Situated in the Great Rift Valley in rural Kenya, near Nakuru and approximately two hours northwest of Nairobi, Nyota provides a nurturing home and learning environment up to 50 children who have lost their parents due to AIDs or other tragedies.
Nyota is Swahili for Star. Our vision is to empower these children to become self-sufficient adults who can in turn help their communities. We want all these children to become “stars” in their own right, and we want to empower them to achieve their dreams and in turn help their communities.
Nyota is a joint project with Mission in Action (MIA). Founded in 2005, MIA operates the Nakuru Baby Orphanage and has legal guardianship of 30 babies and small children who were either orphaned or abandoned with no family to care for them. The baby orphanage was started by Ivan and Mary Budulica, an Australian couple. MIA employs 20 Kenyan staff, providing employment and self-sufficiency to them and their families and benefiting more people from the community. To learn how to get involved, click on the image!
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