Nyumba Ya Tumaini makes a massive difference to the lives of the children we work with.  The home opened in 2003, and since then we’ve helped over 60 boys.  We provide a warm, safe place to live, regular meals, health-care, and support them through school and vocational training.  We work to reunite them with their families where possible.  Here’s a few highlights…

Reuniting with families

Children leave their families for the streets for various reasons – very often as a result of HIV/AIDS claiming the lives of parents.  In other cases it may be the same kinds of issues that face runaways in the UK.  Where possible and appropriate, we work hard to find parents or extended family, and then mediate between the child and family to try and find a way for the child to move back, if that’s in their best interests.

PW was successfully reunited with his family and is now a farmer.  He sometimes pops back to visit the boys, and brings a pile of veggies for the house kitchen.

JK has now finished his motor mechanics training, has a job and is now living on his own.

SM is now working as a carpenter after moving back to his home town.

JM has moved back with his grandfather and is continuing his education.  We provide occasional financial support for his school costs.

Supporting themselves

All the children at the home go to school, and as they get older we support vocational training or further education.

JK successfully completed his motor mechanics training, and is now living on his own and supporting himself.

SM is now working as a carpenter in his home town.

New arrivals

The Nairobi Children’s Department refers children to Nyumba Ya Tumaini when we have space; recently two children joined us having suffered serious neglect at home.  We also have two new boys moving in recently aged 12 and 13, who were living on the streets in Nairobi.