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Our Caregivers: 

They sing, dance, play, feed, care and love unconditionally. Tending to the needs of our infants, tots & children - day in & day out - is no easy task. That difficult but rewarding job of nurturing abandoned and malnourished babies into happy, healthy brothers, sisters, sons and daughters falls to our committed caregivers. Allow us to introduce a few of our long-time New Life caregiving veterans to you.


caregiversEunice Mutua
Kilimani Baby Home, Nairobi
Senior Supervisor

1. How did you come to work at New Life?
I heard about New Life in 1994, when the home was first opening, through a friend of a friend who knew Clive and Mary Beckenham. That friend talked to Mary about me because, at the time, they were looking for additional help. When Mary called me to come and work with them, I had just finished a one week prayer seminar.

2. What’s your favourite part of working with New Life?
I enjoy the transformation. I love seeing the little babies arriving very sick and malnourished, and then helping care for them until adoption. I also love feeding time and making sure all the babies are well satisfied.

3. What are some highlights from your time at New Life?
I remember when we got the Kilimani property, how it was such a relief and a dream come true at the same time. One thing I look forward to every year is our Open Day – when adoptive parents and adopted children return, bringing friends and family with them.

4. Looking forward, what is your biggest wish for New Life?
I want to see our older children have a permanent home until they become independent adults.


caregiversJane Kimani
Kilimani Baby Home, Nairobi
Baby Unit Supervisor

1. How did you come to work at New Life?
I first learned about New Life in 1995 through a friend who knew the Beckenhams. Although I was already working as a nursery school teacher, when I heard there was a vacancy at New Life, I applied for the post and was accepted, maybe because I already had experience of working with children.

2. What’s your favourite part of working with New Life?
I enjoy seeing these little ones grow from malnourished admissions to healthy babies. I love taking care of the tiny tots, making sure they are clean, fed and getting enough rest.

3. What are some highlights from your time at New Life?
A memorable highlight is the time we admitted twins. They were very tiny when they first arrived and it was fun taking care of them. Later, they got adoptive parents. I also remember the time our first 100 babies came back to visit – it was like a dream come true, to see them grown and doing so well.

4. Looking forward, what is your biggest wish for New Life?
My wish is that New Life would have permanent donors who support the life-saving, life-transforming work we do to the fullest of their capabilities.