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our Kenyan story so far.

our Kenyan story so far.

Eating Stones Fund was founded in 2006 and has been involved in numerous projects in Kenya since our inception.

In 2008 we established a children’s home which, for nearly a decade provided a safe and nurturing environment for the children, adolescents and adults of the Kawangware slum community, near Nairobi. The home provided for more than 50 orphaned children, many of whom lost their parents due to disease, drugs or violence.

At this site the Eating Stones team set up a medical centre, ran regular free medical camps and facilitated numerous community education and research projects. These included sexual health counselling and testing, access to clean water and income generating activities. Through education, training and guidance the staff at the home were able to access support from numerous external sources. As of 2016 the project operates autonomously, offering a bright future for its children.

Along with a team of Kenyan and Tanzanian volunteers, Eating Stones Fund was able to set up a primary school in Kawangware slums. The Robert Henry Academy (named after a donor who enabled Eating Stones Fund’s inception) provides an educational foundation for many of the orphanage residents, as well as being open to those in the local community who could not afford to attend government schools. In addition to this the pupils have access to the Mistry Gardiner Library, a project commemorating the hard work and sacrifice of two of Eating Stones' supporters in the UK.

It is always our aim to help our beneficiaries find ways to become self-sufficient and self-reliant. We were delighted that these projects started by Eating Stones Fund are now able to work autonomously, no longer reliant on UK support, sourcing their own funds.

Many of our supporters have been generous donors to our previous child sponsorship programme. We would like to say a huge thank you for all of your support over the years, which helped these orphaned children get a better start in life. Eating Stones Fund now aims to put the horse ahead of the cart and help avoid the creation of orphaned children in Kenya. To find out how you can help Kenyan families access healthcare visit our healthcare for all. page >

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