Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Home for Christmas: Joyfully reunited

Francis  Mwende and Musyoka
Our Happy House family is joyfully reunited for the most magical time of the year.
With 61 youngsters, some of them who had lived in our care for as long as five years, back home to visit our resident family of 70 kids,  everywhere is buzzing with excitement and activity.
Our visiting kids, now  successfully repatriated with relatives, were thrilled to be arrive yesterday and Mama and Papa were there with open arms ready to welcome them.
There are 41 who are sleeping over for the next four nights, whilst 20 living nearer, will be coming in every day to join the Christmas action.
Yesterday was a time to catch up, deck the halls, and settle in - with a bit of dancing too.
Maria and Hassan
Delicious pizza, cooked over a wood fire in our brick oven, went down a treat with our hungry tribe of kids,
It's an exciting time for everyone and especially for Mama Sue and Papa Dave. 
They are devoting their lives to changing lives.
Reuniting families of children in care is something the Kenya Government very much wants to happen.
Happy House is showing other children's homes that it is possible, it can happen.
Repatriation of Happy House kids  to relatives, now back on their feet after the loss, sickness or trauma that led to the children being in care, is being successful because we are continuing to support the children by providing for the two major needs which are a major obstacle in united families - education and health.
Plus we are following up on every child every single week.
In the few cases that it hasn't worked out we have acted immediately and  the children have come back into our care immediately and settled back immediately.
For Mama and Papa to have all their children back together again is just best feeling of all.
We can think of  no one who deserves it more.

The amazing results brought about by Happy House could not happen without YOU. 
And we thank you for your enduring love and support.
If you would like to make a gift to Happy House to help continue our work with needy children in Kenya, please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/childrenofwatamu/festivefund