. Our love is immense and we could not do this life changing work without you.
Feeling proud and emotional and missing our Kenyan family more than ever at this special time of year. After our ‘feed our family in town’ campaign yesterday, we had such a wonderful response from you all and it was recieved well in town and our boys enjoyed the day so much.