Upendo Na Tumaini Village: Hope and Love
Upendo Na Tumaini (Hope and Love) Village is a ministry to impoverished children in the Ikali (Ebusiekwe Esibila) village of western Kenya. UNT Village aims to reach out to address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of such orphans and destitute and/ or vulnerable children in order to empower them in the society for poverty eradication. Upendo Na Tumaini Village is registered with the Societies of Kenya as a charitable organisation and operates under the directorship of Caleb Osore Esilaba Omufulukhani, a graduate of St Paul's Theological Seminary with previous pastoral experience at Mariakani MCC and More2Life Church in the greater Nairobi area.
Upendo Na Tumaini Board of Directors
Caleb Omufulukhani Osore, Director
Grace Hoka Akula, Secretary
Edwin Onjiri, Vice Secretary
Moses Amwayi, Treasurer
Taphas Otiato, Manager in Charge
Ayub Ndong'a, Member
Patricia Gwambo, Member
Timothy Omolo, Member at Large
Phelesiah Kuya, Licensed Teacher
Sharon Dennis, U.S. Treasurer
Kenya Office: UNTV, 264-50307, Luanda KENYA Telephone: 254 729 363134 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Contact: Doris Au MacDonald 703 203 3212 Email: email@example.com
UNT Village began with weekly meetings with children identified to have substantial need. Each week, the children are fed, tutored in academic subjects and have a Bible lesson. Local Kenyans and overseas friends help pay the salary of a certified teacher and purchase food and teaching supplies as well as provide for school tuition and health needs. In the future, it is hoped to start a community school that will partly be funded by student tuitions while at the same time offering scholarships to needy students. Greater financial support will enable UNT to develop land and construct a building to serve as school, library and transit housing.