NCD - Neema Children's Home

Posted by Bert Michels on Oct 31 2016

Project Officer, Liz Rankin

Neema Children’s Home was established in 2005 by Joshua and Miriam Mbithi to care for HIV+ affected and infected children. There are numerous effects of HIV/AIDS on Kenyan society and more so the stability of families, however the obvious victims are the helpless children.
It is with this concern in mind coupled with God’s call that the Mbithis set up Neema Children’s Home. Neema is a Kiswahili word meaning “Grace”.

Neema Children’s Home seeks to:

  • show and give the love of God to the disadvantaged children of this country by establishing a home to residentially care for them.
  • receive such children into the organization and maintain them by providing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education.
  • make known the service of the ministry for assistance in any form from within and outside Kenya.
  • be a non-political organization by nature, purpose and deliberation
  • provide a pleasant environment where the children can grow up with love and care
  • be a non-profit making organization.

Within the compound of the home, a school with classes from Nursery to Year 8 has been established. This came after it was realised that HIV infected or affected children were being either victimised or excluded at other schools in the community. The school now has over 130 children comprised not only from the children of the home but also children from within the neighbouring community.

In addition to the care of 51 children aged from 6 months to 15 years of age, Joshua and Miriam are currently working on the establishment of a multi-purpose Medical Clinic to support their children and the local community. One of Miriam’s passions is healthcare due to her nursing background. The Medical Clinic aims to support the health and wellbeing of the children living in Neema Children’s Home, whilst also providing a service to the wider local community by offering a specialised focus on clients with HIV/AIDS.

WFA has assisted Neema Children’s Home by enabling donations and funds to be sent from Australian supporters to Neema Children’s Home. As with all WFA projects, WFA does not interfere with the running of the projects at Neema but provides an oversight to the donated funds and accounts for the funds to the Australian Government. World Families Australia sends donated funds to Neema Homes each quarter and shares with others about their work so that those who choose to assist can do so. There are no individual child sponsorships available through this project.

Donated funds are put towards Care and Development projects at Neema Children’s Home. Care refers to the health, educational and daily welfare of the children. Development covers any projects undertaken to improve the infrastructure or provisions of the home to support the children. Supporters are provided with updates on a regular basis as well as through WFA newsletters.

Gifts to Neema Children’s Home can be processed through WFA by direct debit. To do this please click on the links below for the two required forms. Download, print and fill out both forms and send them to WFA at the address found on the forms.

Application Form to Sponsor a Project

Direct Debit Request Form

An administration cost is deducted to assist WFA in bank transfer costs, newsletter production and other office expenses. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information about Neema Children’s Home please contact:
Project Officer, Mrs Dani Potter on or 08 8250 7655.

Last changed: Jan 29 2020 at 12:06 AM