Story/Porcupine Wanjekeche

Deplorable state of a children’s home in Webuye has attracted the eyes of well wishers.

This comes at the backdrop of widely  circulated images on the social media , displaying  the sorry state of affairs in the orphanage in Maraka ward.
Upendo Children’s  home was brought back to life after the well wishers toured the institution and donated essentials to boost the living standards of the homeless children.

Mr Daniel Kiyondi, a manager at Butali sugar mill said he was touched by the delapitated state of the institution prompting him to mobilise well wishers to rescue the situation.
“Seeing homeless children sleeping on the floor during this cold weather season called for an immediate quest for a solution,” said Mr Kiyondi who patronised the team of business people drawn from Webuye.

He added “I am glad, many friends of goodwill heeded to my call of  charity and sacrifice for the disadvantaged in the society. Their generosity has put a smile on the childrens face,”.
The  home,  with 35 homeless children will now have a full set of beddings and food supply as the team plans a  sustainable roadmap.
Hector Martinez who donated beds, said the institution requires a full time sponsorship from people of goodwill to improve living standards of the children.
“We can make this place our second home since they belong to a society that we live in,” added businessman Martinez of Mexican origin.
The director of the orphanage, Salome Ngano thanked the donors for their kind gesture.

“Your journey here will make a lifetime change to the lives of the children,” said the administrator who is also a  primary school teacher.
She said the tough economic situation in the country laced with increased number of orphans has caused strain in managing the children.


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