Only few children live at the Orphanage as bedsits are scarce and structures lacks even the most basic facilities like drinking water, electricity or adequate toilets. for these reasons there are a number of planned projects which will improve the capacity and scope of the Bala Children’s Centre:
Dormitory to provide 50 girls, the most vulnerable, with suitable accomodation
Solar Ovens to help reducing wood and gas expenses
Water supply to increase the provision of running water to the Centre
Pellet a solid fuel obtained from drained material, usually recicled
Earth Bag House to give shelter to volunteers who come to help the Orphanage
Agricultural field to improve the orphanage food provision
The Orphanage: Bala Mercy Children’s Centre in Homa Bay.
Bala Mercy Children’s Centre is an Orphanage that houses approximately 400 children. The Centre, on the shores of Lake Victoria, is 175 miles from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and the nearest major town Homa Bay is 20 miles away.
BMCC exists to love and care for the children, providing food, clothing, education and medical care as they have no one else to look after them, due to cholera and HIV/AIDS. The Centre is a source of real practical help and support for these children and currently looks after around 400 children from the surrounding area, a number of which are street children.
Following the Kenyan Orphanage model, children are placed with local families and go to the Orphanage to attend school and receive a daily meal. Only a few children live at the orphanage as bedsits are scarce and the structure lacks even the most basic facilities like drinkable water, electricity or adequate toilets. For this reason there are a number of planned projects, which aim to improve the capacity and scope of the BMCC.
For more information please visit BMCC webpage: http://www.freetocharities.org.uk/bmcc/aboutus.html