Located in Kenya's coastal region, the Riziki Children’s Home cares for 75 orphaned and abandoned children. Without the love and care provided by Riziki, many of these children would end up living on the streets, addicted to drugs and surviving by theft and/or prostitution. Founded in 2001 by AIM missionaries Larry & Kathy Hopkins, the home was established to raise productive Kenyan citizens. Larry says, “Although we cannot replace their parents, we are able to meet their basic needs, give them security and the hope of a normal life and good future.”
Riziki is run by Robert & Zipporah Chilumo, a Kenyan couple who view Riziki Children's Home as a long-term calling. Robert graduated from Bible college, while Zipporah is a bookkeeper. Robert & Zipporah began managing the home in 2006 and are responsible for day-to-day operations and administration, and oversight of 12 staff members. Riziki's aim is not only to save vulnerable children from a life of poverty, but to raise a cohort of strong Christian leaders for Kenya’s future. Every day, before school starts, Robert leads the children in a time of devotion and song. Robert also leads the church service on Sunday.
Located on 25 acres of fertile agricultural land, Riziki Children’s Home produces much of its own food. The children learn valuable farming skills as they help cultivate and harvest their food. The home’s latest endeavor is a fish project supported by the Kenyan government that aims to add expensive protein to the children’s diet and further reduce costs. If the first pond proves successful, a second will produce fish that is marketable to the community.
To contribute by mail, make cheques payable to Africa Inland Mission with a note indicating the "Riziki Children's Home" and mail to:
Africa Inland Mission
1641 Victoria Park Ave.
Scarborough, ON M1R1P8