Openhand Children's Home

The new building

We’re very happy that we have almost reached one of our biggest goals. Thanks to the willing support of many people and especially of Knorr Bremse Global Care e.V. the Openhand Orphanage’s new building started to be built in January 2011.

members of our fundraising group on the newly purchased plot of landzoom

Already during our last stay in Nairobi in August 2010, we were able to visit the two hectares of land, which was able to be bought by the Orphanage’s administration thanks to donations from Kenyan organisations.


The land is in Kitengala, around 25 km southeast from Nairobi in a safe area with electricity and good schools nearby. The land is in the middle of fields and small farms, where the children can grow up and learn without the stress of the big city.

on the building site zoom
a well is dug zoom

After a hut was erected in March 2011 and also the electricity was put on a well was started to be drilled in April 2011 with the help of Living Water International, so that water is always available, and so that the home can support itself.

the ground breaking ceremony zoom
the ground breaking ceremony zoom

Phone +49 (0) 7851 / 99470


Förderverein Karibu Openhand. e.V. · Einstein-Gymnasium Kehl · Haydnstr. 3 · 77694 Kehl / Germany · Phone +49 (0) 7851 / 99470 ·