Project / East African Mission Orphanage  / We have now completed our goals for EAMO. If you wish to support EAMO, you can do so directly by contacting ralph@eamo.co.ke. We will no longer be accepting donations for this project.

Project Story

Located in Central Kenya near the busy city of Nakuru, East African Mission Orphanage (EAMO) is home to approximately 250 children, mostly orphans with some semi-orphans. Australians Ralph and May Spinks founded the orphanage in 1997. ABW helped create a long-term development plan with the Spinks in 2005. Work began with a well and large garden that year. By 2008, we had completed a large kitchen and dining hall and provided power equipment and drip irrigation to allow expansion of the garden. From 2009-12, ABW funded new dormitories for girls and boys and new classrooms for the school. In 2014, we completed an expansion to the kitchen-dining facility. We have also provided many supplements to operations such as pay for teachers or replacing mattresses in dorms.

About This Project

Current
Structures: 11
Children: 250
Staff: 36
Invested: $400,000

 

About the project

Located in Central Kenya near the busy city of Nakuru, East African Mission Orphanage (EAMO) is home to approximately 250 children, mostly orphans with some semi-orphans. Australians Ralph and May Spinks founded the orphanage in 1997. Now a charitable institution registered with the Kenyan government, EAMO provides a stable and comfortable home with large dorms and dining facilities, and on-site schooling up to Grade 8.

Our Involvement

ABW helped create a long-term development plan with the Spinks in 2005. Work began with a well and large garden that year. By 2008, we had completed a large kitchen and dining hall and provided power equipment and drip irrigation to allow expansion of the garden. From 2009-12, ABW funded new dormitories for girls and boys and new classrooms for the school. In 2014, we completed an expansion to the kitchen-dining facility. We have also provided many supplements to operations such as pay for teachers or replacing mattresses in dorms.

Notable Features

  • EAMO has a solid reputation with the government and local community, and creates 36 jobs for locals.
  • Some of the orphanage’s first children are now entering post-secondary schools.
  • The large, on-site garden helps keep operational costs down to between $70 and $80 per child per month.

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Current Phase

There are no active phases.

Completed Phases

East African Mission Orphanage Phase 5

Dining hall renovation and expansion.

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East African Mission Orphanage – Phases 1 to 4

Construction of boys’ dormitory and more.

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