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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Buy mattresses and mosquito nets, learning equipment, toys and clothes for the children in Nanyuki Orphanage

Wool, UK
28 days to go

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After visiting a local orphanage whilst on holiday in Kenya, I was shocked to see the conditions these small children were living in, it's a far cry from even a poor life in this country.

Greeted by smiling, grubby faces you can't help but smile back even though you're trying to process the sight of the place, but the smell is what's hitting you, the overpowering smell of urine in the smallest, darkest concrete room that houses 7-10 children in with nothing but a change of clothes to their name in a cold metal chest. I asked why it smelt so badly and one of the older children replied with 'I am afraid to leave my bed at night'..... I immediately thought of the younger ones with not even a teddy, comfort blanket, nor a mothers love or hug, I can't stop crying. Then I find out they have to sleep on this sodden mattress every night after as they have no facility to clean this mattress and no money to buy even a mattress protector.

They also can't go to school, even the state schools which are free to attend require a child to have a school uniform, which they can't afford.

While walking around the orphanage talking to the local social worker she explains to me that the government funds this orphanage but funds are limited and these kids are the lucky ones!! We walk past the kitchen where the children are lined up along the wall with a cup each, waiting to get a cup full of what I can only describe as brown slop, it's their breakfast and when they get it it's quiet, they still smile.

After 30 minutes here I have decided I can't go home and do nothing, I have to help, bringing Mini rolls and lollies is a small plaster on a fatal wound, these babies need more so PLEASE PLEASE help me help them, for a few quid in the pot here will help ten fold in Kenya.

I am trying to get each child a comfortable mattress with protector, a mosquito net, age appropriate toys or teddies, blankets and more than a set of clothes each, shoes too. The older children desperately need cleaning and sanitary products as they reach adolescence, they have nothing but water, if you can't afford money and you have any shower products etc get them to me please and I'll send them over monthly.

There are around 50 children at this orphanage, around £50 each would change their lives completely, please help in ANY way you can.

I will update with pictures and videos when they get their first packages.

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  • Sarah Webber-Green2 months ago
    Sarah Webber-Green

    Sarah Webber-Green

    2 months ago

    With the success of a local quiz night raising nearly £250 we are near half way towards our target .... Thank you all for everything you’ve done so far and continue to do we will be getting close to ordering some of the equipment in the new year ready to give to this place so desperately in need! Just to show you a heartbreaking reason why our help is valuable to this orphanage, in the picture is a little lad who had been left on the streets to starve because he has cerebral palsy and the family couldn’t meet his care needs :(

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  • Sarah Webber-Green5 months ago
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    Sarah Webber-Green

    5 months ago

    Two more boxes ready to go today, full of toys and hygiene products so thank you to all of you who donated these items!!! We could do with shoes, sizes 3-7uk and more clothes would be fantastic Thanks again to everyone for supporting xxx

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  • Sarah Webber-Green5 months ago
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    Sarah Webber-Green

    5 months ago

    First parcel of clothes has been sent, there’s boys and girls clothes aged 2-13 years so something for everyone Next parcel would like to put cleaning and sanitary products in and hopefully toys. Thank you all for your support xx

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Page last updated on: 11/28/2018 12:00 AM

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39

  • Nadia Martin

    Nadia Martin

    Nov 28, 2018

    Great job!

    £10.00

  • Sarra Dellou

    Sarra Dellou

    Nov 5, 2018

    £200.00

  • Nadia Martin

    Nadia Martin

    Oct 28, 2018

    Great job!

    £10.00

  • Claire and Ash

    Claire and Ash

    Oct 9, 2018

    £10.00

  • Kay Bryant

    Kay Bryant

    Oct 5, 2018

    What a worthy cause, poor little mites x

    £10.00

  • Sarra Dellou

    Sarra Dellou

    Oct 5, 2018

    £400.00

  • Amy Wilson

    Amy Wilson

    Oct 1, 2018

    Amazing cause xx

    £10.00

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Sarah Webber-Green

Sarah Webber-Green

Wool, UK

I went on holiday to visit friends in Kenya and during this stay I saw the conditions these children were living in, I couldn't come home and do nothing...

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