I have been working in a volunteer capacity with HCHCH since 2004. I have been the home’s Director in Kenya since the start of 2009. My duties are many, but the most important area of my work is making sure the children get what they need, like education, food and clothing. I identify their talents and help them appreciate what they have. I teach them to be God fearing and that they should strive to excel in everything. I instill moral ethics in them.
What I like most about this work is that it makes me discover qualities instilled in me and I am happy to know I have changed somebody’s life. I have become a role model among my friends and I appreciate life and praise God for allowing me to work with the less privileged. What I like least about my role is when the kids need something and I don’t have the money to buy them.
The staff at HCHCH are hardworking, loving, caring, persevering and humble people. I encourage them to be trustworthy, loving and caring and to uphold moral standards. We participate in communal works, attend seminars and play sports.
This home has changed the lives of the children. One example is Malyki – an innocent child who was found at a public toilet, and since he was brought to the home he now has a home and “parents” to look up to. One event that really touched my heart was when Denis and Sharon were sick and in a critical position. I was really afraid for them. It was then when I discovered how deep my affection for them really was.
I really love them.
I have worked at HCHCH for 3 and a half years as a caretaker, a security guard, and now as a cook. Being here has changed my life, in that I am a hardworking person and responsible in doing my job. I liked being responsible for a clean environment, and being in company that doesn’t take alcohol or drugs. I like helping the other people work so they will be hard working in their lives. I had not built a house for my family, but now I made one.
The team is faithful, they keep the home’s confidentiality, and can work well without supervision. We help each other when we run out of ideas. Being one of the only male staff at the home, the children call me Uncle. The boys follow me around and I like teaching them about gardening, taking care of the animals, and how to prepare food. I work to help make the children responsible people in the future. Some of the children were taking drugs but now they have stopped.
HUBAND is a home that takes care of and helps the children to learn and be good examples for others.
A Matron by profession, Maureen has experience in patient care, even more so amongst Aids patients.
MISSION: Influence the right behaviors amongst those afflicted.
Macland Angosi joined Huband as a volunteer administrator and member of the board in 2003, he is a trained insurance underwriter whose love for children made him quit his job and devoted his time to work with children (who call him Babu kiswahili – the name for Grandpa) he is now a full time director at Huband in charge of administration.
He is prepared to walk the extra mile to stop child poverty and would like to work with individuals and organizations with a similar vision.