VOLUME VII, 2011
The Machao Orphanage Foundation Newsletter
THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON ON EARTH IS THE HUMAN SOUL ON FIRE — FERDINAND FOCH
Phase II - Clean Water Campaign

ELECTRICITY AND HEALTH

Energy is a basic necessity for human activity and economic and social development. Yet global strategies for how to meet this basic need for the world's rapidly growing population are sorely lacking. Lack of energy services is directly correlated with key elements of poverty, including low education levels, restriction of opportunity to subsistence activity, and conflict.

After a long flight, we made it to Nairobi and were greeted by all of the children of MACHAO at the airport - how wondrous is that!  Two and half hours later, we made it to Makueni around 12:15 am.  On Wednesday, we spent the day with the children; first having lunch and then distributing all of the thoughtful gifts: pillowcase dresses by Westridge School for Girls 6th grade class; Dolls of Hope provided by Cynthia Davis at Charles Drew University; a bible for each child with each of their names; more pillow case dresses by Ms. Petruso; soccer balls and pump from Dr. Callaghan; DVD's, pens, pencils, clothes and shoes, and the list goes on.  Later that evening, we had the lighting ceremony which was brilliant!  The children sang and their voices rang loud and crystal clear. I know, without a doubt, their voices reached heaven. The children of MACHAO are truly experiencing our Lord’s mercy and compassion.

Asante (Thank You!) and please know that your prayers and donations have made a difference in a child’s life. Please continue to spread the word about The Machao Orphanage Foundation and our ability to care for our (your) children.

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

FUNdraising Events:
Westridge School For Girls - Service Learning Project (page 7)

Sponsored Child/Love A Child Supporter (page 3)

Long Term/Short Term Missions Opportunity (page 4)

Phase 4: Agricultural Sustainability Campaign (page 6)

STAFF:

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

In U.S.A.: Dr. Carolyn Rowley, Bella Aptekar, Samia Jaffar

The Machao Orphanage Foundation
P.O. Box 3856 • Glendale, CA 91221
Tel: 818 377 5120
www.machaoorphanage.org
info@machaoorphanage.org

Ways To Help ...
Fund the Agricultural Sustainability 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 'Food'.

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:   info@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.