Little Sisters of the Poor

Nyumba Ya Wazee

Our story

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.

Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

We, take care of the elderly poor of all nationalities and religious beliefs, around the world. In Kenya we have established homes in Mombasa and Nairobi. In Nairobi, ”NYUMBA YA WAZEE” as it is called familiarly is situated opposite the Ceremonial gates of Kasarani the International Sports Complex (Safaricom Arena), between the Consol Factory and the SAFARICOM found next to Neema Hospital. We help one another in this mission with staffs who are employed and this chain we have also our friends who support us in all kind of ways.This makes us belong to one family all at the service of the less fortunate old people. We have to be little in our way of serving them.

About The Home

In the Home we care for 72 elderly poor People who live in the home and others come on a daily basis to bathe, change their clothes and have meals. We also have our friends who come every Tuesday from very poor families to collect all kinds of things which we share with them like; food, clothing toiletries etc. We take them as from 65 years old and above. For the moment they ages range from 72 to 106 years. We give preference to the poorest and the neediest. Most of the Elderly people are sick and infirm and need a lot of care as well as medical attention. Our home in Nairobi exists since 1985 thanks to the generosity of all well-wishers. As we have no fixed income two Little Sisters go out daily to beg from house to house, shop to shop, to different offices, factories, and markets to collect whatever help we may get to maintain the Home. We depend solely on the charity and the generosity that God inspires the hearts of our friends and benefactors. We depend on them to meet the daily needs in all the necessary provisions, water, gas, electricity, medical care, Maintenance and staff salaries etc.