On the 8th December 2023, the B&L team had the incredible opportunity to visit Mji wa Huruma, an elderly home center located in the leafy suburbs of Runda Estate, to spread Joy and companionship. The center provides care for old, abandoned, or sick individuals who have no known family.

Upon our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the Director, Miss Margaret, and the rest of the staff members. Miss Margaret gave us a detailed history of the center, which was built back in 1963 and is currently run by the City Council of Nairobi.

During our visit, we had the chance to interact one-on-one with the elderly residents. They were incredibly welcoming and excited to have visitors. We shared stories, laughter, and words of encouragement with them. We also had the opportunity to explore the facilities, including the farming activities they engage in, such as keeping livestock and planting various crops like vegetables.

While we learned that the home faces various challenges including lack of medical supplies, food supplies and insufficient workforce, we were gratified that  The Nairobi City County provides support for the payment of workers, medication, and meals. This support is complimented by the generosity of well-wishers who donate consumables and/ or help to refurbish / improve the existing facilities.

Our visit to Mji wa Huruma reminded us of the beauty of embracing gratitude in our daily lives. It was a humbling experience that reaffirmed the values of empathy and kindness that lie at the heart of B&L Group family.  Congratulations to Margaret and her team of caregivers who have truly created a natural home for these senior members of our society.

If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community, consider visiting the place, your presence can bring joy and companionship to the residents. Let’s make a difference together and spread some love.

The culmination of our year was marked by the joyous festivities of End of Year party, where the spirit of unity and familial bonds shone brightly.

Throughout the evening, we engaged in games and activities that brought us closer together as a team. Laughter filled the air as we competed in friendly challenges and celebrated each other’s achievements.

As the year comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude for your support. Wishing you a joyful and prosperous New Year! May the magic of the holidays bring you peace, happiness and fulfillment.