All four homes are donations from well-wishers.

NLHT Rescues abandoned and other highly vulnerable babies within the age bracket of 0 – 6 months. Our Nairobi and Kisumu homes have dual registration as a Charitable Children’s Institution and a Private Medical Centre. This allows us to meet the expected medical standard levels of care of a medically certified charitable children’s home.

All four homes are equipped with well-certified, committed, and competent nurses and volunteer Doctors, some of whom have consistently provided probono services for over 15 years. This approach has made it possible to ensure good health status for every child in our care.

Nairobi Home

NLHT– Kilimani has been in existence since 1994 to provide a compassionate Christian response to the plight of abandoned and other extremely vulnerable babies, with priority given to those who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. We rescue children 0-6 months and can host 52 children.

These children are housed in four units:

  1. Isolation and Special Care Unit – These units host babies between 0 and 3 months. The babies here are very vulnerable due to their age; some of them are admitted with low birth weight, some of them might have medical issues, and so our medical team is keen to give an ‘extra eye’ in these units to make sure the necessary care is given.
  2. The Baby Unit – This unit has children between the ages of 4 – 6 months. The capacity for this unit is a maximum of 12 children at each given time. Weaning happens in this unit, so the caregivers have their hands full, introducing new tastes and foods to our young ones.
  3. The Alice Hardy (Crawlers) Unit – Babies in this unit are between 7 months – 1 year, and it is here where most of them are learning to crawl, stand, and walk. It is an extremely busy unit, and for the caregivers to keep up, they must always be alert and extra careful.
  4. The Roselyn Cottage (Toddlers) Unit – We have children aged one year and above. Some of them are in the kindergarten bracket, and during this time that we have not been able to enrol them in a regular school, the caregivers have a planned schedule of activities to engage the children.

The children are cared for by a dedicated team of caregivers, housekeepers, and nurses. All the children are residents, meaning the staff work in shifts so that there is care around the clock.

Kisumu Home

On Lake Victoria’s banks, Kisumu City is renowned for its centuries-old fishing industry. While the local fishermen are catching tilapia in Lake Victoria, our Kisumu team are busy rescuing abandoned babies in & beyond Kisumu.

The Home was established in 2000 and can host 57 babies and children. Like the Nairobi home, it has dual registration, i.e. as a Charitable Children’s Institution and a Private Medical Centre. It is the Trust’s largest facility and includes the following central units:

  1. Pendo Unit: Pendo means love. This unit hosts babies and toddlers
  2. Amani Cottage: Amani means Peace. This unit hosts 13 children with mild to severe special needs conditions.

The first of the children living with special needs were transferred to Kisumu in early 2008. This was the creation of the Amani Cottage unit. All these children first came to New Life as abandoned babies. When it was discovered that they had special needs, they were brought to the Kisumu-Pendo Unit. Once old enough, they were then moved into the Amani Cottage Unit. It currently hosts 13 children living with mild to severe special needs conditions like Cerebral palsy, Autism, Microcephaly, and Hydrocephalus, among others, while under our care. They all came to the home as abandoned babies and have all grown under the care of the Trust. To ensure optimal care for these children, we have round-the-clock nursing care because these children cannot manage even their basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) without support.

Physio and occupational therapies form part of their daily medical care. Most of them are on anticonvulsants to control their conditions. Suctioning is a routine procedure in this unit since most have difficulties swallowing due to underlying conditions.

Our children who need wheelchairs have severe weaknesses in parts of their bodies or muscles that pull them into awkward or deforming positions. We have eight children in wheelchairs, and of these, three are too heavy to be appropriately carried, necessitating the need for mechanical/automated assistance when moving them.

If you have never met our children with special needs, then you do not know what you are missing. We guarantee you will feel ‘special’ when you say goodbye.

Nakuru

Scientists tell us that Lake Nakuru National Park may host more than a million flamingos at certain times. That is a lot of pink! But if you like pink, you will find lots of it in our Nakuru home.

This Home was established in 2005 and can host 35 children. It is

registered as a Charitable Children’s Institution.

a. Hebron House: Hebron means to “Unite”, and this unit hosts babies aged 0-3 years.

b. Carmel House: Carmel means Garden and hosts 13 pre- and teenage girls.

Ever dreamt of making a life-transforming

difference in someone else’s life? Then look no further. You will achieve that if you are prepared to

hang out with our older girls. Want to get

started? Then, head over to Carmel House.

Nyeri

Nyeri town is located at the foot of Mount Kenya. Did you know that Nyeri is the hometown of the late Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and hosts the tomb of Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Scout movement? Well, as the girl guides and boy scouts gather yearly and as the many mountain hikers ascend and descend the great Mount Kenya, locally dubbed “Kirinyaga” Mountain of God, we are busy rescuing abandoned babies in & beyond Nyeri town.

Our Nyeri home opened its doors in 2006. It is registered as a Charitable Children’s Institution and provides a home for newborns and toddlers. It is comparatively the smallest in size but has made significant strides in rescuing babies.

While we may not be registered as a Private Medical Centre, two Professional volunteer Doctors provide medical services weekly.