Phyllis began caring for orphaned Kenyan children in the early 1960s. Since then she has been a tireless advocate for Africa’s children, founding the Lewa Children’s Home and the Kipkeino Primary School. She also created the Baraka Farm: from a barren piece of land to a thriving dairy farming center, providing milk and food for the children of the Home and School and selling surplus on the market to generate income. 

“I always dreamed of setting up a school for orphaned children. I started with five and then I never looked back. I kept going.”

-- Phyllis Keino

For the last ten years she has also served as the volunteer spokesperson for Bread and Water Africa UK, travelling all over the world to spread the message about our work – she was recently honoured in Canada with the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 award, as well as in Uganda by the East African Association of Grantmakers, for her unwavering commitment to the children of Kenya.