The month of April brought the arrival of sponsor and friend Johnson & Johnson(J&J) to Kenya and Nyumbani. On April 19th, a group of officials from J&J visited Nyumbani Children’s Home to be further briefed on the developments in our programs. The group was led by J&J Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Lauren Moore, and consisted of Laura Nel, Myriam Theelwes Janssen, Aching Masina, Mercy Waihoro and Stephen Mburu Philips. Johnson & Johnson have been significant donors over the years, supporting Nyumbani (Children of God Relief Fund) as part of their community work in Africa, focused on tackling the world’s greatest health issues. They are greatly valued for their support and dedication to Nyumbani. It was very exciting for us to be able to host them in Kenya in order to thank them and tell them what their amazing support has made possible in Nyumbani Village.
J&J plays a huge role in the support for the Village’s sustainability program. They generously fund the entire rainwater harvesting program, which has grown to approx. 140 rainwater systems (10,000L of water per system) in just 6 years. The program is extremely important for the provision of clean drinking water to the Village’s children and grandparents.
In addition to their work with Nyumbani’s sustainability efforts, J&J sponsors the Princeton in Africa Fellow who works in Nyumbani Village each year. This year’s present Princeton in Africa Fellow, Kara Poppe, had the opportunity to meet the J&J staff and make a presentation to the group regarding her fellowship work in the Village.
“I enjoyed meeting and learning more from partners and staff involved in various areas of Johnson & Johnson’s initiatives, such as creating new products and leading educational programs.” -Kara Poppe
Thank you so much to officials from Johnson & Johnson for taking the time to visit Nyumbani and for their continued dedication to its’ health and sustainability.
We are blessed to be support by such a great company!