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Summer Farm Update

Friends, thanks for all your prayers and support. Busy planting as we wait for the long rains. Some of our teachers have also joined us. Be blessed.

Pig Shed Expansion Project

Our team has been very busy trusting God for the ongoing work at Rafiki despite coronavirus pandemic. A lot of old projects are being rehabilitated. One of our larger projects is the expansion of the pig sheds. We now have eight (8) females and within the next several months, they will start giving birth to little ones. Please consider supporting us with any amount for this pig shed expansion project. Our budget is $2,000. In God we trust.

Christmas at Rafiki

Thank God for all the local and international donors who made this a great Christmas at Rafiki. We wish you a blessed and prosperous 2020. Sharing our photo gallery of memories created below.

Rev. Nganga’s visit to the states

Rev. John Nganga recently returned to Florida for a month long visit and wishes to share some photos with you. He returned to Kenya and the Rafiki family on December 17th and sends blessings to all as we enter into 2020.

Farm Workers Church Donations

The Rafiki family received many needed donations prior to Christmas from one of Farm Workers Church. Many thanks to them for blessing us this Christmas season.

Rafiki family plants flowers

The Rafiki family and kids have been planting flowers during the holidays among other activities to beautify their space. Reverend John Nganga thanks everyone for all of your prayers and support.

Columbus group visits Rafiki

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From left to right: Ted Celeste, Terry Davis, Arnett Howard, Karen Heiser, Steve Heiser and Bobbie Celeste

In early March, Dr. Terry Davis led a small group to Kenya to witness all that is happening at Rafiki Children’s Center. The group consisted of fellow Rotarian Steve Heiser from the Columbus Club and his wife, Karen, a colleague at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Also along were Ted and Bobbie Celeste, pillars of First Community Church, which has been a huge supporter of Rafiki. Rounding out the group was Arnett Howard – a very popular jazz musician in the central Ohio area. Reverend John Nganga was able to join them from Florida.

Click here to download and read full detailed report from Dr. Davis.

Introducing Updendo Clinic Staff

Martin Nyaga (Lab Technologist), Mercy Wandere (Nurse), Amos Kanja (Deputy Administrator) and Reverend John Nganga

Amos Kanja, Deputy Administrator, introduces Mercy Wandere, the Dr. Terry and Barbara Davis Upendo Clinic Nurse, and Martin Nyaga, a Rafiki beneficiary, sponsored for so many years by Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio. Martin now works at the Clinic as a Lab Technologist. We have also Sarah who is working in the Dental department. We thank God for how far we have come. We press on in the mission of providing quality healthcare to our Rafiki family and members of the community.

Rafiki Family visits Emanuel Church

story2aOn September 11, 2016, Ven. Kamau from Ngong Archdeaconry invited the Rafiki Family to worship at Emanuel Church. Reverend John Nganga preached and shared communion with the church family. The congregation donated clothing and money to support the children of Rafiki. Their love touched us.

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Rafiki Bakery growing rapidly

The Rafiki Bakery has seen rapid growth recently. Together with provision for enough bread for our kids, the bakery products have now gone to local sconesmarket. Our products are now competing with other prominent companies in mini-stores and supermarkets. The team designed a new brand label which is attracting more consumers.

All plans are in place to have a variety of products. We are also intensifying marketing strategies to reach as many consumers as possible. This project has been completely subsidized the bread budget in our institution. Thanks to all who made this project possible.