Back in 2013 an inspirational visit to the Pavilion Village children’s home in Karatina provided the catalyst for our founders to establish the Gathimba Edwards Foundation. The Pavilion Village was home to 22 children at the time – most of whom had either lost their biological parents due to HIV, been abandoned or abused by them. The home was in dire straits with no electricity, broken windows, poor quality mattresses and a lack of food and school fee debts meant many of the children were unable to attend school.
Thanks to kind and generous donations over the past few years we have been able to build a 16-bed dormitory, provide new mattresses, beds and other furniture, install outdoor toilet stalls, showers and sinks for washing clothes, re-tile the floors, support farming projects and much more at the home.
Pavilion Village children’s home has housed 43 children to date and as a charity we are proud to have supported the educational needs of each of them, with several now having successfully graduated from either college or university.