The compound: „How will I look like?“

„I’m not there yet… but there ist quite a precice idea how I will look like….  I will measure 4000 m² … that is roundabout 64 meters times meters… or one acre. Yes, of course, there will be different buildings, but still there will be enough space to have an own “shamba” to cultivate vegetables and fruits. I’m looking forward to host mangotrees, passionfruits and banana-trees.

The Rainbow-Children will sleep in the MAIN HOUSE (on the map: Haupthaus – german). It will consist of 5 rooms:  one for the girls and one for the boys, plus – of course – a bathroom a room for physiotherapy, which will be highly needed and a playroom.

The manager will work in an OFFICE HOUSE (on the map: Officehaus – german). gebaut. Not extravagant, of course, with an office room and a small verandah.

The Rainbow-Children will eat in a DINING ROOM (on the map: Speiseraum german), with a joined KITCHEN (on the map: Küchegerman) and a STORE (on the map: Vorratskammergerman).

As on all compounds in the coastal region a WATER TOWER (on the map: Wasserturmgerman) will be constructed. To be precise: a 3-storey-watertower: with OUTSIDE TOILETS – ground floor – a STORE – second floor – and the big WATER TANK on top.

Moreover, an UNDERWATER TANK (on the map: unterirdischer Wassertankgerman) will be build – for harvesting rain water. The rain water can be used wonderfully for usage water too (toilets, irrigation of the shamba etc.).

Hopefully we will also have the funds to drill a BOREHOLE (on the map: Bohrlochgerman) – for having drinking water. We expect it will be not too deep to reach ground water.

Hopefully even funds will be there in the near future to build a GUEST HOUSE (on the map: Gästehausgerman). Probably a kind of african “Banda”, a small round house with a roof made of grass… which they call makuti here. Two rooms should be enough. An ideal place to host volunteers too!

The person in charge for the constructions will be Jorum Ndiritu Muchiri, well known in Ukunda for his good and excellent work.“


The compound: „Where you will find me?“

„Many physical handicapped babies are found in the coastal region of Kenya. That’s why the following location was chosen for me: the small town of Ukunda in „Kwale County“ in the „Coast Province“ (Subcounty Msambweni). For those who have never been there these are just names. But more or less everyone knows  the coastal town of Mombasa. You will find mequiet near to that town. By car 45 minutes south. By Tuktuk (you find them here in large numbers) you need longer, of course!“

The compound: Who will live here?

“The Rainbow-Children will need professional assistance and care, of course. So a manager and a social worker will work here. In addition the center will need a watchman, a gardener, cleaners, washing ladies und cooks of course.“

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