The Maisha Feeding Project was started in 2006 by Beatrice’s mother, Grace Ochieng or “Mama Grace,” a former schoolteacher. Seeing children falling asleep in class due to lack of food, she brought them home for lunch. As word spread, more starving children appeared on her doorstep each day. As of 2013, approximately 600 children and widows enjoy a healthy meal six days a week.
The feeding project was Maisha’s first project and continues to be the center of operations. Children from the nearby schools of Omungi, Kadiju and Ayaro walk every day to Maisha for lunch. For most orphans, that is their only meal that day, and in many cases they bring the food home to share with their families.
Maisha is recruiting 12 sponsors, one for each month of the year, who each donate $1,500, covering the basic costs of the feeding project. Every day, we feed up to 600 children and widows. Since the inception of the Maisha Feeding Project, hundreds of children have benefited from this daily provision of food and over a million have been served, providing nutritious meals to meet their growing needs.
Your donation to the Maisha Feeding Project will start these children on a healthy path to realizing their potential. To become one of the 12 and adopt a month to help support this vital project or to give any amount to feed the children at Maisha, donate online today.