Lemalah is a Hebrew word meaning "upward".
The home is located in Kiambu County, Limuru Sub-county, Ndeiya Location . The nearest landmark is Ndungu GIrls Secondary School. About 200 metres from the school.
The home was started in the year 2015 with a vision " to Lift upwards the downtrodden and mould holistically, the less privileged children to see them grow to be responsible and self reliant adults in the later life. The home solely relies on well-wishers to keep ourselves afloat. We also rear some cows ,sheep and chicken to supplement our needs i.e. food, basic needs and upkeep funds .
The home has 28 children both boys and girls. We have 5 children in high school when the rest are in primary school. Our role is to feed the children, offer them clothes and shelter, ensure their safety physically and mentally,motivate them to give them hope so that they can work smart to be ambitious citizens. The home not having a direct or permanent source of funds, have challenges. This challenges revolve around ;
- Basic needs
- Financial challenges
- Health Requirements
- Academic support among others..
The vision carrier of LeMalah children's home is Pastor Peter Warari. Being the 6th born in a family of 10 and from a single parented family (The mother), grew up in a very challenging environment. The mother was a casual worker at people's farms. Pastor , then a small boy at that time usually led in school from primary to high school. After His class 7 academics ,he joined a high school which he couldn't attend continuously due to financial challenges. It is from this that he learnt what challenge betrothed many children. He developed a sympathetic feeling for the underprivileged in the society. It was from this that the vision to have a children home emerged. He could pick local children and see them eat , drink and have their basic needs despite the financial challenges he had. Together with some well-wishers they were able to bring up small permanent structures which would be the rooms for the children. Up to date Lemalah is still on construction to help build a permanent home for the children.
We pray and believe in due course that the children will grow and give back to the society .
The home is open for all well-wishers across the world.