Every six seconds a child in Africa looses a parent to AIDS. In Kenya one out of every 69 live births results in the death of a mother. There are so many children who are missing one or both parents that Kenya’s strong tribal communities cannot find homes for them all.
Our orphanage began when the community began bringing children to “Momma Hannah,” and asking her to take them in. Momma Hannah is the widow wife of a Lutheran Pastor and once she took in her first child word spread, and one became five, five became forty-five and eventually Mwangaza was born out of the need to support this small orphanage.