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Restore lives and spread the light of the gospel.

Waweza Movement exists to rescue, restore, and develop vulnerable children. - James 1:27.

Your donation makes a difference!

Checks can be made out to

Waweza Movement and sent to:

Waweza Movement

P.O. Box 58520

Cincinnati, OH 45258

Give Hope

Restore lives and spread the light of the gospel.

Waweza Movement exists to rescue, restore, and develop the least and forgotten ones. - James 1:27.

Checks can be made out to Waweza Movement and sent to:

Waweza Movement

P.O. Box 58520

Cincinnati, OH 45258

Girl in doorway

Programs

Rescue Center

We house 40 kids at the Waweza Movement Rescue Center for vulnerable children. The center has been open since June 2011.

School

More than 50 kids are able to go to school every day without concern of where their tuition or meals will come from thanks to your support.

Computer Lab

Our facility is has a fully equipped computer lab with 10 separate work stations. The kids are learning computer and IT skills including Microsoft and Adobe programs.

Trade Training

Learning vocational skills is vital for kids to transition into adulthood and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. We bring in local experts to teach the kids vocational skills and farming on a regular basis.

Customers served! 40 Children cared for in 2021
Customers served! 40 KENYAN STAFF PAID A LIVING WAGE AND FULL BENEFITS 
Customers served! 40 MEALS SERVED IN 2021

Our Mission

The term Waweza means enabling someone, or you can.

Waweza Movement exists to rescue, restore, and develop the least and the forgotten. We restore hope to impoverished communities by creating sustainable projects that provide safety, physical and emotional restoration, spiritual enrichment and biblical discipleship, as well as the skills, jobs and resources needed to lift communities out of poverty and into abundance. Our purpose is to restore the dignity of the individual, share the love of Jesus with them, teach them valuable skills, and enable them to give to others in need.

Our Philosophy

01.


Rescue

Children must be rescued from abusive, coercive and dangerous situations and brought into a safe environment where basic needs are met.

02.


Restore

Kids who have suffered abuse and neglected have spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs that have to be addressed. Family ties should be restored if possible.

03.


Develop

For the cycle of poverty to be broken, kids must to be trained in character, discipline and, vocational skills to live a life of independence. We believe that faith in Jesus is the only way to truly bring lasting transformation.

Our Team

Our Story

How it began

Megan Lewin originally started going to Kenya with her parents Bill and Beth Murphy in 2001. In March of 2009, 19-year-old Megan went back to Kenya to spend two weeks serving the poor. While there, she was devastated by the orphan population, in particular the street children and fell in love with these fatherless and motherless children. Two months later, in May, Megan returned to Africa in response to the Lord’s calling, and this new found love for orphans. For the next 6 weeks she spent time in orphanages, hospitals, fed the hungry, and shared the love of Jesus. With this love in her heart Megan came back and started Waweza Movement. In early 2011 construction began on the Waweza Movement Rescue Center.

Megan on  the Rock at Waweza Movement

What happened next

The Waweza Movement Rescue Center officially opened in June of 2011. Since then, the Waweza Movement Rescue Center has been a safe haven for more than 50 children rescued from lives of rape, abuse and extortion. Not only have these children been rescued from unthinkable pain and suffering, but they are thriving above and beyond where they would have been if they had never gone through such terrible trauma. Many of our kids are now graduating college and trade training programs.

Where we are heading

When a child is rescued from an abusive situation, the fight is only beginning. We have fought  for the physical safety of our kids, as well as for their hearts, minds, and their future. Now we continue on the long road towards restoration through counseling, biblical teaching, and, when possible, bridging the kids back into their families. The work doesn't stop there, for the cycle of poverty to break, the kids must have hard skills so they can gain employment and secure a future for themselves independent of our support. The future of our organization will entail a heavy focus on community development and trade training programs.

A girl wearing a colorful dress in a kitchen.

Stories we are proud of

Bridgit


Bridgit’s mother sent her away after her father passed away. She ended up living with her grandmother in a state of poverty. After scoring well on her eighth-grade exams, Bridgit was accepted into a good high school, but her grandmother could not afford to send her. God provided a sponsor for her to attend high school, but in her second year, her sponsor passed away, and so Bridgit couldn’t afford to finish school.

Our leadership team in Kenya found out about Bridgit’s situation. We were able to step in and help Bridgit finish high school and college. She recently graduated with a degree in teaching.

Faith


After finishing eighth grade, Faith wasn’t able to afford high school. At the age of 15, she got married. She suffered for five years in an abusive marriage and finally ran away. Prospects for a divorced 20-year-old woman with no education in Kenya are dire, so Faith decided to join a group of Kenyan women looking for work in Saudi Arabia.

Women are often lured from Kenya to countries in the middle east with promises of lucrative jobs but often find themselves in hostile working conditions, or as slaves with their travel documents confiscated. Faith was miraculously able to make her way back to Kenya after a short time.

When Faith arrived back home, she reached out to our director in Kenya because she wanted to attend high school, even though she would be much older than the other kids in her classes. Faith is now about to graduate high school and has her sights set on becoming a nurse.

John


John’s parents both died, leaving him no choice but to live with his aunt. His relatives turned out to be abusive, making him work with little food and no pay instead of sending him to school.

When John was at his breaking point, having gone without food or water for several days, a teacher made our team aware of his situation. After verifying the severity of his situation, we were able to bring him to live at the Rescue Center, where he has been for the last five years. John will soon graduate high school and join a trade school.