"ekissa House" was birthed out of an urgent need and has committed to maintain a household of 15 orphaned children. At the moment, "ekissa House” is temporarily renting a facility to house this group of children and their caregiver.
ekissa and its donors purchased a 3 acre tract of land in 2011. In 2013, the group of donors funded the construction of Bweya Community Church on this acreage. This same acreage will be the permanent location for “ekissa House”. This home is meant to be a temporary crisis intervention home for children who are orphaned and find themselves in transition, and may have extended relatives willing to provide care. Otherwise, ekissa House is a 'home' to children who are orphaned, or double orphaned with no extended relatives.
Our desire is to always encourage family units to remain intact. However, when this is simply not possible, we respond as a result of Acts 2:45, “Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” The “ekissa House” is a Christian home for orphans, ages 5-18, or until graduation of High School or Vocational School.
Our goal is to secure consistent support to cover the monthly expenses of housing, utilities, food, education, medical care and a paid, full-time caregiver, as well as to build a permanent structure. Not only would a permanent structure eliminate monthly rent, the acreage provides sustainability opportunities for multiple agricultural projects (ie…pig & poultry farming and gardens) to create self-sufficiency and independence.
“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”