Wanyuri is a word from Lamnso -my mother tongue- meaning “child of Yuri”. Yuri was my mothers name which means “listen”. My mum by her very own nature was a woman who gived and served others. She would happily give out our lunch to hungry strangers and would later on figure out what we would eat at home. She helped many kids from the streets and fed so many with the little she had. In short, my mum’s way of living and my husband’s experience in helping orphanages in Africa is the reason I got the inspiration for this charity organization. By becoming a part of Wanyuri we can all make an impact on improving the quality of life of the underprivileged. When you give, it puts a smile on someones face.
I come from a society where in every neighborhood there is that one infant playing around, while others are at school due to the fact that the parents can not afford the child’s fees or a teenage girl getting married because no one could afford her tuition fees for higher eduction. That one family that can not afford two meals on the table. That single mother who can not afford medication or consulting fees for her sick baby….
Now I live in a society where people have problems too, but basic necessities like food, medical health, shelter and education are covered. Most of the parents and children here have never experienced hunger, not being sure of having a slice of bread for dinner or drinking portable water.
For this reason, I thought to myself to team up with my husband and create a platform where we can show people the rate of uncovered necessities that still exist in Africa and even though there is a large number of natural resources that exist but are not exploited by the local people themselves.