The Village of Hope and Love is a ministry to impoverished children. Currently we are partnering with UNTV (Upendo Na Tumaini Village) 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, More2Life Church and Celebration Church in the greater Nairobi area.
VHL Board of Directors
Doris Au MacDonald, President
Sheila Smith, Vice President
Sharon Dennis, Secretary Treasurer
Doris Batiste, Member
Mercy Chogogudza, Member
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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
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 three certified teachers, auxiliary staff, 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. Currently UNT is constructing a building to serve as school, library and transit housing. More funding is needed to finish the building and furnish it.
In 2024, the Village of Hope and Love will expand to partner with other like-minded organizations.