Our Focus One American dollar can go a long way in Kenya. Most people there live on less than that a day. The mission of Huruma is very focused. Right now, we support an orphanage and school called the Bethel Children's Centre located in Ruiru, Kenya. The Bethel Children's Centre is the home to over 60 orphans. In addition, the Bethel Children's Centre has a primary school that serves over 350 children, most of whom are very poor and approximately half of which are also orphans. The Bethel Children's Centre was started by Andrew and Agnes Mukumbu, who have been faithfully committed to saving, caring for and nurturing underprivileged and abandoned children in Kenya for many years now.
We have a close relationship with our faithful, fellow laborers in Kenya, and we know the name of every child who calls Bethel home. Huruma does not have any paid employees and all administrative costs are covered by Huruma's Board of Directors, so every dollar given by our supporters goes directly to meet the ministry needs of our partners in Kenya. As a result, our supporters have the unique privilege of seeing and knowing the direct impact their gifts have upon the lives of these children.
The Joy of Making a Difference Proverbs 11:25 says: "Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered."
Charles Spurgeon explained: "We are here taught the great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy; and that in order to become spiritually vigorous, we must seek the spiritual good of others. In watering others, we are ourselves watered. ... We do not know what tender sympathies we possess until we try to dry the widow's tears, and soothe the orphan's grief."
What Does "Huruma" Mean? In the Swahili New Testament, the word "mercy" in Luke 10:37 is translated "huruma." Huruma International Ministries seeks to fulfill the calling to "go and do likewise." Huruma's focus is helping our neighbors in Kenya.
It is estimated that Kenya has 2.5 million orphaned children, out of a total population of 40 million people, six percent of the entire population of Kenya. The burden of caring for these children is overwhelming and is something that we must not ignore.