A lot has been happening since we started this journey…

Download our information package  to have  a read about our detailed progress and milestones in this timeline


Our team continues to expand locally, nationally, and globally to include

  • board of directors
  • fundraising facilitators
  • administration and communication assistants
  • marketing, finance, and retail leaders
  • business advisors
  • education and housing mentors (Kenya
  • architect, lawyer, and contractors (Kenya)


Umoja has partnered with some influential and charitable organisations:

  • proudly sponsored by  Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise (QLD)
  • proudly associated with Rotary Club of Diani Beach (Kenya)
  • proudly a project of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS):  Project Number 51/2011-2012



In 5.5 years, Umoja and friends of Umoja have fundraised through official events and personal efforts including

  • Trivia Nights
  • Annual charity golf days
  • Annual gala dinners
  • Annual World’s Biggest Dinner Party
  • Wine and Cheese Nights
  • Original nights of music
  • Movie nights and drop-in centres
  • Garage sales
  • Sporting match donations
  • Sponsorship for personal goals, such as Mt Kilimanjaro climbs
  • Collection boxes
  • Merchandise sales
  • Raffles and auctions
  • Donations and automatic transfer commitments
  • Umoja writing competitions
  • Guest speaking
  • Third party fundraising



Together we have reached our milestones






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Founder and volunteers from Umoja gave back to locals in Kenya by

  • visiting other orphanages to help out wherever needed
  • assisting in permaculture training for farmhands from other orphanages
  • teaching and guiding orphanage staff on new learning strategies
  • educating children in literacy, numeracy, and the arts
  • engaging locals managers and contractors who will in turn employ other locals
  • purchasing building materials from local retailers to help support their families
  • employment of local Kenyans to build help build our perimeter fence employment of Mammas to cook for our training courses we hold on our land
  • Casual employment of local Kenyans at planting time and harvesting time
  • 2 Umoja team members sponsoring 2 Kenyan locals through sewing school to become a qualified tailer and through university to become a social worker for Umoja



Umoja has continued to uphold our vision by

  • giving hope to orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya
  • raising money to begin building an orphanage that would give more children a second chance at life
  • opening our orphanage on July 30th 2016
  • making positive changes in the lives of local Kenyans by starting a cycle of employment
  • remaining not-for-profit


For our progress download our Download our information package detailing our progress from having nothing to where we are now.



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Umoja Orphanage Kenya is a Project of the Sunrise Rotary Club Bundaberg 
RAWCS Project Number 51/2011-12
Umoja's founder Cathy is a member of Fitzroy Rotary Club District 9570

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