Mukaa Children's Home

Creating a better tomorrow for the abandoned and orphaned children of Kenya.

About the Home

Mukaa Children's Home is located 2 hours south of Nairobi - just off the Mombassa Highway and into the hills of Makueni County. The home itself is on the side of a hill just up from the prestigious Mukaa Boys School. The home is as colorful as the beautiful people that occupy its premises.  When you pull into the home, you will see the office block, then the girls dorm.  Follow the stone path and you will reach the Dining Hall, the Kitchen and the Library.  Up the stairs you will find the Boy's Dorm, the Manager's House and the Assistant Managers quarters, as well as guest housing.

The soil is red and the flowering bushes and trees make home for these children absolutely beautiful.  These days you will see corn not only in the garden but dotting the hills.  We have great plans for an orchard of fruit trees to further supplement the children's diets.  In 2013 a borehole was drilled and the home has enjoyed clean water. 

Mukaa is very invested in the community around them from the clinic to the local church and primary school.  The way they see it, if the children of Mukaa Children's Home are going to be successful, the community around them must also be strengthened.  

Mukaa Children's Home Statistics

128

Current Children

63

Primary School Children

#Boys

62

30

Secondary School Children

66

#Girls

10

Current Staff

35

Post - Secondary School Children

Meet The Staff

God has blessed Mukaa Children's Home with an INCREDIBLE staff!  These 4 men and 6 women are selfless as they serve these vulnerable children 24/7.  They not only attend to the basic needs of the children, they feed them a steady diet of God's LOVE, HOPE, and GRACE and prepare them for a life with Christ. 

Home Manager

 Pastor Amos Njagi

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Groundskeeper

Andrew Matuku

Social Worker

 Tabitha Nzioka

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Boy's Dorm Mother

 Leah Nthenya 

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Cook

Sam Mutua

Boy's Dorm Mother

 Janet Njagi

Security Officer

Johnston Musau

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Girl's Dorm Mother

 Elizabeth Nduku

Girl's Dorm Mother

 Teresia Munyao

Tutor

 Philomena Peter

How You Can Help...

CHILD SPONSORSHIP

Since 2009, Sustained Acts has been partnering with the leadership of the AIC Mukaa Children’s Home, to sponsor orphaned and abandoned children as well as to provide funding for other needs at the home. 100% of the monies received are wired directly to the Children's Home.

COST OF SPONSORSHIP

For $45.00 a month you can provide one of these orphaned children:

  • 3 meals a day

  • a safe place to sleep

  • primary education

  • clothing & school supplies

  • medical attention

  • social & emotional care

  • spiritual guidance.

As you can see, the Home ministers to the whole child - his or her physical, mental, social and spiritual needs. 

Click here to see Children who need Sponsors.

THE GIFT OF EDUCATION

Sustained Acts is committed to providing every child in our care with an education, so they receive a strong foundation for a successful future. After 8th grade (Form 8 in Kenya), children leave the home for Secondary School. The average cost/year of Secondary School is $700. From there, based on test scores, they may qualify to attend a College or University. Those who do not qualify for Secondary School or College, are eligible to attend Polytechnical school to learn a trade. The average cost per year of Trade School is $1,000, while the average cost of attending University is $2,000. We currently have 45 children in Secondary School, 15 in Trade School, 11 in College/University, and another 6 waiting to join College/University. Educational fees have grown to over $35,000/year and remain one of our greatest needs.

OTHER CAPITAL NEEDS

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As you might imagine, running a household of 128 children and 10 staff members has its challenges. Just as with your home, our home needs to be maintained, including things like painting, updating electrical systems, and rebuilding structures/retaining walls that are failing.  

 

We are also constantly looking for ways to create sustainable projects that will serve to benefit the children long term. Things like the bore hole for clean water, egg producing chickens that provide daily protein for the children, and the planting of a garden for fresh vegetables.  Below is a list of our top priorities for 2021 and beyond.  

  • Rebuild the many retaining walls surrounding the property as heavy rains this Spring caused many to collapse. 

  • Renovate the Manager and former Assistant Managers houses

  • Build suitable staff housing to attract and retain our current staff

  • Build new guest housing to accommodate sponsors and other visitors

  • Paint and provide required maintenance for the homes existing buildings

  • Purchase perimeter fence for borehole and solar panels

Asante

Thank you!

Nimuvea