The Machao Orphanage Foundation Newsletter
Phase II - Clean Water Campaign


Machao GreenhouseOn 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. end star

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

FUNdraising Events (page 11):
- Lt. Phlunte Riddle Learning Project
- Lake Avenue Community Foundation
- The Country School

Love A Child/An Orphan's Story (page 3)

Long Term/Short Term Missions Opportunity (pages 4 - 9)

Phase 4: Agricultural Sustainability Campaign (page 10)


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

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.