Rose, founder of Victorious Joy Children’s Home, was an orphan and went through a lot of challenges, rejection, and abuse at the hands of her relatives since she was a baby. In her struggles, Rose promised God that once she grew up she would take care of orphans who were rejected by their families. Rose started a children’s home with the help of well-wishers who brought food and clothing for the children. The home provides care and protection, shelter, clothing, and education to children who have been neglected, abandoned, abused, and lost within Soweto slums in Kahawa West. The children are referred to the children’s home by the chief’s office, the police station, and the Sub-County Children’s Office, Kasarani.
The home relies on well-wishers and local supporters for all the needs of the children, but donations have gone down drastically due to inflation. Basic needs for the children, especially school fees, are a major challenge for the home. The director also shared that they face financial challenges when engaging in the reintegration of children as a lot of resources are needed to assess and provide support to the families.