Woman helps feed hundreds of orphans

19 January 2011, 11:57 | Updated: 19 January 2011, 14:08

A charity worker from Wellingborough has launched an appeal to feed 600 orphaned children in Kenya.

Debbie Scott is hoping 100 people will donate £5 a month to feed starving children in Utange.

Debbie already supports Casuarina House, an orphanage in Utange, which is home to 20 children who have been orphaned through Aids.

She said: "There are 600 more orphaned children who live in the same village and only get to eat once every 4 days.

"They are starving and very distressed. It is a sobering thought to know that £500 a month will provide enough food for all 600 children to eat every day. That's just 83p per child, per month.

"We need 100 people to give just £5 a month each."

Debbie became involved with the orphanage while on a family holiday in 2007. She met Pastor John Kahindi in Utange. He and his wife Elizabeth were overseeing the care of ten children in the village who had lost one or both their parents to Aids.

When she returned home she began fundraising to build a home and to feed, clothe and educate some of the children.

Phase One of Casuarina House was opened in January 2009 with the original ten children moving in.  Phase Two was completed a year later and the home was officially opened on 29th January last year.

Now she hopes that donations will help other needy children in the area.