Mwamko Mpya, established in 2002, is a self-help ladies’ group working to assist orphans with AIDS.
We started our group after observing the growing number of vulnerable children suffering in Watamu who lacked guardians and basic care such as food, clothing and shelter. As a women’s group, we saw the need to mother the children of Watamu. Today the orphans are getting assistance from the group and numbers increase on a daily basis.
Our vision is to provide health and nutrition to the neglected children, as well as establish community awareness in respect of child protection against sexual exploitation. We wish to see each member prosper and be self-sufficient, and in turn be able to provide education for their own children.
Funding is sourced through group contributions. We hope to start a poultry farm when we are properly funded to create a self-generated income. Supporters and well wishers often make donations, which helps the group considerably.
Currently, we operate a micro credit project through group contributions in the form of shares. Members borrow small loans to be able to pay the monthly contributions to the activities. The loan is paid off with interest, which is then used to help the orphans.
We are requesting donations to supplement our own generated income, due to the rise in orphan numbers.