Eunice Murage has been working with street children since 2007, when a street boy tried to steal her bag and the Lord gave her a desire to help boys leave the streets. In 2011, Kristen and Eunice began working on the streets together until coming to the Shelter in 2014. Eunice volunteers as co-director of the Shelter while she works full time as a risk management consultant in Nairobi. She lives in Nairobi with her husband, Isaac and their son Owen.
Kristen Lowry moved to Kenya in 2008. During an assignment on street children, Kristen was burdened for the boys and felt the calling to devote her time to helping them. She returned to Kenya in 2010, where she spent four years working alongside Eunice before coming to the Shelter. Kristen currently lives in Tanzania with her husband, Daniel and their daughter Serafina.
Daniel is as our administrator, and overseas the day-to-day operation of the Shelter. He has been at the Shelter for seven years, where he has also overseen the educational curriculum, served as a house parent and also taught in the classroom. In addition, Daniel facilitates talent development through games and sports activities.
"I feel motivated to se the life of kids changing. The part that encourages me most is finding a boy who had lost hope for education and then is able to go back to school. Witnessing a boy changing from street boy to a graduate in different field gives me strength to work harder."
Moses is the head of our social work department, and is responsible for identifying boys on the streets, preparing them for rescue, and their rehabilitation while at Shelter. He also conducts home visits for the purpose of reuniting children with their families. He is particularly interested in talent identification among children living in the streets and those housed in Shelter. John has served at the Shelter for two years.
"The reason I desire to work at Shelter is the passion I have for working with the less fortunate in society. What gives me hope is seeing a child undergo rehabilitation and later reform and join his family and community. This transformation always gives me hope and reason to continue working with this child always knowing well that God will help the child change to be a better person in future."
Associate SOCIAL WORKER
Isaiah joined our staff in 2016 after serving as an intern at the Shelter. He is a recent graduate of Kenyatta University.
Isaiah is primarily responsible for helping with family reunification, as well as completing follow ups with boys who have left the Shelter.
Paul has been at the Shelter for twelve years, serving as a house parent, nurse, and educator. He has a diploma in animal health/production and a certificate in community nursing. In addition to his other duties, Paul is in charge of all the animals at the Shelter, and teaches the boys how to care for them. Paul says that for him, the most rewarding part of working at the Shelter is the opportunity to “empower the boys with plenty of love, joy and confidence as their house parent.”
Francis is a Shelter alumni and talented artisan who now uses his skills to teach boys how to express themselves through art. He has worked at the Shelter for ten years. The sale of the beautiful beadwork helps support the Shelter. He has also received training in welding and helps with any metal work around the Shelter.
"I have a passion for my work and am happy when passing it to others who have faced the same challenges I faced when I was young."
Benard is a Shelter alumni and is responsible for preparing and serving all meals at the Shelter, as well as in training boys themselves how to cook. He is a former Shelter beneficiary and has served at the Shelter for twelve years.
"I love my job and I love Shelter because it changed my life and up to date helps me to better my life."
Peter serves as the head of our carpentry department, where he teaches boys woodworking and upholsters as well as the skills they will need to successfully run a small business. He has served at the Shelter for two years.
"I like being self sufficient. It makes me feel good when I give or teach manual skills that can make a boy to be self sufficient and work for the wellbeing of his family."