22 Children

Date Founded:



Kiambu County, Githunguri Sub-County, Ikinu, Ngemwa Village, Kenya

Monthly Funding Needed:

$14 per child = $308 funded by Lift the Children

Orphanage contact:

Sr.Esther Wanjiku Kihara

Contact info:

254 710322946


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Background Information

Divine Mercy Hope Children's Home is a children’s charitable institution registered as a Faith Based Organization (FBO) in 2 0 0 9 . The home is located on Kiaibabu Road, 1 km from Ngemwa shopping centre. It was founded by Sr. Esther Wanjiku Kihara, with an aim of rescuing abandoned and extremely neglected children within Githunguri Sub-county. It currently is the only CCI in Githunguri Sub County that specializes in admission and care for infants and toddlers.

Many of the children that are admitted are abandoned, abused, and neglected after family breakup, separation or death of parent.This Home was inspired by founder’s experience while she worked in hospital as part of her missionary assignment. At the hospital she continuously witnessed mothers-to-be demanding termination of pregnancies, mothers who had newly delivered disowning their children and others throwing their toddlers away; this was especially rampant in Kiambu where she worked. The home also seeks to serve young girls and boys who faced abuse and also those that were orphaned and neglected by their relatives.

The home runs income generating projects (farming; goats, poultry, cows, pigs) that fund the day to day operations of the institution. From time to time, the home receives donations from well-wishers. Divine Mercy Hope Children’s Home is governed by a Board of trustees and a management team. Community and spiritual leaders play a role in the leadership and management of the Home.