Our mission is simple; create a place where children can discover the security of having a place where they call home, and where all funds raised go directly to keeping children happy and healthy. No administration, travel or accommodation fees. 100% charity.

Over 15 years ago, Mary, Kevin and their children were on a family holiday in Kenya.

They visited a local village, and were struck by two things: the smiling happy nature of the kids, and the unbelievable poverty that they lived in.

After heading home, and wondering how to help, they decided to start The Good Life Orphanage, providing a safe and secure home for orphaned and abandoned children in the Kikambala area of Kenya.

Since opening in April 2008, over 100 children have come through the orphanage, receiving three meals every day, full medical support, education, and most importantly shown the love, care and respect they deserve.

"The Good Life Orphanage is a place where neglected, abandoned and impoverished children find a home, love, friendship and hope. They will all leave one day knowing that they are special, gifted and able to change their world. That is what makes it such a special place."

Father Gabriel Dolan

Our charity lives and breathes on the generosity of it's network. Hundreds of people give generously, safe in the knowledge that all of their money is going directly to the project.

Please Donate

Fundraising doesn’t mean you have to stand out in the cold, shaking a bucket of shrapnel. There are all kinds of ways to help. For the more adventurous amongst you, why not take on a challenge? If you have always fancied running a marathon, shaving your head, or climbing a mountain- why not use our page to get sponsored? Take a look at how people have helped us in the past.

"The Good Life Orphanage is the most incredible place run by incredible people. It provides not only a home and education to so many desperately needy children who otherwise may not even survive, but it gives them a family, provides love and support, teaches morals and manners and shows these children who have had the hardest of starts in life what it feels like to be loved. What seems like the smallest of contributions can sometimes make the biggest of differences. We feel privileged and honoured to be a part of the Good Life family and would encourage others to get involved too."

Phil and Julie Neville

Volunteers are a huge part of our charity, and we don't believe in seeing them as a way to make money—we see them as incredible sources of enrichment in the experiences of the children.

Since we first opened our gates, we’ve had volunteers helping out in every way you could imagine. Some have come over and taught yoga to the kids (and adults). Others came across and started a football team that is still going strong. One woman set up a preschool nursery for our younger children. When volunteers sign up, we learn what they are passionate about and how that can help the orphanage.

Read some testimonials from previous volunteers and download our information pack here.

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Any questions or want to get involved? Please get in touch with Mary, she'd love to hear from you.