During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.

*Future Project*

Orphanage

We are currently fundraising and applying for grants to assist us start our brand new and largest project to date. We plan to commence building in 2017 dependent on funds. We have drawn up plans with a builder and architect for our own “village” concept.

We have already purchased a 6 acre plot near Nanyuki to expand into Laikipia county as at present we are solely based in Nakuru county. We have our architectural drawings also complete, we are now ready to build. We would be very grateful for any assistance you can provide to help kickstart this magnificent yet challenging project.

You can either donate through our donate link on the web site, organise a fundraiser or head straight here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/village2.

We plan to initially build an orphanage to cater for children desperately in need within the area.

Academy School and Medical Centre

Our long term goal however is to also build a nursery, a primary school and a clinic so these children have a safe, secure environment to grow up in and have access to everything they deserve in life up until the time they are ready for their next stage in life after they reach adulthood.