Hope and Faith

In the remote region of Juja Farm near Athi there is a children's home for children with severe and multiple disabilities: Hope and Faith.

The director of the institution is Marion Karimi. She looks after the children and cares for them with great love.

While many facilities are closed, all 42 children with disabilities are constantly in the home with Marion. She bears full responsibility for everything. Not an easy situation. In addition, there is the uncertainty how to survive for the next six months.

She has and lives with an impressive faith and trust in God and draws the strength from it every day to deal with all the things and worries.

Regina is slowly recovering

Regina was brought to the Hope and Faith orphanage in summer 2021, completely malnourished.

In January 2022, Hubert reported: "Regina looks much better now and seems to have a good appetite. But of course she still needs a lot of care and also therapy..."

The picture shows James Gichuru with the girl.

She still has a long way to go.

We are glad that Marion and her team are taking such loving care of the little girl.

Abandoned: Regina - 6 years old

Regina was abandoned near the Nairobi hospital. She is severely malnourished. The Youth Welfare Office brought her to the orphanage.

Everyone is shocked about her condition. Our employee James thought Regina is a baby, but she is six years old. She can't even walk properly.

Nobody wanted the girl!

James carries her into the house. Finally Regina has found a home with Marion!

Help Regina!

Hope and Faith for Children with Disabilities

The orphanage is struggling to survive - but there is also hope: organic farming and a wonder garden.

With your donation you make the children at the orphanage happy!

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Medical help for Baraka

At Hope and Faith, there are many children who desperately need medical help. Many also need physiotherapy.

Baraka has been severely disabled since birth, his left leg is crippled. 

Now Baraka's leg has been operated on at Kijabe Hospital in Naivasha to straighten the bent bones. Marion was at the hospital with the 12-year-old boy for a week.

The operation was successful. The doctors managed to realign the bent bone. After a week, Baraka was allowed to return.

When he fell out of bed, he injured himself so badly that this time both legs were put in plaster. Now he is happy that the plaster is gone again.

We hope that he will be able to walk properly soon. Baraka needs further operations and physiotherapy.

Help to make Baraka happy!

You can donate here...

Organic farming and a wonder garden

Marion created raised beds with her children: a "wonder garden". Now the children who sit in wheelchairs can also plant, water, fertilize and harvest vegetables.

The children are very excited ...

We support the organic farming projects with the costs for the required material - plants, fences, posts, nails, seeds, fertilizer ...

The new property

Employees have started digging holes for stakes so that a fence could be built around the property. The children work together with them.

At the same time, the ground was dug up so that vegetables can be grown. Horticulture brings employment for the children. When they are outside in the garden, they can be active and they can care for their plants.

Total closure in the orphanage

The severely disabled children at the Hope and Faith orphanage are particularly affected by the corona crisis.

The facility is in isolation and no visitors are admitted. The director Marion Karimi has difficulty in getting enough food. Kenyan visitors used to bring food now and then. Here is Marion's letter ...

All employees must live in the cramped building. Marion is afraid that her children get infected.

Marion is still looking for supporters.

There is also a ray of hope

The purchase of the adjacent land parcel was completed thanks to a generous donation of a family from the Allgäu. Only the certification is still running because the authorities are closed.

Our member Dierk Nülle could not visit the orphanage at Pentecost. The former head of the State Building Office in Ulm wants to start planning new buildings together with Mario Karimi.

Sanitary facilities for disabled persons and a kitchen are urgently needed. In future Marion would like to have two classrooms so that children with disabilities can go to school on the site.

Marion no longer gets food donations due to the Corona crisis. In the past, Kenyan benefactors have always brought food. The Kenyan Government does not help. We support Marion and the children. Help us do it!

Marion needs around € 300 a month for food, € 600 for diapers, hygiene and cleaning articles and around € 150 for medication for epileptics.


All children in the facility have several severe physical and often mental disabilities.


Most of them must be fed and need diapers. Many of them cannot walk and need a wheelchair.

Some can attend the local school despite their physical disabilities.


They were abandoned by their families or simply left behind in the hospital after birth.


Some were found in a ditch near a road.


In Kenya, a child with disabilities is often considered a curse for the family and so it is abandoned or it is even killed.

Parents can kill their child because it has got disabilities.


Marion fights against this widespread superstition.


When a child with serious disabilities is found, Marion usually gets a call from the Kenyan Youth Welfare Office asking if she can accept that child.

Hope and Faith is registered with the Government of Kenya. After the formalities are clarified, Marion takes custody of the child.


The state officials bring the unloved children to her. However, she receives no subsidies from the Kenyan state. 

Marion has some supporters in Kenya who help her to alleviate the bad conditions.


More than 40 children sleep in a dorm with a housemother.

We have tried to help because there were not enough beds: New bed frames for Hope and Faith were made by Maria Magdalena Sheltered Workshops.


Hope and Faith lacks many things: The buildings and sanitatary facilities are far too small and in poor condition.

The whole laundry has to be washed by hand.



Hope and Faith urgently needs a new hut for cooking with a decent sink and a proper stove.


The property of the facility is tiny.

Thanks to a big donation from a family from the Allgäu, we can help Marion: 

Hope and Faith can finally buy the adjoining property.


Marion Karimi continues searching for supporters.


She wants the children with disabilities to have a real home.

Help us to give these disadvantaged children a chance!

Here you can donate...