Usalama house was set up in 2010 following a spell spent in Tanzania volunteering
in orphanages. A charity was formed and we eventually found a house to rent in Oloirowa
on the slopes of Mount Meru. The children that came to live with us were initially
all local children is desperate need. They were referred to us by the local Lutheran
Pastor and the village Kijiji.
We run Usalama House as a home-from-home rather then as a traditional orphanage on
tradition African extended family lines.
All our staff have been with us from the beginning and are totally dedicated to the
In 2015 we were given a large donation from a Trust fund and were able to purchase
a piece of land nearby. We then built our very own house to suit our needs. That
house is there for as long as the children need it and will provide Catherine and
Anna with a pension.