Kenya Children's Homes

Suswa Soila Girls Rescue Centre (SUSWA)

Suswa Soila Girls Rescue Centre (SUSWA) was established in 2005 in the heart of the Rift Valley, Kenya.  The project is a refuge and educational facility for Maasai girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early arranged marriage - still common practice and tradition in the Maasai community of Kenya.

With the co-operation of the local Chiefs and community elders, SUSWA provides these girls with a safe environment to live and receive a high quality education as an alternative path in life to FGM and early marriage and.  In turn, they receive the chance to empower and change their lives and those of generations to come.  In all cases, the girls’ parents/guardians have given their permission for their daughter to embark on this new way of life.

The project has grown significantly over the years and in 2023 supported 127 girls aged between 7 and 15 at Suswa itself, for whom KCH provides full care and includes older girls who have moved on to High School and University

SUSWA is run as a partnership between Kenya Children’s Homes (KCH) and the local community of Suswa.

To sponsor one of the Maasai girls for £10 per month please see the Get Involved section of our website.

Donations to the project can be made through or if you are interested in sponsoring one of the girls directly, please contact our Perth office Tel: +44 (0)1738 633264 or email