Huruma House is a US non-profit founded by several American friends who were working in Kenya following the post-election violence and tribal clashes of 2008. We were inspired by the outpouring of love and mercy we saw from Kenyan Christians working selflessly to care for the widows and orphans in their own communities.
Nationwide, the number of widows and orphans left by the clashes and by the AIDS epidemic was staggering, but some areas of Kenya were hit harder than others, and we were moved by the willingness of certain Kenyan men and women to place themselves at the very center of that brokenness and work toward healing those communities.
The healing hand of Jesus Christ was already hard at work in Kenya before we even showed up to help, and we became convicted that the Kenyans living at the heart of the crisis are the best equipped to effectively minister to the widows and orphans among them. Our calling was not to supplant their ministry with our own development ideas; rather, we felt called to see where Christ was already working and join Him in His work.
Today, the mission of Huruma House is simply:
To join Christ in His ministry of mercy to the widows and orphans of East Africa by supporting existing indigenous efforts to feed, clothe, shelter, and educate them and to help them grow in faith and discipleship.