On September 22, 2017, supporters and friends of Nyumbani gathered at the beautiful Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Nyumbani Children’s Home. Nyumbani is Kenya’s first and largest facility for HIV+ abandoned children. […]
Sr. Mary Owens is visited by the Irish Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh, T.D. This was the first formal visit by a Government Minister to Kenya since the re-opening of the Embassy of Ireland in Nairobi in October 2014. The Minister was entertained by the children and toured […]
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When you have the opportunity to visit the amazing Nyumbani Village, there is a storeroom of riches to visit. Everyone in the community has a purpose, and even downtime is productive. For the ShuShus (grandmothers), they weave incredible baskets. The colors, patterns, and size are all unique. They reflect the colorful spirit of a joyous community.
The US Nyumbani Board (COGRF) met this weekend for their annual all-day retreat. With 17 participants the discussions were wide ranging and goal-directed. Led by Charles DeSantis, we were able to stay on topic. Standouts were tertiary education, planning for the 25th anniversary gala, and the Village earth dams (cisterns).