How it began

Home of Grace came to the attention of a Burlington, Ontario woman, Diane Miller, in 2006. Over the next few months, Diane and her friend Cathy Fairley continued to stay in touch with the director, Edina, via e-mail.

Cathy meets Edina

Cathy meets Edina

In the summer of 2009, Cathy had a chance to travel to Kenya. It only made sense to add a side trip to Kisii, in the western part of the country, to meet her new friend.

When the time came for Cathy to leave, she had already decided more had to be done to help this community. As soon as she returned home, Cathy, with support from Diane, began to fundraise and advocate for Home of Grace.

Quickly the desire to formalize their arrangement grew. A few friends who had the same vision came together with Cathy and Diane to begin the process. The name Home of Grace Care Centre was chosen for the name of a Canadian nonprofit corporation that they established.

In early 2013, Home of Grace Care Centre (in Kenya) became a project of Speroway, a Canadian charity based in Burlington, Ontario. With the assistance of Speroway, better accountability is being developed, with their experience of operating in other parts of Kenya and around the world. Their focus is bringing hope to the world through food, education and healthcare in parts of the world struggling with poverty. Home of Grace Care Centre Inc. (in Canada) continues to be the principle advocacy and fundraising body, on behalf of Speroway, for Home of Grace in Kenya.

Benter and Irene

Benter and Irene

In 2014, Home of Grace moved to the outlying rural area of Kiogoro, in order to provide more space for the children. The orphanage is currently run by the management team of Benter, the House Mother, and Irene, the Social Worker, with the assistance of the house father and kitchen and cleaning staff.

Today, Home of Grace is quickly becoming an anchor in Kiogoro, as it reaches out to the local community.

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