Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry is Partnering with Baraka Orphanage

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In January of 2010, near Lake Victoria in Kosele, Kenya, Baraka Orphanage broke ground with the construction of their first residential building.  For years Charles, the director of Baraka Orphanage, has searched for the area of his Kenyan homeland that he feels would benefit most from professional orphan assistance.  Charles has seen a tremendous increase in the orphan population in … Read More

MIRIAM – An orphan awaiting Baraka Orphanage

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Charles has this to say about Miriam… “Miriam is one of the orphaned girls whom I am supporting.  Miriam is 16 years old and in the 8th grade.  She was living in a very bad conditions.  Her uncle was willing to let her come stay with us, because I offered to try and help out.  Just giving money would not … Read More

Well?

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See that brick box in the back left of the photo? That little shelter houses a fresh water well dug at Baraka Orphanage in Kosele, Kenya. The well is now serving a community of 10,000 Kenyans! Little by little, Baraka Orphanage is on the grow. Dozens of kids are waiting for the doors to officially open at the new facility … Read More

What’s New With Baraka Orphanage?

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As many of you know already, Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry has partnered up with Baraka Orphanage in Kenya, East Africa.  This orphanage is just getting it’s feet on the ground, and is looking for a lot of front-end help in it’s pursuit of self-sustainability.  Baraka Orphanage isn’t prepared to begin receiving children at the facility yet, but hopes with the … Read More

Furnishings at Baraka Orphanage

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Most of us in America know what it’s like to lay our heads down at night on a soft pillow.  A piece of plush padded fabric that we hug around our head, drool on throughout the night, and count on to help lull us to sleep sometime every day.  Many of the kids we have contact with in Kenya don’t … Read More