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Upendo Means Love in Kiswahili

Several years ago the women of the Kilifi Methodist Church became concerned at the growing number of children begging on the streets of Kilifi - a phenomenon not previously known in this small Kenyan town on the coast of East Africa. They realised that more and more of the kids were losing their parents due to AIDS, and although most were taken in by other family members, the poverty level here meant that the families just could not feed the extra mouths.

Today, 56 such children are being looked after by these women due to their extraordinary determination.

Find out more about the woman behind it all, Grace Mzungu, and her supporters, on our Contacts page.

Learn more about the people involved with Upendo. The project is run by a women's group from Kilifi Methodist Church but supports children of all beliefs: it is essentially humanitarian in its work.

Take a closer look at our activities over the past 10 years by watching our videos and photos, visiting our What We Do page, downloading our annual newsletters and brochure.

For an update of our recent activities and fundraisers, go to the bottom of our What we do page.




Upendo is a registered charity in the UK (no. 1118312) that supports orphans living in Kilifi District, Kenya.