A DREAM FOR A PURPOSE-BUILT HOME
The mission of Valley Light is to provide holistic care
for orphaned and abandoned children.
Maai Mahiu, Kenya, is a small, truck-stop, town which lies along the Great North Road, nicknamed HIV Highway, which runs through several countries in eastern Africa. Maai Mahiu has suffered from the HIVAIDS epidemic, partly due to prostitution. The results of this epidemic include a short life expectancy and a growing number of orphaned children. In addition, poverty, lack of education, and domestic challenges lead to over 20,000 children being abandoned each year in Kenya. Without intervention, the future of these young lives and the community as a whole remains vulnerable to the cycle of poverty, various forms of abuse, little opportunity for change, and ultimately no reason for hope.
Valley Light Home is the dream realized and a longterm commitment of John and Leah, each born and raised in Kenya. After years of planning and careful strategy, Valley Light Home, opened its doors to take in 6 children in August 2009, the youngest one was a 6 week old baby. The mission is to provide holistic care to children who have been orphaned or a abandoned, or from families who are not able to look after them. Currently, Valley Light is home to 31 children.