What is Makungu?

Makungu is Swahili and means dawn. It is a symbol of a new beginning, hope and opportunities that can be seized anew every day. In 2017, we seized the opportunity and gave orphans in Kenya, whose orphanage was suddenly closed, a home again.

Our Organisation

The association

Makungu is a non-profit organization consisting of the non-profit “Makungu e.V.” based in Germany and the officially registered CBO (Community Based Organization) in Kenya “Makungu-Waweru”. The aim is to give abandoned children and orphans in Kenya a safe and loving home, to create a positive future for them by giving them access to (school) education and to promote communication at eye level between different cultures, as in this example between Kenya and Germany.

What makes us special

Makungu is a small organization founded by a group of friends. At the time of its founding, they were all younger than 30 years old. We firmly believe that age, social class, educational background or wealth do not play a role in making the world a better place together.

For all team members, Makungu is a matter of the heart. There is close personal contact with the children and the team members on site. The team sees itself as part of the “Makungu Family” and is committed on a voluntary basis, so that almost no costs are incurred in Germany. Donations therefore represent direct help that makes a tangible difference to the orphans in the Makungu Care Home.

A little impression

To give you a better idea of what it looks like in the house, the school and the surrounding area, we have made a video for you.

We want to make the children laugh, give them a great life and help them realize their dreams.

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