Welcome to our Minto Childrens Home

Minto Children’s Home (formerly SAVEDA children Home) was started in 2005 by Mrs. Susan Kerubo Ochwangi. 

Mrs. Ochwangi, a breast cancer survivor, initially had two boys and four girls but shifted to a girls-only home following a government directive which required one to stick to one gender if one does not have sufficient finances and facilities to cater for both.

There is a dire need for the home to have their own facility as they have been shifting residence due to renting costs. They are currently putting up at a 3-bedroomed house which is barely enough to cater for the growing number of children which currently stands at 26 girls.

The founder lives on site with the children and is supported by three staff members who have been volunteering.  She has a son and four grandchildren.

Children Inventory

NAME: Faridah Nyagah
AGE: 7 Years
GENDER: Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Nursery School
HISTORY: She has three sisters. Their father is called Mzee Nyagah who is now 80 years old and a widower. The four girls were brought to Saveda Childrens’ Home by Children Department through chief of Shika Adabu location. They have no sponsors.

NAME:  Sophia Monyangi
AGE: 10 Years
GENDER: Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Primary School – Class III
HISTORY: She should be in a higher class but she started school late due to lack of sponsors.

NAME:  Maureen Moraa
AGE: 13 Years
GENDER:  Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Primary School – III
HISTORY: The child has no parents.  She has started learning at her advanced age since the grandmother who was taking care of her was unable to support her with food, and other needs.

NAME: Idza Joseph
AGE: 15 Years
GENDER:  Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Primary School – Class VII
HISTORY: Father died when she was very young and the mother has other children.  She does very well in class work.  The child was brought to us by Mrs Pastor Kazungu.  No sponsor.

NAME: Mary Moringo
AGE: 9 Years
GENDER: Female

SCHOOL:  Shika Adabu Primary School – Class II
HISTORY: Father is 80 years old and the mother died.  The child was brought to us by Children’s Department.  No sponsor.

NAME:  Quinta Nyagah
AGE: 12 Years
GENDER:  Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Primary School – II
HISTORY: She has three sister. Their father is called Mzee Nyagah who is now 80 years old and a widower.  The four girls were brought to Saveda Childrens’ Home by Children Department through chief of Shika Adabu location.  They have no sponsors.

NAME: Beatrice Nyagah
AGE: 7 Years
GENDER: Female

SCHOOL: Shika Adabu Nursery School
HISTORY: She has three sister. Their father is called Mzee Nyagah who is now 80 years old and a widower.  The four girls were brought to Saveda Childrens’ Home by Children Department through chief of Shika Adabu location.  They have no sponsors.

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Mrs. Susan Kerubo Ochwangi

My name is Mrs. Susan Kerubo Ochwangi. I come from Kisii-Kenya. I am married; I have one son who is now working at Kenya Ports Authority. I have four grand children 0 Moses, Susan, Eunice and Elizabeth.

I became sick from breast cancer 1997. I was operated and my breast was chopped off. The doctor said that because the cancer had already spread, I would only live for one year. So where I was working, I was retired under medical ground.

The doctor prescribed a medicine called Thermoxifche –which I was to use as long as I am alive but because the medicine had very bad side effect, I decided not to take the medicine. I read in the Bible that God has good plans for my future, so trusted God that he is going to give me his own medicine.

Because I did not die after one year, I wanted to thank God by caring the orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS and any other orphans. I just told God because you have healed me, I am starting the orphanage by faith that you are going to intervene in your own ways that these children may have a happy life in their future. Because in the Bible James 1:27 – The Bible says clean or pure religion is to care for the orphans and widows.

Thank you very much.

MRS. SUSAN OCHWAN