FOOD AND HEALTH
On July 15, 2012, excitement filled the air as four eager Kenya-bound travelers boarded the plane for their first trip to the Machao Orphanage. Sebastian, Frederik'a, Eric, Michael and Dr. Rowley all arrived safely and without incident the next evening at the Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport in Nairobi, where they were greeted by Dr. Joseph Mutunga and the children of Machao. After a three-hour bus ride to Makueni, everyone finally settled in a little after midnight.
After a total of 26 hours of travel from Los Angeles to Makueni, Kenya, with hopes of hard work and the success it brings, day 2 was spent surveying the grounds and putting together a concrete plan for the placement of the greenhouse, chicken coop, and crops. On Day 3, everyone went to Kitui (a two hour drive located in northeast Makueni) to see how another orphanage had managed their extensive permaculture program. The team finally broke ground on Day 4, and worked diligently right up until their departure to make sure that the greenhouse (measuring in at 30 x 8 meters) was complete. Although they left the chicken coop 85% complete following a thorough meeting with World Vision and the Ministry of Agriculture, as of November 19th, the coop - including the isolation cube, feeding and water troughs - has been completed; and the 100 chickens that went through a six week vaccination and immunization period are finally roosting in their new home. Mission accomplished!
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 mission to care for these children.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.