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LUA Sponsors Hamomi Children's Centre
Mutumbini School Kids Will Get New Sweaters
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July 2008  
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Linda Alband, CFRE
Chief Administrative Officer
LUA Sponsors Hamomi Children's Centre
Introducing Our New Sponsored Project

Hamomi Children's Centre is located on the west side of Nairobi, Kenya in a slum called Kangemi. It offers pContribute-gr Buttonrimary school education to 100 students who would not have access to education otherwise. But Hamomi is more than just a school. Because of the AIDS epidemic, insecurity of the slums, and should-be-treatable diseases like malaria and tuberculosis, most Hamomi students are also orphans. These orphans live with guardians the Centre has found for them within Kangemi.

Hamomi's vision - to become a home - is based on a model that has had great success in Kenya. Abandoning the idea of an orphanage that hosts children as a sort of middle-man while they seek other homes, Hamomi intends to become THE home for the orphans of Kangemi. After installing running water, improving classrooms, installing flushing toilets, building dormitories, hiring house mothers, and starting a steady feeding program, Hamomi can take the children from their current  sub-par living situations and legally adopt them.

Before returning to the US in June, LUA's Larry Donahoo visited Hamomi and met with Raphael Etenyi, the man who founded Hamomi in 1999.  Larry reported:

"I spent some time with Raphael and Musumba (another Hamomi staff member) and we visited their school, met the children and discussed their situation and needs . . . . I have visited several projects over the past six weeks and I am always astounded by the dedication of the people that developed and run the schools and other programs. Raphael and Musumba are two of the most dedicated folks I have met."

LUA is proud to begin sponsoring this worthy project!

Mutumbini School Kids Will Get New Sweaters
The First Batch Arrive

In Kenya, primary and secondary schooling is now free. However, parents must still purchase school books, supplies and uniforms. Many families are unable to even purchase shoes for their kids, so school expenKaliluni School Boys (torn sweater)ses are a real hardship and often keep kids from going to school. When families are able to purchase school uniforms, children wear them until they are in tatters as the photo illustrates. And often torn and worn school uniforms are handed down to younger brothers and sisters, too.

While visiting Kaliluni, Kenya in 2007, an idea was born. This idea led to LUA partnering with the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue's GetConnected Ministry, a knitting group, to knit school sweaters for Kenyan school children. After more than four months of discussion with Kenyan Government from whom the uniforms must be purchased, we were given permission to knit sweaters for the kids attending Kaliluni's Mutumbini Primary School.

The first batch of 14 sweaters was distributed on June 25th - half were given to AIDS orphans. We'll have photos of the students in their new sweaters in our next issue.

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