Our children

Hello, we are the children of the Nice View Children's Village and the children from the village and the surrounding area. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your interest and support.

If you want to know more about us, how and why we came to Nice View, how we are doing or what we are doing, please click on the respective names or pictures.

Eliana

Eliana

On June 4, Nice View received a call from the Youth Welfare Office requesting that an approximately 3-month-old twin couple be accepted in Nice View.

Liam

Liam

On June 4, Nice View received a call from the Youth Welfare Office requesting that an approximately 3-month-old twin couple be accepted in Nice View. The mother had died at birth.

Hope

Hope

On May 6th 2016, our team in Kenya received yet another call from the local youth welfare office. They said that a baby in Diani, around 2 weeks old, urgently needed help.

Natalie

After a young English physician (Dr. Natalie) was fighting for her life in the hospital for 10 days and nights, Gudrun could pick up Rahma Natalie (we call her Natalie) on 14. August 2015.

Daniel

Daniel

On Sunday morning, 2nd of June 2013, we received a phone call from the local police. A baby was abandoned near Ramisi River.

Jamila

Jamila

On 09 October an approximately 2 1/2 years old girl was brought by the Youth Welfare Office and will stay at least for the time being with us. Due to burns she has bad scars, which were probably never treated right. Because of a bulge on the chin, she cannot even close the mouth properly.

Oliver

Oliver

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Timo

Timo

On 19 March 2012 the Youth Welfare Office got in touch by phone. An approximately 10 months old child was in need of help. Subsequently we asked the Youth Welfare Office to come by with the child to discuss further actions, and the head of the Youth Welfare office visited us together with a woman an

Gabriel

Gabriel

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Jay

Jay

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Faith im Juni 2010

Faith

On 02 June 2010, a woman took notice of a young mother and her approximately 2 months old baby on our beach. The mother was sitting on the baby, and it looked like she was planning to asphyxiate it. The woman took the baby from the mother and brought both to the Youth Welfare Office.

Lisa after 2 days in Nice View

Lisa

On 09 January, I, Gudrun Dürr, am called to the phone by our accountant Jimmy. It is urgent he says. On the line our social worker Cosmas. The Youth Welfare Office got in touch. A baby, approximately 5 days old, needs to be picked up at the police station in Diani.

Tim 2009

Tim

Our Nice View family is growing… On 13 June 2009, we received once again a phone call from the Youth Welfare Office. A newborn cannot stay with his mother and needs to be picked up.

Michelle

Mr Gitau from the Youth Welfare Office was very hesitant to call us, since he knew at the time that we had no space. However, since he knows we take care of babies very well, he had decided to give it a try.

Naomi

On 21 November 2009, we were called to come to the hospital in Msambweni. What we found at the hospital was a malnourished 14-month old girl named Naomi.

April 2012

Kea

Kea (1 year) and the twins Mwanamgeni and Maimuna (4 years) joined our Nice View family on 29Jun2009.

November 2010

Caroline

In July 2007, a local acquaintance told me about a mentally unstable woman in an advanced state of pregnancy spending everyday in a shopping centre near the tourist centre Diani Beach.

Ali

Ali

Ali is approximately 8 years old and comes originally from Tanzania. The police assumes that he was sold to Kenya and was abandoned once he was not needed or wanted anymore.

Antony

Antony

On Friday, 05 December 2008, I (Gudrun Dürr) accompanied the sick Mwanasha to our general practitioner Dr. Mashanga. In the clinic I received a phone call from the Youth Welfare Office with the request if we could accommodate additional children.

Antony & Zwillingsschwester Teresia im Dezember 2008

Teresia

On Friday, 05 December 2008, I (Gudrun Dürr) accompanied the sick Mwanasha to our general practitioner Dr. Mashanga. In the clinic I received a phone call from the Youth Welfare Office with the request if we could accommodate additional children.

Januar 2013

Neema (II)

On 21 November 2009, we were called to come to the hospital in Msambweni. What we found at the hospital was a malnourished 14-month old girl named Naomi. A mother, entirely desperate or confused, sat at the sick bed with her three little children: Neema around 3 years old...

Agape beim Kochen im Slum

Agape

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need.

Steven März 2007

Steven

On Friday, 26.01.07, Gudrun was informed by the Youth Welfare Office in Kwale that a little baby has been found next to a waterhole in the bush near the Tanzanian border, and that has been brought to the hospital in Msambweni.

Maimuna (Mona)

Maimuna (Mona)

Maimuna (4 years), her twin sister Mwanamgeni and her little brother Kea (1 year) joined our Nice View family on 29Jun2009.

Mia - August 2014

Mwanamgeni (Mia)

Mwanamgeni (4 years), her twin sister Maimuna and her little brother Kea (1 year) joined our Nice View family on 29Jun2009.

Joshua auf der Farm im November 2008

Joshua

On Wednesday, 29 June 2005, we received a call from the Youth Welfare Office with the information that a baby was abandoned in Ukunda. It was brought to the hospital by the police on Sunday, and Gudrun went to look for the baby at the hospital immediately.

Jolene Februar 2008

Jolene

A little girl, reduced to a skeleton and approximately 3 weeks old, was found in a bush, nearby Diani-Beach (South Coast). In fact her chances to survive were little, since she weighed two kilograms only and had problems in breathing.

2011: auf der Fahrt nach Makobe

Moses

Moses was freed out of his ´prison´ in a dramatic rescue operation. He was alone in a dark and completely empty room in Mombasa. This tragic event was even broadcasted on the Kenyan news.

Nico

Nicolas-Antony

In the afternoon of September 27, 2008 we received an urgent call from the hospital in Msambweni. I (Gudrun Dürr) was asked to have a look at a four-year-old boy in the children's medical unit as soon as possible.

Februar 2010

Mary Kamau

In April 2008, the village elder of Ukunda found Mary alone on the road in Diani Beach/Ukunda. He took the child to the police in Ukunda.

Fredrick im November 2008

Fredrick Musyoki

As told by Francis: Four brothers had to accept constant changes of location, due to the fathers work. Francis, the oldest, had suffered most, since he had to always change school. In June 2006, he left school in the 5th class. Martin, who is now 7 years old, never went to school.

Oma & Shani....

Shani

Shani came to us on Thursday, 5th of August 2004, and has somewhat settled down in the meantime. He becomes 6 months on 18 August 2004 and needs a lot of attention and love.

Juni 2011: Deborah vor ihrem 'Schlafzimmer' im Slum

Deborah

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot.

Sarah im März 2007

Sarah

A young mother abandoned her approximately 3 months old baby in the bush, condemned to death. But the little one was lucky.

Amaton im Jahr 2003

Noah-Amaton

A young woman handed over her baby to a secretary in an office in Kwale, with the request to take care of him for a few minutes, since she wanted to go to the bathroom.

Juma im November 2008

Juma

It is difficult to say 'No' when children are in need. Therefore, we decided to accommodate four more children on November 26th, 2008. We wanted to avoid the situation of their getting separated and spread over different children's homes.

Ndolo im November 2008

Ndolo Hezron

As told by Francis: Four brothers had to accept constant changes of location, due to the fathers work. Francis, the oldest, had suffered most, since he had to always change school. In June 2006, he left school in the 5th class. Martin, who is now 7 years old, never went to school.

Regina

Regina

In the evening of 05 February 2013, an officer of the Youth Welfare Office paid us an unexpected visit. With him was a 13 years old girl who had to be rescued from a forced marriage.

Leah im August 2014

Leah

Leah came to us in August 2001. At that time she was just 3 months old. Her mother was 13 years old and still a child herself. Her grandparents are very poor and do not even have accommodation.

Dorothy Shali (Trix)

On Friday, 13 February 2009, two siblings, who are situated in an extreme emergency according to the Youth Welfare Office, were adopted. The girl, Trix is 9 years old, her brother Boni 11.

Lavenda erstes Foto in 2008

Lavenda Achieng

Lavenda was made an orphan at age 2. After the death of her parents (the father died in 1999 - the mother one year later), the brother of her mother accommodated her. There she was tolerated only and not loved.

Mickey (Bild von November 2008 im Nice-View-Children`s-Village)

Mickey

It is difficult to say 'No' when children are in need. Therefore, we decided to accommodate four more children on November 26th, 2008.

Martin Februar 2008

Martin Musembi

As told by Francis: Four brothers had to accept constant changes of location, due to the fathers work. Francis, the oldest, had suffered most, since he had to always change school.

2013

Mwanajuma

It is difficult to say 'No' when children are in need. Therefore, we decided to accommodate four more children on November 26th, 2008. We wanted to avoid the situation of their getting separated and spread over different children's homes. S

Moses II

Moses II

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot.

Sheila erstes Bad Juli 2008

Sheila

Hello, I am Sheila! On July 16th 2008, my new Mama (Mama Gudrun) received once again a phone call from the police.

Daniel im April 2006

Daniel

Our little Daniel, only two 2 weeks old, came down with Malaria and was fighting for his life for almost 3 days and nights.

Stacey im Januar 2007 in Nice-View

Stacey

On 29 January 2007, we admitted Stacey: Three days after Steven came to us, there was another appeal for help of the Youth Welfare Office.

Sherine im April 2006

Sherine

Begin of April 2006, Samuel, his little sister Sherine and his mother were found in the bush, almost starved, and brought to the hospital.

Mai 2005 Gudrun mit Neema

Neema

May 2005: Karibu Neema! Karibu means welcome and we dearly welcome little Neema in our Nice View family.

Baraka

Baraka

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot.

Samuel mit seiner Schwester Sherine im Krankenhaus von Msambweni

Samuel

Begin of April 2006, Samuel, his little sister Sherine and his mother were found in the bush, almost starved, and brought to the hospital.

Betty

End of March 2004, ‘Beth’ (Betty), approximately 6 month old, came to us. Her sixteen year old mother was against her will to get married with an elderly man.

Juni 2011

Amani

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot.

2001 Anna kurz nachden sie zu uns kam

Anna

Anna has been with us since November 2001. Her single mother died in a car accident and she later came to live with her grandmother, who got then very ill. We decided to accommodate her.

Boni am Tag als er nach Nice-View kam....

David Magiri (BONVENTURE, Boni)

On Friday, 13 February 2009, two siblings, who are situated in an extreme emergency according to the Youth Welfare Office, were adopted. The girl, Trix is 9 years old, her brother Boni 11.

Juni 2011: Neema (rechts) und Deborah vor ihrem 'Schlafzimmer' im Slum

Neema III

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot.

Ibrahim

Ibrahim

It is difficult to say 'No' when children are in need. Therefore, we decided to accommodate four more children on November 26th, 2008. We wanted to avoid the situation of their getting separated and spread over different children's homes.