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Part of being a child is to have fun.  So when Stone and some USIU-students came to play with our children, there was laughter and happiness all over.  Different games, including water and flour put a smile on the faces.  The feeling that somebody out there cares and wants you to be happy is a good feeling :-)

We appreciate when our children are happy.  And wish that this would be the case for ALL children.  Unfortunately, we know it is not like that.  And that is the reason Maisha Mema is still needed.  And YOU, to help us make sure that even more children can be happy! :-)


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NB!  New Visa Application Procedures in Kenya!

To those who would like to seek employment in Maisha Mema: Sorry, we do not have job vacancies!



Maisha Mema

Maisha Mema Child Sponsorship Program runs under Maisha Mema Ltd. (est. 2008, orig. founded as a trust fund in Jan 1999). 


Maisha Mema’s MOTTO is:

Join us to make a positive change in a child’s life”.


Maisha Mema’s VISION is

To create a conducive environment for the children in the program through learning and activities so that they will be brought up to be useful citizens of Kenya in terms of getting an education and a job”.


Maisha Mema’s MISSION is

"To reach children, youth and their guardians from the Kenyan slums and urban areas including street children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing food, shelter, school, medical care, or any of these, and promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through various activities".


Maisha Mema’s CORE VALUES are:

Integrity, integrity, integrity…”


In March 2007, we also got an additional registration as Maisha Mema Children's Home by the Ministry of Home Affairs.



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    Verein Schweiz





See Content if you would like an overview of what the Maisha Mema  web-page contains!


This page was last updated on

25th July 2016


Check out the article The Good Missionary and learn about toothbrushes and how "orphans'" react to "mzungu" visits :-)


Dear friend(s)!

You can make a world of difference!  True?  Definitely those who already support the work we are doing among children in Nairobi, have made a world of difference for the children they support.  Each year new children are accepted into the program, so that even more children will have their world changed – with your help.  We – the staff, the children of Maisha Mema, Marianne and Jonny – want to express our gratitude to you for supporting us in this.  Hearty thanks!    

If you are intereset in sponsoring a boy or girl in the program, please check out the "Get Involved" page and then "Sponsorship" :-) 

Welcome in the family! :-)


For our Kenyan readers:  You'll find an article in Taifa Leo here:




Do you want to become a volunteer with us? 

Check out the following link: 

Volunteer Opportunities 




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What we do may seem like scooping teaspoons of water from the ocean of hopelessness, but it means everything for the children who are getting a chance in life!  This is why it is so important!

Marianne and Jonny were on national TV in Kenya Saturday 18th July 2009!  See it here.


Dear Friends!  After moving up to Tigoni with our family we can truly say that we have come home.  There’s no better place to be and we still say “wow!” looking out the window in the morning :-)

In Soweto, we now look forward to the realization of Clubhouse number 2 during 2015.  Education = future!

Thanks for joining us in giving the children that future – the Maisha Mema (Better Life) they deserve as any other child in this world!

Check out the new Tigoni Maisha Mema Children's Home here




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Jomo Kenyatta International Air port reflects the weather in Soweto, while Tigoni is 500 meters higher (at 2.100 meters) and mostly 3 - 5 degrees colder  :-)


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Family research, stamps and much more!

(click on the yellow link at left! - or here)


Maisha Mema
Jonny & Marianne Haldimann Mydland
P.O. Box

00621 Nairobi V/Mkt, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 722 806 573 (mobile)






For sponsors of children, please use these addresses if you want to write to your child using e-mail: (German) (Norwegian / English)


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