Makindu Children’s Center also serves the needs of the outlying communities of Kamboo and Twaandu.
I was taken to visit Kamboovia a 30 minute ride on a motorcycle over dirt roads, then paths.Other than visitors, Kamboo has a few motorcycles.Those who are fortunate have bicycles.
There’s no electricity or piped water for miles.The village is a series of remotely separated homesteads, rather than a central community.It feels hundreds of years removed from present time.
Drought has diminished food stocks to practically nothing.The storage hut (on left) is typical of those I saw – empty. On the right is the frame for a new room to ease crowding. Four children will share the space.
Men make up about twenty percent of the MCC guardians. This man supports two orphans as well as his four biological children.
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