LARCOD was founded by people local to this area.
 
We see the needs of vulnerable children and women and hope for a brighter future for our community. Some of us were orphaned or vulnerable children ourselves. Some of us have been able to achieve education and good employment. We are inspired to help others do the same, but there are currently so many in need that it is very challenging.

Erick Wara - Chairman

Erick is the principal of a local secondary school.
In addition to being Chairman of LARCOD, he cares for and supports three orphans.

Having worked as a teacher since 1996, I have to nurture students from all walks of life however, the most captivating and challenging experience has always got to do with orphans. They are plenty in our community, and some end-up being totally homeless upon the death of their parents. It is this kind of scenario that drove us into forming LARCOD in order to open fresh windows of life's pursuit to such destitute children.

Aside from responsibility as the principal of a local secondary school, I am directly supporting three such orphans whom I have taken into my custody, besides driving the activities of LARCOD. At times, life comes to a kind of a stand still for the orphans, but that is why organizations like ours exist to lift the spirit of many such children.

Hellen Staula - Secretary & Coordinator

Hellen's mother died when she was 8 and she and her 5 siblings were separated into different households. Life was a struggle both physically and emotionally, but she was able to stay in school and become a trained counselor.  In addition to her many activities with LARCOD, she is employed at a hospital and often takes vulnerable children into her home.

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Joshua Omondi Magayi -

Organizer Secretary and Representative of Youth Affairs

Joshua grew up in a Kisumu slum. His father died when he was small and his mother died eight years later, which left him responsible for the care of his 5 siblings. The challenges he and his siblings faced to stay in school and find basic necessities opened his eyes. These experiences made him passionate about supporting other children in this situation and his work with LARCOD.

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Daniel Okweh - Treasurer

Daniel’s father died when he was young and he had to struggle to find school fees. He was able to graduate and is employed in Banking. He and his wife have brought multiple orphans into their home, but they see more in need then they can help on their own, so they helped form LARCOD.

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Photo Gallery

 


Titus is a bright boy who's grandparents are raising him and several other children. LARCOD helps him stay in school.
 


Monica fosters Fidel in her home so that he has good care and a loving family environment. Hellen often visits them.
 


Kerina leads a women's group. They meet at members homes to share information and plan income generating activities.
 


Val's mother belongs to a Women's group which helps her generate income to feed her children.