Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Emporia Kansas Meets Happy Life!

A group of 14 students, faculty and staff from Emporia State University, and residents of the city of Emporia, went to Happy Life Children's Home in mid-May. We stayed at the Home for two-three weeks; helping to feed babies, playing with the children, carrying wet laundry up the stairs to the roof, carrying the dry laundry down and making ourselves as useful as possible.

Some of the group went out to the new property at Juja to help build the chicken coop. We worked hard and did our best as left with it almost finished. Many in our group expressed their admiration and respect for the "Mothers" and other staff members who work so hard to keep the children clothed, fed, loved and cared for.

Gifts and supplies from Kansas

We were impressed with the number of Kenyans who came by regularly to volunteer at the Home. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to spend time with the staff and children at Happy Life.

Ellen Hansen, PhD.
Emporia University
Chair, Department of Social services
Associate Professor, Geography

Fred conducting serious business!

Jeff and Martin waiting for you to visit!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sifa and her new adoptive mum

Sifa has gone through so much health wise. She was found abandoned near a stream at Githurai 45. At one time he was admitted at the hospital for a month but we thank God that she is much better now. She now has found a loving mum; whom they have bonded very well. All things are possible in God. God bless Sifa and her mama.

Rosemary Kamau

One Week Old - Baby Richard

We have a new baby Richard. Richard was admitted at Happy Life on Wednesday 13th July when he was about 3 days old. Richard is now on medication for neonatal sepsis and we trust God he will be alright.