Welcome to The Mama Fatuma Goodwill Children's Home

About The Home

The Mama Fatuma Goodwill Children’s home, has been caring and protecting orphan, vulnerable, desperate children and families through provision of secure, healthy, and loving environment for more than forty years. 

During this time Mama Fatuma has earned a reputation for excellence in Kenya and globally.  Since its humble beginning the Charitable Institution has cared and protected for hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children. The children are admitted through the Department of Children Services under the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. It is certified by the Government of Kenya to undertake the task of protecting and rehabilitating disadvantaged children.


The Institution is located in the heart of Eastern Nairobi near the border of Eastleigh and the Mathare slum at the junction of Juja Road and 1st Avenue Eastleigh as you enter Eastleigh business hub. The children under the home’s care come from a variety of backgrounds; many are abandoned, abused, orphaned by HIV/AIDS, refugee children, children from conflict and clashes areas, lost and found cases, among others.


The Children Home, ardently subscribes to and follows the principles established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The African Charter on the Welfare of Children, and the Constitution of Kenya, Children’s Act of 2001 No. 8 Cap 586. 


The Charitable Children Institution, does not have a reliable or predictable sponsor or donor. It gets support from Government of Kenya, the community, friends and well wishers locally and Internationally, corporate social responsibility, humanitarian organizations, just to mention a few who are at adhoc basis. 

The support and donations are erratic, thus the home has to keep on seeking for educational requirements, beddings, shelter, food, clothing, medical, among other basic needs and services for the children.


Please NOTE: Adoption is processed through registered Kenyan Adoption Societies, not the home's managment. Similarly, Foster Care for children is handled through the office of the Director of Children's Services under the Constitution of Kenya.

Our Projects

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