Baby Rescue

‘Beading’ is a cultural practice among the Samburu and some other pastoralist tribes of Northern Kenya where young girls become ‘engaged’ to morans (young warriors) for sexual purposes only.

Pregnancy and the use of contraceptives are both forbidden. If a beaded girl conceives, her pregnancy will be crudely aborted, or if the baby is born, he/she is either poisoned or abandoned in the bush to fall prey to wild animals or to die from exposure.

Our vision is to locate and rescue abandoned babies and provide a safe home in a loving environment. We already have 11 children who arrived as such babies in our Kindfund homes.

Once rescued, babies are looked after in one of our homes, with all that involves. Formula milk alone is very expensive at around £8.50/€11/$12 per tin. Growing babies can quickly consume two tins of formula milk every week. In September 2016 we opened a small dedicated facility for up to 6 babies at our Ngaremara Home. We already had facilities for 4 at our Wamba home but this work is now centralised at Ngaremara. In 2023 the unit continues a vital function maintaining a high occupancy rate and a continuous flow of 2 year olds into the home at Ngaremara.


If you would like to support this work please visit How to Help where a number of options are available. Supporters in UK should first consider tax efficient donating via if this is appropriate or completion of a gift aid declaration. Paypal may be used across the globe with options in 12 different currencies. Supporters within Europe can transfer direct to our EUR account using SEPA.

Kindfund was established as a charity in 2004 to further the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help relieve poverty amongst some of the poorest tribes in northern Kenya, working with the pastoralist Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

We currently use 5 tonnes of food and supplies per month, providing for 125 children in 4 homes and 250 children in nursery and primary education.

We have dug 7 wells and fitted 7 handpumps, bringing safe water to remote villages.

100% of gifts go to Kenya.

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