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.

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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.

I grew up in the rural part of Homa Bay County in a polygamous home, which is a common family structure in many parts of Africa. My father died when I was still young and I had to struggle with the support of my elder brother to raise my own school fees. I thank God that I made it to school and I eventually got employed in Banking.
When I eventually got married, my house become a home for so many orphaned children, and at some point I realized that my own children are also growing up and I was soon going to be overwhelmed as my income and that of my wife put together still could not sustain us with the children.
It was at this point that we decided to register LARCOD so that the plight of the orphans could be adequately addressed.

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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.