A Guidestar 

certified non-profit

A place of healing and growth for orphans in Kenya

Supporting long term health through education, community connection, and sustainable systems




The gift of hope, love & sustainability.

100% of all donations go directly to the children of Watoto World Center in Kenya. 

WatotoWorld, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished orphans in Kenya, by doing everything possible to ensure the children are given the basic human needs to survive.  With love, compassion and a commitment to education and sustainability, we strive to ensure each child will be provided every opportunity to reach his and her fullest potential.


We nurture and support the entire child while she is in our care.  Stability, therapy, nourishing food, education and a whole lot of love.  When a child feels safe in a caring environment, her natural resilience can emerge. It's amazing to witness the children flourish and begin to support each other's healing.

School provides structure, intellectual stimulation, and builds foundational skills towards a stable future.


With the support of our donors, we have worked hard to make Watotoworld as self-sustaining as possible. A borehole to bring water. Efficient Solar Power. Organic farming. Energy-efficient stoves. 


Watoto World Center sells vegetables to many community members, who can then turn around and profit from their sales to residents of their own villages. Self-sustaining farming is the way to go!


A thriving, healthy community is more able to take care of the vulnerable, including children. We work with the greater community to help create an environment where children can thrive.


Some of the children in our care have guardians that are willing but not able to care for the children for a variety of reasons.  We work closely with the local government to find and support the long term environments of the children in our care.



Short term, WatotoWorld's mission is to rescue and rehabilitate more orphans and vulnerable children, while at the same time expanding the new WatotoWorld facility.  In addition, we continue to work on self-sustaining projects while providing the necessary support and education for eventual independence.

Currently, most projects of this kind are concentrated within major urban centers.  WatotoWorld's focus is on the rural hinterlands.  With success in this area, it is our goal to motivate institutions, government and donor agencies and individuals to go to work in these neglected areas that present a socio-economic time bomb.

With your support, WatotoWorld can continue to address the critical need to reach rural areas and promote social and economic empowerment to disadvantaged people. Thank you for your consideration. 

WatotoWorld, Inc. does not deduct administrative costs from donations. 

100% of funds raised go directly to the children.

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CONTACT Simmie Issenberg   email: scissenberg@comcast.net  |  phone: US (1) 978 204 4360  | Kenya +254 703 839 176

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100% OF ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT THE CHILDREN.   All Administrative and Promotional Costs are privately funded.

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