Our Efforts

Umojo Primary School, located in the heart of Nakuru, is one of two schools that we have been able to positively affect thus far. It is overcrowded, and the kitchen facilities were no more than a group of rocks on the ground with wood in the middle to heat the pots. We built a beautiful kitchen facility with two Jikos (industrial-sized cooking pots set on large stoves). Now they can cook safely in clean conditions and give much larger portions to the children who attend the school.

The Need

The schools in Kenya are very overcrowded and often have very poor facilities. A law was passed that allows all children to attend school for free as long as they own a uniform and a pair of black shoes. Kenya is also a country with an incredible amount of orphans due to the huge AIDS epidemic, many other diseases, addiction, and the internal conflicts between tribes. Orphans have a difficult time attending school, not only because of the uniform requirement, but also because they lack any regular substantial food source. They often have to use their days looking for anything that can fill their stomachs. We want to make a difference in orphans’ lives, and that is why What Matters Ministries and Missions decided to reach out to as many schools as possible in Nakuru, Kenya.