Dorothy Musimbi Selebwa
Dorothy Musimbi Selebwa, Clerk of the United Society of Friends Women for Kenya, is the most important person in this project. Dorothy became aware of the needs of the many area orphans, envisioned and initiated the project, and has seen it to fruition with her steadfast leadership and tireless energy.
United Society of Friends Women – Kakamega
Dorothy works very closely with the women on the USFW-Kakamega Executive Committee, who have also devoted their lives to the project. With love and constant prayer, they have overcome hundreds of obstacles to see the Care Centre, Homebased Program, and High School Sponsorships become resounding, ongoing successes.
Dorothy’s works closely with Dorcus Lusceno, the Project Treasurer. Dorcus is a retired high school headmistress, whose experience in running institutions is invaluable to the Kakamega Orphan Project. She believes in transparent fiscal responsibility and sends monthly finance statements that indicate how the donations are being used.
Sukie Rice runs Friends of Kakamega out of her home in Freeport, Maine. She is a teacher and choral director by trade but says that Friends of Kakamega is her God-given call. She spearheads many aspects of Friends of Kakamega, including fundraising, organization, and publicity and leads most of the summer service trips. She and Joan Mueller, Treasurer of Friends of Kakamega, oversee the donations received and the fiscal integrity of the organization.
Friends of Kakamega Board of Directors
In the United States, Maine Quakers Sukie Rice, Sharon Salmon and Molly Duplisea met Dorothy and founded Friends of Kakamega in 2002. Friends of Kakamega grew considerably and currently has a board of 7 women and 2 men, all of whom have been to Kakamega and are committed to seeing that the project remains healthy and continues to serve the children well. The Friends of Kakamega Board oversees all aspects of the organization. 2015 Board members include: Judith Bradshaw Brown, Pat Chanterelle, Anne Daly, Rachel Krawczyk, Carra McFadden, John McFadden, Mitch Newlin, Sukie Rice, and Sharon Salmon.
Explore the links below to learn more about the Orphan Project of Kakamega.