Find out more about our project in Kenya.

We're building an orphanage in Kenya.

Our project…. in the meantime also somewhat “your” project! Dear sympathizers, this is what we have accomplished, thanks to you all! Each form of support, small or large, has helped us make progress with the build of our orphanage! Please take a moment to voyage with us to the beginnings of this project, all the way back to 5/10/2016….

We have indeed come a long way, and we couldn’t be prouder of what our people on site have realised. Of course it doesn’t stop here! Thanks to your continual support this will turn out to be a paradise for our Sweet Children! Team “Sweet Children’s Hope Foundation” will be eternally grateful!!

 

14Jan

January 14, 2019

After weeks of painting, we’re able to show you these results. This is how our buildings look like now, and we’re absolutely certain that we’ll be able to give our children that home feeling. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this, in whatever way. Upcoming works include tiling and finishing. We hope, with your support, to welcome our children this year. Sweet Children’s Hope Foundation would like to thank all of you!

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019
8Jan

January 8, 2019 Paintwork in the Living space

January 8, 2019 Paintwork in the Living space
January 8, 2019 Paintwork in the Living space
6Jan

Paintwork in the kitchen and storage room

Paintwork in the kitchen and storage room
Paintwork in the kitchen and storage room
6Jan

Paintwork in the Entry hall and Reception

Paintwork in the Entry hall and Reception
Paintwork in the Entry hall and Reception
6Jan

Paintwork in the Office and Boys’ sleeping quarters

Paintwork in the Office and Boys’ sleeping quarters
Paintwork in the Office and Boys’ sleeping quarters
9Jan

Paintwork in the girls’ sleeping quarters…

Paintwork in the girls’ sleeping quarters…
Paintwork in the girls’ sleeping quarters…
25Dec

December 25, 2018 Inserting the glass

Today we started inserting the glass, and work is progressing well…

December 25, 2018 Inserting the glass
December 25, 2018 Inserting the glass
19Dec

December 19, 2018 Clip laying screed

Our workers getting on with laying screed

18Dec

December 18, 2018 The woodwork

A few pictures of work in progress. Painting of the woodwork is getting along nicely, and today we are laying screed to prepare for laying tiles.

December 18, 2018 The woodwork
December 18, 2018 The woodwork
2Nov

November 2, 2018

A few pictures of the orphanage, and onto paintwork

November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018
4Oct

October 4, 2018 Sanding and joining outer walls

Everything is done by hand, and the results are there to be seen.

4Oct

October 4, 2018 The ceiling

Electricity works have been completed. Tomorrow, the ceiling will be finished and ready for painting. Grouting the walls is set to be finished next week. Working without the proper tools is hard labour! We would like to thank our workers, who make it possible for us to show these results

October 4, 2018 The ceiling
October 4, 2018 The ceiling
5July

July 5, 2018 Finishing rain water tanks

July 5, 2018 Finishing rain water tanks
July 5, 2018 Finishing rain water tanks
5July

July 5, 2018 Setting up the rain water tanks

Our people have been working hard for the past 10 days, setting up the rain water tanks. This will ensure the orphanage will have water during the hot months as well. The tanks have a capacity of 30.000 litres of water. Tomorrow we will connect the entire system.

July 5, 2018 Setting up the rain water tanks
July 5, 2018 Setting up the rain water tanks
24June

June 24, 2018

After an unusually long rainy season in Kenia, we can finally continue building the orphanage. Three water tanks will be placed in the ground, so we can recuperate excess water from the two buildings. This will be very labour intensive as our workers will be digging the wholes out by hand. We’ll soon be able to show you the results

June 24, 2018
June 24, 2018
14Jan

January 14, 2018 Clip boys' quarters

This is the boys’ building

14Jan

January 14, 2018 Clip girls' quarters

This is the girls’ building. We couldn’t be happier with the result.

23Dec

December 23, 2017

Windows, water mains and electricity have all been finished. Now, our workers are getting on with the interior finishing works

December 23, 2017
December 23, 2017
18Aug

August 18, 2017 Roof

After many hours of wood works, the roofs are finally mounted. Now it’s a matter of getting the windows and doors inserted as quickly as possible. Bottom: On the left, we have the boys’ quarters. On the right, the girls’ quarters with living space and kitchen

August 18, 2017 Roof
August 18, 2017 Roof
4Aug

August 4, 2017 Roof covering

Dear friends, our workers have finished the roof wood work, and are now mounting the panels. The roof will be ready by next week. Team Sweet Children’s Hope Foundation would like to thank you all!

August 4, 2017 Roof covering
August 4, 2017 Roof covering
19July

July 19, 2017 Roofing

Our people have worked really hard, meaning that the girls’ quarters is almost finished. Hopefully, they’ll be able to start covering the roof next week. We’re very proud to be able to show you this!

July 19, 2017 Roofing
July 19, 2017 Roofing
13July

July 13, 2017 Roof truss

Our team in Kenia is currently working on putting up the roof truss for the orphanage. It’s no easy work as there is no electricity available. Fortunately, our team has provided the workers with their own generator.

July 13, 2017 Roof truss
July 13, 2017 Roof truss
6June

June 6, 2017

The structure for the boys’ and girls’ quarters is finished. Next month, we’ll start mounting the roof. Thanks to all who have supported us! We couldn’t have accomplished this without you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! On to the next steps…

June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017
1June

June 1, 2017 The girls' quarters

Everything is proceeding according to schedule. Our workers are working hard to finish the girls’ quarters within the next few days. It’s heart-warming to see the quality of work being achieved with little means available!

June 1, 2017 The girls' quarters
June 1, 2017 The girls' quarters
30May

30 May 2017 The boys' quarters

Today, we finished the boys’ quarters. Tomorrow, we’ll start finishing works on the girls’ quarters. The roof will be mounted in July. We would like to thank Sara Ndungu and Joseph Mburu for always being ready whenever we need you. Love you guys!

30 May 2017 The boys' quarters
30 May 2017 The boys' quarters
28May

28 May 2017 Scale model

Model version of our orphanage, made by Marc Timmermans. Thank you for the outstanding work Marc!

28 May 2017 Scale model
16Ma

March 16, 2017 Update structural work

On this site, we’ve stopped building the orphanage for the time being. Meanwhile, we’re trying to raise money, so we can finish the structure, and mount the roof.

March 16, 2017  Update structural work
6Feb

February 6, 2017 Update of the structural works

A few more pictures showing the work progress in Naivasha. Thank you for all the hard work being put in. Sweet Children’s Hope Foundation, together with Marnik, Marleen and Annita would like to thank you all!

February 6, 2017  Update of the structural works
February 6, 2017  Update of the structural works
22Jan

22/01/2017 Visit to Kenya

We’ve travelled to Kenia for two weeks to build our orphanage. Here are a few pictures to show what we’ve achieved with your support! Marnik, Marleen and Annita would like to thank you!

22/01/2017 Visit to Kenya
5October

First building plans (2016)

Here are our first construction plans. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved. Thank you all for supporting our project. The plans will be further detailed and registered in Kenia. We’ll keep you posted!

First building plans (2016)