VOLUME V, 2009
The Machao Orphanage Foundation Newsletter
Walk Up California Campaign


On Monday, August 3, 2009 at sunrise, Dr. Carolyn Rowley, Founder of the Machao Orphanage Foundation would have began the “Walk Up California” campaign in an effort to raise the remaining funds to complete the new dormitory and to begin the clean water system project.

Though the new dormitory has been completed (see pages 4 and 5), unfortunately Dr. Rowley fell ill the night before the Walk Up California campaign and was hospitalized due to her sickle cell disease. As a result, The Walk Up California campaign has been temporarily postponed. Many thanks to Kathleen Helfrey for all of her hard work for the Walk Up California campaign. Monies collected so far went towards the completion of the new building. However, we still need money to begin the clean water project. See page 6 of this issue which reports on our partnership with Living Water International and Machao’s Clean Water System Project.

Email: info@machaoorphanage.org, go to our website: http://www.machaoorphanage.org or call us at 818.377.5120 to sponsor a child, become a clean water system partner, or to give to some of the other programs taking place.

During these uncertain times, we are quite appreciative to those who continue to keep us in their minds and prayers as we continue our efforts to support the children at Machao Orphanage Foundation.

Letter from the Founder and President
– Dr. Carolyn Rowley (page 2)

FUNdraising Events:
The Walden School Bake Sale (page 7)

Sponsored Child/Love A Child Supporter: Christine / The Raishani Family (page 3)

Long term/Short term missions report (page 4 and 5)

Phase 2: Water Project (page 6)


In Kenya: Joseph Mutunga, Isaiah Itute, William Muthembwa, Anna Mutinda, Grace Kituku, Agnes Kiilu, Mary Itute

In U.S.A.: Dr. Carolyn Rowley, Jessica Forsberg, Kathleen Helfrey, Amy Tori

The Machao Orphanage Foundation
P.O. Box 3856 • Glendale, CA 91221
Tel: 818 377 5120

Ways To Help ...
Fund the Clean Water Project. Write a cheque or money order to The Machao Orphanage Foundation. Mail cheque or money order to Attention: Dr. Carolyn Rowley • The Machao Orphanage Foundation • P.O. Box 3856 • Glendale, CA 91221 • USA. In the memo field, please write ‘water project’.

Pray for the children, the matron and Pastor David who help take care of the children in the orphanage.

Become an educational sponsor. Though Kenyan law was passed in the year 2000 that elementary education will be free and accessible, the orphan children will not be able to continue their schooling if there are no supporters. We are seeking individuals interested in sponsoring one child with his/her education through term 4 (US equivalent = 12th grade). Cost is $1,200.00 US Dollars a year. For more information on how to sponsor a child’s education, please feel free to contact Dr. Rowley via email at: carolyn@machaoorphanage.org.

Important Information
We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Our parent name is Cayenne Wellness Center and Children’s Foundation. If your organization would like to add The Machao Orphanage Foundation to their charitable list, please contact us at 818.377.5120 or via email at: info@machaoorphanage.org for more information.