My name is Rhoda Akech and I am the social worker for Neema House Infant Rescue Centre. I am 37 years old, married and mother to four wonderful children; 3 boys and one girl. My husband and I also care for my sister’s children and we foster one baby. We have 10 children now! I have worked in the ministry of children all my professional life and now spiritually as a Sunday school teacher. My main inspiration is derived from knowing that every day I co-create with God in my service to the weak and the fatherless.
Working for Neema House is very fulfilling coupled with various interactions it continually presents with the community. Children who would otherwise not be taken in by other institutions (owing to their medical conditions) have found love and a place of refuge in our care. Besides, Neema House has continued to reach out to families in a bid to prevent possible child abandonments by offering the necessary support thereby retaining the children into their original families. This is indeed unique!
Watching God place our children into their forever families gives me a lot of joy be it adoption or otherwise following a much-needed intervention. I foresee Neema House and the entire P82 at large grow into becoming a global learning and care Centre for all deserving cases. Secondly, I pray that P82 never deviates from its primary objective of nurturing the Kenya’s vulnerable children holistically to achieve sustainable family solutions.
Rhoda, a caregiver and social worker at Neema House, has been writing articles for the local newspaper in Laikipia County, where the Neema House is located. We are so proud of Rhoda and her heart for these precious little ones. Here is her latest article.
In January 2018, Rhoda learned her young daughter Ann, needed a kidney transplant. Ann has been prepared for surgery several times, only to have the procedure postponed. Recently it was discovered that due to the multiple blood transfusions Ann has received, her dad in no longer a match as a donor. But Rhoda, her mom is a match. Rhoda and Ann are scheduled to travel to New Delhi, India in early June to undergo the transplant. This is a life-saving surgery for Ann and the ultimate sacrifice for her mom. Support Rhoda and Ann during their travels, surgery, and recovery. Thank you for saving Ann’s life!