Hear from Nyumbani USA board member Jeff Browne on why he continues to give and support Nyumbani.
By the time we first went to Nyumbani in 2005, we had already been convinced of the need to help AIDS affected Kenyan children by Father D’Agostino over our kitchen table. He described the horror of a generation of working Kenyans destroyed by the HIV+ epidemic, leaving behind children and parents to fend for themselves. Then he talked passionately about the need for a bridge between the surviving elders and children to maintain Kenyan culture and to give hope for the future.
Finally, he talked practically about the steps Nyumbani was taking to accomplish those goals. We learned a lot about the Children’s Home and Lea Toto, then had long discussions about the practicality of building Nyumbani Village.
Father D’Ag died before he could see how much of his vision was realized, but we’ve had the privilege of seeing it become reality. The Home and Lea Toto have matured and Nyumbani Village is in the process of becoming sustainable on its own.
Sustainability was the final element that locked in our interest to support Nyumbani. Something more than a feel good temporary fix that offered permanent hope and opportunity for those most in need. Need, opportunity, and sustainability…that’s why we support Nyumbani.
Why do you give? We would love to hear!
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