Fadhili is a Swahili word that means compassion or mercy.
Fadhili Trust began in May, 2001 as a home based care program which sought to empower pastors and community leaders by training them to take care of persons affected by HIV. During this time, mortality rates were high due to lack of awareness and shortage of Anti-retroviral Therapy. The program lost some parents due to AIDS, and their children were left with no one to take care of them in terms of school fees and primary needs. Fadhili Trust’ response to this situaiton was to start the Watoto Wetu (Our Children) program in order to support these children’s schooling needs. Since then, the program has expanded to support 30 to 35 students every year.
This program is highly dependent on well-wishers and generous donations. Our long term goal is to have an income generating project that would ensure the children’s education needs are taken care of and many more future generations would benefit from the same. Until this program is self-sufficient, we remain grateful to God for providing people with a big heart and who have come alongside us to help send vulnerable children to school.