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Pride of place at Happy House

When Mama Sue built her Happy House children's home she wanted it to be a really beautiful family home. She believes that only the best is good enough for children, in every aspect of their lives.&nbs...
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Making the most of every space

When the rains come in Kenya everyone has their own little piece of ground where they will have planted maize.  Maize flour is a staple food, used to make ugali, so being able to grow your own is...
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Every day is wash day at Happy House

With almost 60 children in the family, the Happy House aunties have an huge amount of laundry to get through - every single day. So at weekends the older kids like to give them a hand.  Here Jaci...
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Saidi and friends wanted to help their uncles at Happy House by cleaning the vehicles.  As it isweekend, the kids have time on their hands and they always like to help out where they can. &n...
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Shining examples!

Saidi and friends wanted to help their uncles at Happy House by cleaning the vehicles. As it is weekend, the kids at time on their hands and they always like to help out where they can. And give a lit...
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Awaiting results

Children in school at Happy House have just been having exams. In this video  Priscilla tells us more about them and how, at the time, they were eagerly awaiting the results.  Good luck ever...
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An update from Musyoka

Musyoka was has returned to Happy House, as we reported in a recent blog,  After being in our care since being a small boy he had returned to live with his grandfather which, for some time, worke...
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Excited to be going to Class Eight

Happy House kid, Husna, is looking forward to her final year year in Primary education.   joins Class Eight in July and candidate for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams/ It's a...
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Gathering firewood

Gathering firewood is something our children at Happy House really enjoy.  They go around our compound looking for any sticks that are suitable for burning and pile them high.  The wood is u...
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Planting morninga

We have often talked about the huge health benefits of moringa. It grows wild in Kenya and is rich in vitamins. At Happy House, the children have morninga tea every day and the leaves are added to mea...
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Making masks

Some of our youngest children in Happy House School have been busy making masks. Janet a former Happy house kid who is now training to be a teacher whilst working as a teaching assistant in our school...
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Tyre race

Old tyres come in very handy at HappY House and have all kinds of uses.  We use them as swing seats in the adventure playground and they are also handy for playtime.  Our boys and girls like...
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Power to the pumpkin

Our Happy House kids absolutely love pumpkins - growing them and eating them!  Pumpkin soup is a favourite on our family's menu and it tastes all the better because of the time and effort the chi...
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Mwende: "At home there were many difficulties"

Mwende was only two when she first came into our Happy House family because of troubles in her family.  After several years, and many visits home, she returned to live with her grandparents but t...
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Baraka: "We thank our sponsors for their love and generosity"

Baraka Francis and his younger brother, Steve, are growing up at Happy House with the certain knowledge they are loved.  When they came to into our care eight years ago it was from a life of...
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Morphin: "Mama Sue rescued my life"

Used to life on the streets, Morphin, knew now boundaries when he came into the care of Happy House. He was eight years old. It took time, patience, guidance and a great deal of love to get him to rea...
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Oscar: "Happy House gives me a great future"

The Happy House has been Oscar's home since it opened in 2010.  One of the first children to come int the care of Mama Sue and the children's home she had dreamed of creating, he was with his old...
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Jacinta: "I want to make everybody proud"

Jacinta arrived at Happy House in 2014, as a seven year old.  She and her younger sister, Florence, were in need of a caring home and that is what Mama Sue and her Happy House provides.  Gro...
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Brian: "I was welcomed with open arms"

As an 11 year old, Brian was enduring a very difficult time in care of relatives and had no idea what it was like to have a worry free childhood. He came into our care at Happy House, in 2014. and was...
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Husna: "I am thankful to Mama Sue"

Husna is thankful for all she has gained since joining the Happy House family in 2014 along with her younger brother, Hussein.  Not only does she have a big and joyful family of siblings, she als...
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