Project information

Saidia Children's Home

The Children's Home has almost doubled in size since 2008 and is now home to 56 orphaned children and babies. At the same time the education cost has risen substantially as the children have grown.
We need to close the gap between running costs and our current sponsorship income.

December 2012 - December 2013

Charity information: Mji wa Neema Orphanage

Mji wa Neema Orphanage logo
  • Need


    To close the gap between the running cost of the Home and the current sponsorship income. The gap is around £10,000 per annum


    It will ensure the continued financial sustainability of the Home which is now at maximum capacity

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise on a on-going basis £10,000 per annum


    » Recruit more sponsors. Each sponsor agrees to support a child at the rate of £20 per month or more.
    » To increase one -off donations

    What success will look like

    Success will be... increasing donations income by £4,000 and adding 25 new sponsors, each supporting a child by £20 per month or more.

  • Impact


    Financial security for the Children's Home measured by our ability to provide suffient funds for the carefully managed needs of the Home.


    Missing the target will absorb the reserve for future education needs which will grow significantly. Continued shortfalls in meeting the running costs will limit the future capacity of the Home in the face of enormous need.


    By Newsletter once or twice a year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,800 Food 18% of running cost. Full annual cost £7,000
      £1,800 Education Full annual cost £7000 but rising
      £1,000 Utilities 10% of running costs
      £3,800 Staff salaries 38% of total running cost
      £1,600 Admin, premises,transport 16% of running cost
  • Background


    The Saidia Children's Home is situated in the Gilgil area of Kenya


    56 orphaned children at the Saidia Children's Home.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The founding trustee of Mji wa Neema was a co-founder of the Children's Home at Saidia and thus, from the very beginning there has been a close connection between the two charites.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Edward Duffield

    Treasurer, Trustee

    Emily Wade

    Sponsorship Secretary, Trustee

    Anne Mitchell

    Chair of Trustees and original founder of MwN and co-founder of the Saidia Children's Home

    Medina Johnson

    Secretary, Trustee