Kenya Children’s Homes (KCH) was established by the Balcraig Foundation in 2002 when the Scottish charity took over the running of the former Thomas Barnardo House in Nairobi. The orphanage is the flagship project of KCH and is home to up to 200 orphaned, destitute and abandoned babies and children at any one time.
Since its inception, KCH has grown significantly, extending its support far beyond the reach of the Nairobi orphanage, with the commencement and development of many other community projects including Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre at Suswa in the Rift Valley.
“We see many children who literally come to us with nothing,” Paul McNeil of KCH tells us. “The impact of providing underwear is far greater than just handing over something that we very much take for granted. Distributing kids’ underwear to our orphaned boys and girls is always a fun activity – the kids love to be able to pick their favourite colours, and you’d be surprised quite how proud a 5-year-old boy can be of his new spider-man pants!”
Find out more about Kenya Children’s Homes here.
Smalls for All is delighted to partner with KCH.
While our focus is very much on underwear, which KCH helps to ship and distribute, through ongoing discussions and an increased knowledge of the challenges KCH is facing, we established an education programme to support some of the poorest children to access education. As part of the programme, we sponsor 20 girls at Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre.