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St. Ann’s Orphanage: Kenya

St. Ann’s Children’s Home is an inspiring NGO in Kenya committed to helping orphaned children. Since its inception in 2007, the home has been dedicated to taking in children in need. Inspired by their amazing work, we partnered with St. Ann’s when they faced eviction from the home they were renting. After learning that St. Ann’s owned seven acres of land in a nearby city but didn’t have the resources to build on it, we committed to helping them construct their own home.

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After six months of fundraising, we were able to complete a large, four-bedroom home for the children to grow up in. The increased size and space will allow St. Ann’s to accept more children. Now that St. Ann’s is rent-free and grows and sells food from their land, the project is more sustainable. Having a permanent home also helps provide the children with a sense of identity, a notion very important in the Kenyan culture.

When we visit the orphanage, we see the many hands that were involved in the home’s construction and are humbled by the support of the WMO2H community. We are so grateful for the love and support in making this permanent home a reality for the children of St. Ann’s.

Based on our work in Kenya and at St. Ann’s Orphanage, in 2015, WMO2H was chosen for a partnership with J.Crew and Edun, a fashion company founded by Ali Hewston and Bono committed to building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities in Africa. J.Crew and Edun designed pieces specifically for WMO2H, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting a project of our choice. The funds from this collaboration were used to build a greenhouse at St. Ann’s that will provide fresh vegetables for the children to eat and to sell to the neighboring community.