Nyumbani Children's Home

Nyumbani Children’s Home is Kenya's first and largest facility for HIV+ orphans. Our children receive the best medical, nutritional, academic and holistic care possible with the goal of each to become self-reliant members of Kenyan society when they hopefully are able to 'graduate' from the Home.

You can read the Nyumbani Children's Home program brochure here.

Founded in 1992 by the late Fr. Angelo D'Agostino, SJ, Nyumbani Children's Home is an active response to the number of HIV infected children currently orphaned or abandoned in Kenya.

At Nyumbani, 'home' in Swahili, all the children are HIV+ and are given the best nutritional, medical, psychological, academic, spiritual care available and live at Nyumbani until they become self-reliant. 

Nyumbani is presently home to approximately 120 children ranging in age from newborn to twenty-three years old.

Our children come from all over Kenya; as far as Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Marsabit, Nakuru, Isiolo; or as close as Ngong, Dagoretti, and other areas within and around Nairobi. They represent all ethnicities of Kenya.

Children are referred to Nyumbani through national hospitals and through Nyumbani's own community outreach program, Lea Toto.

One of the cottages at the Home has been converted into a Respite Center for severely malnourished children from the Lea Toto program. These children are rehabilitated and then returned to their families. While a child is in the Respite Center, their caregivers come to visit and are trained in the nutrition needed for the health of their child.