Nyumbani Children’s Home in Nairobi

Before we went to the Kenya Coast we visited the Nyumbani Children’s Home in Nairobi with the help of Josephine Mutuku Sesi and met Sister Teresa who allowed us to pass out 21 Duduza dolls collected by Maya Jones and made by Knitting Guild members in the Portland and Vancouver area to give to orphans in Kenya. The Nyumbani home for HIV+ abandoned children will turn 20 years old this year. The dolls were a small gift to present to children at the orphanage but much appreciated.  The  Nyumbani web site notes that “presently there are 40 million people infected with HIV/AIDS globally”, and the UN estimates that 68 million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa because of AIDS in the next twenty years. It was staggering to hear that presently there are approximately 15 million children orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. That number is expected to grow to 40 million in the next two decades. http://www.nyumbani.org/

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