We are pleased to announce that the construction of the long awaited new orphanage building is underway!  With the new building (and location), comes a new name – St. Josephine Bakhita’s Children’s Home.  Find out more about the new building and see photos of the progress by clicking HERE.

Little Sisters’ Angel Fund at work in Amukura, Kenya

St. Josephine Bakhita’s Children’s Home (Formerly known as Amukura Orphanage)

Since it’s inception in 2014, one of the main priorities of the Little Sisters’ Angel Fund has been to financially support the Amukura Orphanage, in Amukura Kenya. This orphanage houses 28 children, who were abandoned by families who could not care for them. The majority of the children are under age 5.  

The Amukura Orphanage was opened in 1952, and the building has fallen into disrepair due to lack of funding for repairs and improvements.  We are currently in the final phases of constructing a brand new orphanage building, funded entirely by our generous donors!  This new orphanage will house more children and will provide a much better quality of life for all.  Special features of this new building include a dedicated health room, study area, activity room, guest room, and chapel, as well as the conveniences we take for granted, such as working toilets, a modern kitchen, windows to keep out mosquitoes and cold, and more. ​  ​

The new orphanage building will also have a new name – St. Josephine Bakhita’s Children​’s Home.  


​To learn more about the construction of the new orphanage building and see photos of the progress, click here.

Goals

  • ​Continue to provide financial support for food, education and proper healthcare for all of the children.
  • Complete construction and fully furnish the new orphanage building.​
  • Hire additional employees to care for the children and create jobs in the local area.

Accomplishments

With the help of our generous donors, Little Sisters’ Angel Fund has been able to provide assistance to the Amukura Orphanage in the following ways:

  • Purchased a brand new van for orphanage transportation.  Sisters no longer have to hire a motorcycle to take them on errands or to take sick children to the hospital.
  • Replaced broken stove and repaired smoke damage to kitchen, resulting in safer working/living conditions.
  • Purchased commercial washer and dryer for more efficient laundering of clothes.  Sisters no longer have to pay to have someone else do the washing.
  • Damaged and leaking ceiling repaired.
  • Initiated a rabbit breeding/selling project.  The orphanage can now sell rabbits for profit and eat the meat, providing a good source of protein for the children.
  • Purchased a wheelchair for Ruth, a child with spina bifida, so she can transport herself to school and around the compound, giving her independence and confidence.
  • Hired 1 full-time caregiver, allowing for more supervision for the children, and providing much needed income for a local woman.
  • Created a successful sponsorship program which provides funds for proper nutrition, healthcare and education.  The children’s quality of living is greatly improved.
  • ​​​​Provided corrective eye surgery and glasses for Moses, for a lazy eye.  His vision is much improved.

Before Little Sisters’ Angel Fund Got Involved:

Improvements Made Possible By Our Generous Donors:

New Kitchen Stove and Repairs

Christine Thanks Donors for Many Improvements

Orphans Thank Sponsors and Friends