Kithoka Amani Children’s Home

Queen Hilda’s Story

The Mission

The mission of the Amani Home is to keep orphaned and vulnerable children (the majority of children have been orphaned as a result of a parent dying of HIV/Aids) in the community where they grew up, which preserves a child’s network of support. The children continue to attend their local school and maintain close relationships with extended families while housing, food, education and training are provided by the Amani Home family. Community members contribute to aspects of the Amani Home so that local endorsement and sustainability is assured. The home is committed to wise use of environmental resources and is designed to be self-sustaining through a network of cottage industries.