Reconstruction of Rehema – Kenya

For the past 18 years, Sahaya has been a proud supporter of the Rehema school and orphan program in the Korogocho slums of Nairobi.  This program, that was started by Father Erastus and his wife Ruth,  has saved many orphans from very miserable conditions, and also educates many children and youth who live in the slums. More information can be found at http://rehema.sahaya.org/.

However, the buildings were mostly built of cheap materials and were really starting to collapse. Fortunately, a sponsor of the USA came forward to sponsor the reconstruction of Rehema. As a first step, the old buildings have been demolished. Next, drilling has occurred to determine the best location for a deep borewell to assure proper access to water. On Feb 15, the groundbreaking ceremony took place. Many of the orphans were also present, and had tears of joy in their eyes, as this is more than just a building, it also provides a lot of hope for these children and so many people in the Korogocho slums.

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