Welcome to Makindu!

Makindu Children’s Program is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon that supports a day resource facility called Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC) in a rural region of eastern Kenya. The Centre provides for the nutritional and medical needs of hundreds of destitute AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children, as well as access to primary education through high school, psychosocial support, advocacy, and vocational training. The children live in guardian homes in the community, and come to the Centre daily for food, recreation, bathing and laundering facilities, emotional support, and crisis intervention.

Maize in the farm (1)

THE SHAMBA NOW HAS IRRIGATION! Thanks to our new donor-funded borehole, water is now flowing at the Children’s Centre. This not only makes work in the kitchen and laundry a whole lot easier, but has nourished the Shamba into a lush and productive farm. This year’s harvest may be the best on record and will allow the cooks to supplement the children’s meals with our very own fresh organic produce.

The animals also benefit from the water. The cows now produce more than enough milk for Makindu’s kids, enabling the Children’s Centre to sell excess milk to the community and subsidize the cost of operations.

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