There are 16 million AIDS orphans worldwide, 1.3 million of these in Kenya. 50% of these children are under age 12.
Opening in 2006, the Nyumbani Children’s Village is designed to be a self-sustaining, bio-friendly community where elders care for orphans on a 1000 acre parcel in Kitui district, 3 hours from Nairobi.
The village is designed to house 1000 orphans and 100 elderly grandparents in 100 homes. The village has three schools, a medical clinic, a worship center and other community buildings. To encourage self-reliance, each home is allocated a half -acre of land and access to water. The village reaches out to the surrounding community to provide education, medical help, jobs and trade.