Upendo Homes Program and Mission
Upendo means “love” in Swahili. It is our prayer that the children who live at Upendo Homes, grow up there, and learn there will fully experience the unfailing love of God for them…always. Upendo Homes exist not only to provide food and shelter for orphaned children, but to help these children find a path to a successful future by experiencing the love and guidance of a supportive family. Upendo Homes….providing families for the “family-less.”
Upendo Homes Program
There are many children in Kenya who are left with no parents. The Kenya Project, recognizing the great need to provide care for the many orphans in the community, has provided funding for Upendo Homes (“Upendo” is the Swahili word for “love”). Upendo Homes is operated by Utunzi the Kenyan nonprofit that facilitates all the programs supported by The Kenya Project. There are currently four homes, each housing 20 children and two house parents. The fourth home was just completed with the hope of another Upendo home coming in Spring 2013. The future goal is for there to be 8 homes in the Upendo Homes community. The homes truly provide a family setting for these children. They eat together, learn together, play together and pray together. These children are counseled and receive the love and support needed to live enriched lives that would otherwise have been impossible. Each child is assigned chores and responsibilities to help in the care and successful function of the home. The Upendo Homes program is funded by Orphan Sponsorships and by designated donations to the homes. There are other opportunities in which one can support the Upendo Homes besides individual sponsorships. Support can be to maintain an entire home or portion of the cost of operating a home. Please contact us if you are interested in building or supporting a home. To read more about sponsorship opportunities click on the HOW TO SPONSOR A CHILD MENU BAR.