Kicheko is the name of a house in Ngulelo, Tanzania, and of the ‘motley crew’ that lives there. The Kicheko Children’s Home provides a home to nine children who cannot be raised by their own family, all for different reasons. It is not an orphanage, it is a family home – a home to a different, but happy family.
Kicheko (Swahili for laughter) has four boys, five girls, a housekeeper, a certified teacher and a manager. Some of the children have parents, others only have a grandparent or a guardian with whom they stay approximately three times per year during school holidays.
During the rest of the year Kicheko is their home. A safe and secure place to grow up, without any terms, with love.
And with lots of kicheko!