44 Children

Date Founded:



Njiru District, Nairobi, Kenya

Monthly Funding Needed:

$14 per child = $616 funded by Lift the Children

Orphanage contact:

Rev. Bishop Joel Waweru

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Background Information

Jehovah Jireh focuses on providing orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with hope and a place to call home. The main objective of Jehovah Jireh is to provide for the basic needs of food, shelter, education, clothing, and medical care.

Jehovah Jireh was founded by the late Anglican ArchBishop the Most Rev, Dr. Manasses Kuria. It officially became a project for the Anglican Church of Kenya Diocese of Nairobi under the leadership of the Rt Rev. Bishop Joel Waweru, who appoints the management Board which has a 2 year tenure. The home has a capacity of 5 staff and a managing board of 11 members who have the ability, competence, and experience needed to implement the home's core mandate.The home is situated on a 5 acre piece of land.

Embakasi has an estimated population of over 630,000 people. The ever increasing Number of Orphans and street families in the area have been influenced by factors such as poverty, break down of family support structures, and the influx of large populations to the city due to rural urban migration in search of employment and ethnic clashes. HIV/AIDS has aggravated the situation, leaving a growing number of children and youth in Nairobi living in poverty on the streets. The lack of access to education, shelter, and support of family based environment, as well as lack of access to health services, forces these children to engage in high risk behaviours such as such as drug dealing, among many others.

Jehovah Jireh is funded by Lift the children is a major donor, the ACK Diocese of Nairobi, CFCA (Christian Foundation for Children Aging), and well wishers.

One of the most pressing needs is funding to pay the school fees for 28 children in high school. Additional needs include funding to help replace the current building and pay staff wages.