17 November 2008


We finally heard about the second site in Malava.  The Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre is an orphanage where two of us will be serving while in Kenya.  The website is quite basic, but they describe themselves as:

"Founded by Christians who had the same calling and vision to give hope and to help the most underprivileged, deprived and vulnerable members of society especially orphaned children and widows.

Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre is located in Rural Western Province, Malava Division along Kakamega – Webuye Road. Rural western is one of the areas, which are marginalized and have no access to many things including development and education projects offered by large organization. Children in these areas suffer and most of them are not accessible to basic education and health facilities. This has increased the level of poverty and ignorance in rural areas. Tumaini has a desire to provide physical, Spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of a poor child, woman and the community in general."