Minto Children’s Home is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2005 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the aim of identifying, caring and supporting HIV/AIDS orphaned children within the Coast Region.
There is a dire need for the home to have our own facility as we have been shifting residence due to renting costs. Currently putting up at a 3-bed roomed house which is barely enough to cater for the growing number of children which currently stands at 26 girls.
The founder lives on site with the children and is supported by three staff members who have been volunteering. She has a son and four grandchildren.
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TESTIMONIES FROM THE BENEFICIARIES
The children are well discipline and have been instilled Christian values of the Seventh day Adventist church, where Mama Susan has been a member for many years.
“We have a daily routine of doing our devotion early in the morning before we start our day and later in the evening before we go bed. Each one of us has to take part and it is a moment which we highly enjoy,”
Ms Charo who sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations in year 2018, joined the home at six years old. This is the home that she identifies with and Mama Susan is like her mother. We get Medical services from a volunteer nurse who is a friend to Mrs. Ochwangi.
Eliud Otieno Odhiambo
One of the beneficiaries of Minto Children’s home. He came from Mombasa after his standard 8 examinations hoping to be assisted by his brother to continue with his studies. Unfortunately his dream was cut off when he realized that his brother did not have the finances to support him. He look to the street to make a living for himself and soon after Mrs. Ochwangi came to his aid and took him to the children’s home which was by then handling both boys and girls. In 2011, he joined Kenya Medical Training Center in port Reitz to study Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. After his graduation 3 years later he landed a job at Yeshua Medicare facility in Bamburi
“I hope to get a permanent job with better pay and to be able to further my studies in future so that I can provide for my family and support the other children at Minto” says Otieno who is a father to a 3 months old son “I owe my life to Mama Susan. She took me in when i was at the lowest point in my life, lost to be precise and made somebody out of me. There are many children suffering and they need someone to assist them and give them hope that tomorrow may be better” Says Odhiambo.