Expenses and Costs

In May 2006, we started with 15 orphans,and through the years more have come to join us. Today, we are taking care of 35 children. We would like to increase the number of children we are taking care of when we have access to more funding.

In terms of school fees the cost of 1 child in

  • primary school :       USD 50 per month
  • secondary school :    USD 500 per month

2010 breakdown of expenses

14% School Fees
26% Administration Costs
11% Food
36% Building
13% Transport

Ways we try to reduce costs

We have been able to decrease the cost of food with the development of farming on our plot of land, such as maize, spinach and others vegetables. Theses vegetables are used solely for the orphans. To boost our income, we are selling water to the local community. This brings a yearly revenue of USD 1400.

Future Projects

In the near future we are planning to build a primary school for our children and the community at large.

The final school will have:

  •     18 Classrooms
  •     5 Administration Offices
  •     Assembly Hall / Dining room
  •     Staff quarters
  •     10 Toilets
  •     3 300M2

The cost of the complete project is around USD 625 000. We will build the school in stages. As soon as we have the money, we want to start building 7 of the classrooms.

The cost of these 7 classrooms is as follows:

Foundation: USD 8 807

Super structure:    USD 5 132

Finishes:                   USD 4 622

Roof:                           USD 1 3 750

Labour:                     USD 6 464

Total:                         USD 38 775

Support Us

Morning Star Children’s Home is a charitable non-profit organisation relying solely on donations. It has a board of members, directors and professional staff who provide assistance to the management committee. These include qualified Auditors, Financial Managers and Business Consultants.

If you wish to support us, you can either:

We welcome any gift such as:

  •     Food (rice, maize, beans, etc…)
  •     Furniture: chairs, tables, TV, etc …
  •     Energy : Coal, fuel, etc…

Send us your support by bank transfer using the details below:

Bank: Co-operative Bank

Address: Ngong Road Branch, Nairobi, Kenya

Branch Code: 11051

Account name: Morning Star Children’s Home

Account n°: 1128098917901

Swift code: KCOOKEMA

Please do not send us cheques as the fees are very high

Morningstar Children's Home
Standard Chartered Bank
Harambee Avenue
Account number: 8702077515600 (USD)
Swift Code: SCBLKENX
Nairobi, Kenya

Morningstar Children's Home
Co operative bank of Kenya
Donholm Branch
Account number: 01128098917900
Swift Code: KC00KENA
Bank code: 11000
Branch code: 11087
P. O box 48231-00100
Nairobi- Kenya
Kangundo road

You are welcome to send us money though M’pesa (Safaricom services).

M-PESA mobile phone : +254 7 05 14 61 33


Beneficiary Name: Beatrice Wanjiru Mwangi
Beatrice Wanjiru Mwangi is the wife of pastor Stephen Gachengo and director of Morning Star Children’s Home. As soon as the money is received, a receipt will be sent to you.

Beneficiary Phone Number:    +254 7 05 14 61 33
Beneficiary Address:                   1690, Furaha Court, Nairobi, Kenya

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