Little did we know we were about to break the internet. Our website crashed when Constance did her post and we raised almost triple our target in a couple of weeks. View photos of the Queens Castle & Malkia Mtoto building progress here.
Read about our Queens Castle Success here.
We initially raised funds to rent a house for the big girls (via go fund me) because Rafiki Mwema had far too many girls with different needs – it was becoming more a children’s home rather than a therapeutic family. The older girls needs were being lost when supporting our younger girls who arrived – deep in trauma.
Having them separate has been mind blowing in that both houses are better able to therapeutically parent the girls. The older girls are able to make the next step back to society in that they go out to school and live in a smaller community. Our very complex teenagers are developing a sense of self.
The house at Doyle Farm is lovely but already full. We have an enclosed piece of land right next to the small girls where we will build a permanent home for our bigger girls. They will spend some time each day with the small girls but continue their independence.
Rafiki Mwema are still one family but we are so mindful of all the girls needs and feel this has worked so well for everyone.
Even if we wanted to put the big and small girls back in the same house we’d have to build an extension!
This is much better for them all..
Constance Hall is a legend and we’re stoked she is such a supporter of Rafiki Mwema.
She is an Australian blogger, freedom fighter and ‘queen lover’, and says just what she thinks – we love her! Constance wants to help us raise the funds we need ($75,000) to build our big girls house. And what better way than to ask the Queens around the world to help us build a safe protected house for our Princesses. Together we can do this, and we will build the ‘Queen’s Castle’ at Doyle Farm, right next to Rafiki Mwema (the home of the little Princesses).
Imagine our ‘Queen’s Castle’ with our young Princesses who have experienced such horrors in their lives feeling safe, secure and loved, and being able to grow up to be our Queens of the future! It is so unreal to think that we can change lives just like that – but together, with your help, we know we can!
Every single cent you donate will build a brick of safety for these young girls. Every single brick will build their long-term future – and you will be changing their lives, forever!
Keepsake Book for our Girls.. and you!
Our target is $75,000 AUD and we will keep this page updated with our progress!
Little did we know we were about to break the internet. Our website crashed when Constance did her post and we raised almost triple our target in a couple of weeks. Read about our Queens Castle Success here.