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Centre for abused women and children in Meru, Kenya

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Hakuna Matata Project

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Hakuna Matata, which means ‘’no worries, for the rest of your days’’, is a Kenyan NGO that is dedicated to supporting and providing care for orphans and abused women and children in the Meru/Isiolo area.

Originally, Hakuna Matata was a shared vision between members of a Kenyan community who were informally supporting about 20 orphans and abused children in and around the Meru area since around 2008.

A native of Meru, Julius, reached out to the international community to find people who were willing to collaborate with him on the project, a variety of people from different countries and backgrounds came forward and were eager to help contribute their unique skills to the project. This resulted in the begining of Hakuna Matata in April 2010.

In spite of our work, investment in education for children and social services in addition to infrastructure is relatively non-existent in these areas. Thus, the vision of Hakuna Matata is to create a non-profit centre of sustainable living that will function as a place in which dreams may come true for abused women and children.

Hakuna Matata seeks funding assistance to build a centre to help these abused and neglected women and children.

What is your project and how will it help?

We believe that investing in educational and social infrastructure for children and women in need is one of the ways to break the cycle of poverty in poor communities. We hope to create a better tomorrow for these people.

Therefore, our project and mission is simple: Hakuna Matata aims to create a non-profit centre of sustainable living that will function as a place of nurturing, educating (formally and informally), and economically empowering disadvantaged and abused women and children in the Meru and Isiolo areas.

The support and education provided by Hakuna Matata will not only give these women and children the power to pursue their life goals— but it will also contribute to the sustainable development of the local community in the process.

We seek funding and support to purchase materials to build this centre and to provide basic furniture for children and women in the Meru and Isiolo areas.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Individuals, organizations, companies and any other people can partner us by sponsoring us or/and volunteering with us, notably by giving us donations such as :
- Funds
- External assistance
- Volunteering
- Furniture and material to build the orphanage
- Etc.

Please get in touch with us and let us discuss ways you would like to be involved. You can send us an email

Please detail the resources that you need.

The first step of Hakuna Matata was to obtain land near Isiolo on which to create the centre. This was completed thanks has to a generous donation which allowed us to purchase a three hectare plot of land that we have named Hakuna Matata in June 2011.

In order to complete our project, we need an additional USD 600,000 to get the project completed. We expect to achieve our goal in phases.

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, all (3)


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