Not Too Hungry to Learn Anymore

Sufficient nutrition is a basis for life. Without it, learning is almost impossible. The village of Igikiro in Muranga County has an above-average number of orphans. Some of them lack the money to eat enough.

Malyse Mambo takes care of the children of the village Igikori


A self-organized, so-called informal school in Muranga County takes care of the primary education of almost all children from the village. The state elementary school is too far away for the children to get there.
As a result, the headmistress “Malyse Mambo” knows almost all children in the area. She observed over the years that there were a few students who were so hungry that they rarely focused in class. It was also not uncommon for these students to fall asleep or even faint during class.

Through acquaintances she learned about the work of the association and asked for financial support for these families. 

In one fell swoop orphans

There was a crisis in the village of Igikori a few years ago. The local village tavern had bought alcohol that was tarred and poisonous. Through this incident, several people died as a result of poisoning. Some children lost both parents at once.
These orphans were passed on to other families and some had distant relatives who could look after the children. So no child remained without a new home.
Nevertheless, the financial challenge overwhelmed some of the receiving families.

Merry and her small brother belong to the supported orphans. Her workpower would bring a financial benifit to the family, but threw out the support of the association she can still go to school.

the village community takes care of the needs of the orphaned children


The association is supported locally by partners in the distribution of money or food. The head of the informal primary school, Malyse Mambo, observes the physical condition of the students. She is in close contact with the families supported and also with the local secondary school. She also pays attention to whether there are more students to be included in the program.

Ms. Maina, a resident of the village, regularly receives the money. She lives very centrally and distributes the money to the individual families.
Standing as of 2018
Concept of the project: Money for food
supported families: 7
monthly costs: 60, – Euro