Weʼve raised £5,600 to To Help NHR Organic Oils transform the Millimani Orphanage in Kenya into a thriving school.
- Funded on Saturday, 2nd January 2021
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NHR Organic Oils has been involved with the Milimani Orphanage in Kenya for a number of years now. It has 165 vulnerable children and around 15 staff and teachers. Recently it has been a huge challenge for them to find funding and the coronavirus is putting extra pressure on the orphanage.
So this year I am with NHR Organic Oils funding the whole orphanage.
I feel I am at the stage where giving back feels more and more needed and it is interesting how so many people are now feeling this. That is why it feels so rewarding and important to be able to use NHR Organic Oils to help and support and give us all an opportunity to help and support and transform in our lives, and for me the Milimani Orphanage.
It is run by Victor Odula and it is his and my vision to transform it from a struggling orphanage into a thriving school with amazing opportunities for the children. A lot of the children are very vulnerable, some with HIV and little prospect of getting skills or a proper education. The school is in an area surrounded by extreme poverty with often the older children being forced or coerced into the sex trade and drugs to get enough money to survive and the only way to earn money. We have a real opportunity to work directly with this orphanage, which I know very well and have been involved with for over 15 years, so every pound you and we donate goes directly to them.
The total running costs for the whole orphanage, all 15 staff and feeding the 165 children is less than £10,000 per year for everything. This is a huge amount of money to the orphanage, but to us, comparatively much less, as this amount would hardly pay the wages of one person in the UK.
NHR Organic Oils is paying this amount at the moment to fund the orphanage. However the orphanage is only just surviving because of recent loss of funding and the coronavirus. I would love to see them thrive, and be given a real chance in all their lives, I think this is really possible and would not take that much money if we all pay a little bit, We need to raise £30,000.
The money will pay for the following long term education and development projects which will last for years to come and transform the lives of these children. They will have then have the skills to actually work and make a living and earn their own money, and have a real chance in their lives.
This money you donate will go towards the following:
A forest and vegetable growing environmental Centre for both food and education - £1,565
Computer ICT Resource Centre and class with 20 PC's allowing the children access to online education and learn to use the internet and computer skills - £7,001
A vocation Centre and workshop for carpentry and welding including all tools giving the children vocational skills to get work - £5,843
A tailoring and dressmaking class with all material again giving the children vocational skills to get work - £4,114
A farming course and a field on which to farm and grow food and crops to both feed the orphanage and learn how to feed themselves and for the children to set up for own farms in the future - £3.307
Transportation Vehicle £7,090
GRAND TOTAL £28,921
For full breakdown of costs please click here
The total cost to set up all these projects and to a give the children real practical skills to both feed themselves and find work and transform their lives, rather than just survive, is only £28,921. These projects will last for many years to come and potentially transform hundreds of children's lives.
NHR Organic Oils is going to donate £5,000 of this amount on top of the running costs for the whole orphanage, that we already donate.
PLEASE will you help us raise the rest of the money, it is a relatively small amount of money for most us. If we all contribute £50 to £500, it will make a huge difference to hundreds of children for years to come, as this amount is a one-off fee to set up all these projects.
If you need any more information on the Milimani Orphanage School or a full breakdown of how the money raised will be used, please go to the NHR Website and click Charity or Click Here
"Dear Kolinka and NHR Organic Oil Company, Thanks for accepting to support the school financially. Your support has brought enormous contributions towards the orphaned children and the entire orphanage in general. With your financial support, we are able to feed the orphans at the school. The orphans only rely on this food we provide. Some of the kids are on HIV drugs which require them to feed properly. Feeding the children has always been a problem in the institution and we are glad you helped us go over it, we thank you for the support. We were also able to purchase learning materials for the children. We managed to pay teachers their monthly salaries and this has impacted positively on the teachers' motivation to work without fear of lack of payments. We really appreciate your help and this has really helped us to steadily run the orphanage. We are looking forward to your continued support.” -
Victor Odula (Director, Milimani Rusinga Organization)
Click here to donate Photos below from the Milimani Academy Orphanage 2020
Please help and all donations will go directly to the Milimani Orphanage
with all best wishes
NHR Organic Oils
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Nov 21, 2020
Dear Kolinka, wish you the best in this fundraising. Hope you are well. Much love. Rani.
Niamh O Connell
Oct 25, 2020
Dearest Kolinka I wish you well in all your endeavours. Take good care. With best wishes,Your Irish perfumer friend, Niamh x
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