Friends of Double Joy – £90
The trustees are delighted to make an award to the Friends of Double Joy.
‘Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow’ Swedish proverb….
Friends of Double Joy is a grassroots UK charity which raises money for Double Joy Children’s Farm, an orphanage in western Kenya.
Double Joy was opened in 1994 by Mary Hinde (a UK citizen), after seeing the devastating impact of the AIDs epidemic, leaving many children without both parents. The orphanage is now home to 85 vulnerable children whose parents were the victims of AIDs and other severe illnesses. Double Joy offers these amazing children a safe, stable and loving home and a good education to help them into adult life.
There are no UK staff salaries or administration costs. Double Joy employs 34 local staff and is well known in the local Kenyan area. Mary Hinde, who is self-funding, continues to live on site in her 80s to oversee the care of these children. All money is spent at source.
Currently, the orphanage provides a safe and stable home to 85 children and supports 40 children through private Kenyan education.
The Griffin Law Foundation is a charity registered in England & Wales with charity number 1183766 with its principal office at 60 Churchill Square, West Malling, Kent ME19 4YU.