Humanity Home is home to twenty children near Kisumu, Kenya.
Because of Humanity Home, every day these children wake up and are greeted by adults who are glad to see them; they get to eat a nutritious breakfast; they go to school; they have school uniforms and supplies; they eat lunch; they have a safe place that they love to come home to; they eat supper; they get help and supervision with their homework; they listen to bedtime stories; they bathe and brush their teeth; they have a bed to sleep in. This is possible because of your help and support.
In August 2017, I visited Humanity Home for two weeks. I saw first hand what is happening there and got to know each of our precious kids. The experience was unlike anything in my life.
Humanity Home surpassed my highest expectations. The children are well fed and well cared for. Most importantly, this is a home, not an institution. The children are loved and nurtured. They treat each other like good brothers and sisters. They call the director, Judy Wariero, “Mommy,” and the staff “Auntie.”
See the 2017 trip report to hear the story of my August visit.
Despite years of planning and preparation, whether Humanity Home would become reality was in serious doubt until December 2016, when our host for seven visits to Kenya, who is a very important figure in modern Kenyan history, offered to let us use a guest house (hotel) that he owns which had been underutilized. Almost instantly, we went from dreaming to getting to work. We worked out a lease at an affordable rate. We made and continue to make some modest repairs.
This building is wonderful for a children’s home. It has thirteen guest rooms each with a bathroom and shower, a huge kitchen, a large gathering room downstairs, and a large multi-purpose room / study hall upstairs. We can easily accommodate more than two dozen kids.