Our Families

In our children’s villages, our house parents are so valuable to the vision of Mattaw. They make each house a home. We strongly believe in restoring what God intended for family to look like. All of our children were once labeled abandoned, orphaned, lost, forgotten, fatherless, but through God’s mercy we are able to place them in families where all labels are taken off. They are now children with a mother, father, and siblings.

“And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers” Malachi 4:6

Each house at Mattaw Children’s Villages is named a fruit of the spirit in swahili from Galatians 5:22.

 

Penda (Love) House

Our first house was opened in September 2008 and a family was formed. The father is Wycliff and mother is Flora.

Raha (Joy) Home

Julius and Christabelle are the father and mother of Raha home. The doors to this home opened in July of 2009.

Amani (peace) Home

Joseph and Grace are the father and mother of Amani home. The doors of this home were opened in July 2011.

Uvumulivu (patience) Home

Edwin and Judith are the father and mother in Umvumulivu home. This home was opened in March of 2012.

(Edwin is not pictured, he was on a trip, preaching and teaching. You can find a picture of him and Judith under our leadership tab)

Ukarimu (goodness) Home

Evans and Mercy are the father and mother in this home. We opened the doors to this home in March of 2014.

House 6

Ezekiel and Eunice are mother and father to this home. We opened the doors in January 2016. This is a temporary home for our oldest boys. Eventually we will have homes separated for older boys and older girls. According to law, the children have to leave when they are 18 years old unless housing is provided for them that is separate from the younger children. Most of our children come to us around ages 8-12 years old and have never been to school. We are committed to seeing them finish high school if they are able to and in order to do this, we will have a home for older boys and older girls.