Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

Where many children are orphans or live in families that are not able to care for them at all.

Huruma Children’s Home, Ngong, Kenya

Since 1989, Huruma Children’s Home has grown from 6 children living with Mama and her family in the family’s mud home to today, where 100 + children reside with her full-time.  There are now dormitories where each child has their own bed. In 1989, the children attended school to Gr. 8 only in a hot tin building, now they are in a two-story cinder block building that goes to Form 4 (Grade 12). The children used to take their meals eating on the floor but now they eat in a very large dining room where everyone eats together and has a place to sit.  The home also has their own Church on the site. This allows citizens from the surrounding areas to come and celebrate their faith with Huruma’s children.

About Mama Zipporah:

Mama Zipporah was born and raised in Kenya. She established Huruma Children’s Home with the help of her husband, Pastor Isaac Kamau, to protect those children who, like herself as a child, had nowhere else to turn.
Currently there are 160 children that reside at Huruma. She continues to take in children from the slums of Ngong to Huruma each school day. Currently there are 90 children benefiting from this. This allows them to get their education, as well as a main meal. In the past, when it is discussed with her about when she will put top number to the admission of children to Huruma, she is very thoughtful as she worries about where the children would go, if not to Huruma.

We want to share very good news regarding a updated medical diagnosis of Mama Zipporah.  (Updated November 2020) 

Mama reports her health is better.  She is walking more and takes delight in not having to wear a back brace on a daily basis.   She is also happy to report she can now wear her regular shoes, which most women will attest is very important!



Their Stories:

 Arshavin was admitted to Huruma in 2016 after his father contacted the home and informed them he was very ill and could not care for his young son.  Arshavin’s younger brother had been admitted soon after birth in 2014 when the mother died.  As a result Huruma admitted him and he was reunited with his 2 year old brother.  Arshavin is in Huruma’s new Junior High in Grade 7.  He is one of Huruma’s best students and is the best in French.


Zipporah known as Zippy is a child who’s mother grew up in Huruma and due to the mother’s  special needs, Zippy was brought into the care of Huruma at birth.  She has two half siblings living in the home as well.  Zippy is a sweet, beautiful little girl and a joy to be with.  She is in Grade 2.  She loves singing and dancing.

Blessing was admitted to Huruma in 2018 after Childrens Services determined she was being neglected by her mother.  She was malnourished on admission, but her health improved quickly soon after admission.  She is currently in PP2 (which is kindergarten) and is learning well.  She loves dancing and playing with others.


Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.




APRIL 2024


By the end of 2023, a group of 8 volunteers were committed to visiting Huruma Children’s Home from March-April 2024.  The team consisted of retirees and teens.

They had a packed agenda while there, painting the dormitories of the 250 children, fixing the backboards of the basketball courts, repairing them with steel instead of wood, and making a quilt involving 56 of the children drawing on squares, then putting it together and hanging in the baby room. And when they were not busy doing all of that they were busy engaging with all of the children.  They were missed when they left.

Also, as the rains have resumed, Mama was keen to get the gardens at Gatane planted.  A big problem has surfaced there with large troops of baboons, (200-300) at a time, coming to raid the gardens. Mama has found out that baboons hate bees, so she is exploring having beehives put around the perimeter of the gardens.  The beehives can be twofold…providing the bees, but also pollenating and making honey and producing wax, as secondary products.  She is hoping then to plant cactus around the fencing as well.   



As mentioned in our Board of Directors report in January 2023, Kenya was in the midst of a 2 1/2 year drought.  Rains finally came in February 2023!!! It was life saving.

As supporters know, Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)’s only mandate is to raise awareness and funds for Huruma Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya.  Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers, therefore, there are no management fees.

Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada) is happy to report, thanks again to our wonderful supporters, that in 2023 we were able to donate $20,300.00 Canadian dollars to Huruma Children’s Home.  With today’s exchange that is 2,415,943.60 Kenyan shillings.  Thank you to everyone!

Mama Zipporah, her daughter Sialo and the entire Huruma team continue to work hard in providing for all of the children.  The residents of the home now number approximately 250, and as we all know education is the path out of poverty throughout the world, she also has over 50 children a day come from the local slums for their education and their main meal.

Costs for everything remain extremely high globally, and supporters of Huruma know that Kenya does not have any social safety net.   Therefore, it is up to Mama to raise all of the funds necessary to clothe, feed, house and educate the children in her care.

Our Canadian dollar is now  (January 2024) worth 119.08 Kenya shillings.  This is devestating to the Kenyan people as it means everything continues to increase in price, but it is good for our donations as the Canadian dollar goes farther in helping Mama meet the home’s ongoing needs.

Volunteers and Board members visit Huruma bi-annually to maintain and strengthen relationships.  During 2020 and 2022 we had the great opportunity of some of our volunteers having expertise in school administration.   A mentoring relationship was developed with the school principal.  Through ZOOM, their conversationns have focused on evolving instructional practices in the school as Kenya transtitions to a curriculum similar to Ontario’s.

Junior High (Classes 7,8and 9) was introduced at Huruma in January 2023.  Also, the house at the Gatune farm has been completed.  We spent a day there in 2022 helping lay cinder blocks, and were very impressed again, by Mama’s ability to always be thinking about the future and how best to meet the needs of her children and helping them achieve personal success.

As well as providing food for her children, there is an educational component of the farm.  She has the youth live and work there;  developing skills in planting, maintaining the fields and harvesting the crops.  This allows them to develop life skills they can take with them with they leave Huruma as young adults.

It continues to be our hope that you consider Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada) as a recipient of your generosity.

Huruma Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya and Mama Zipporah both have Facebook pages and accounts on YouTube.  You can follow them there and  see what is happening in the lives of the children.





In April 2014 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) granted Canadian Charitable Status to Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada).  Our charitable number is:   830771770RR0001.  All Canadian donations receive a Canadian taxable receipt for income tax purposes.

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Based in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Review costs from breakfast to a college education.


Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)
165 4th Street East, Collingwood,
Ontario, Canada, L9Y 1T9.


Tel: 705 445 9894

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