Tamu, a Swahili word meaning "sweet" is a small village in Muhoroni, Kenya. The name is quite appropriate as Muhoroni is part of a commercial sugar production belt and Tamu is surrounded by plantations.
It is in this village that Mama Joyce began the legacy of raising AIDS orphaned children in the family compound. Soon after Tamu Orphans Support Fund was created, we realized the home was not big enough to house all the children who needed help. Since a family-based environment seemed to work well, we decided to support additional children in their own villages with their own kin.
The Tamu home still exists and supports a number of children. However, many of the supported children now live in vetted households throughout the local area.