Welcome to Sarepta Rescue Center

Sarepta Rescue Center, located in Zimmerman, Nairobi, Kenya, is a dedicated organization providing shelter and support to vulnerable children, teens, and youth. Since its establishment in 2018 by Zipporah Njogu, Sarepta has been a beacon of hope for orphaned, abandoned, and street children, offering them a place they can truly call Home.

Behind The Name

Sarepta is Swahili for the Hebrew name Zarephath. The Bible tells us that Zarephath’s widow, and her son had nothing. She was preparing what she believed to be hers and her son’s last meal when the Prophet Elijah sent by God shows up asking for shelter and food.

She said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.” 1 Kings 17:12 CSB. Then Elijah said to her, “The flour jar will not become empty, and the oil jug will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the surface of the land.” 1 Kings 17:14 CSB

Zipporah’s vision for Sarepta was of open arms, no matter how little they had she would always share with the kids and teens she welcomed into the home, trusting God would always provide for their needs.


Sarepta and Good Hope, Inc Partnership

On November 19 of 2022 Zipporah Njogu passed of a prolonged battle with diabetes, leaving over 40 children at the home and no direction.

Zimmerman: Bleak Future for Sarepta Children's Home As Founder Succumbs to Diabetes - Tuko.co.ke

Good Hope, Inc learned about this tragedy through one of our Kenya employees Rapha Maina that volunteers at the children’s home.


In December of 2022 director of Good Hope, Inc Charles Rukwaro and Ana Tripp leader of a local Foster and Adoption group called Village, decided to join forces to offer stability to the children and home volunteers in their time of grief.

Ana Tripp and her husband Brad Tripp started raising funds to meet some of the children immediate needs and in January of 2023 Charles and Ana traveled to Kenya to meet the children, learn about the home, and work towards a partnership.

Since then, Good Hope, Inc has been financially supporting Sarepta Rescue Center and it’s 40 children through faithful Good Hope, Inc donors.

About Us

Meet Our Dedicated Team

We are a team of volunteers located in Nairobi, Kenya and Massachusetts, United States of America. These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of compassion, expertise, and commitment to our organization, empowering us to fulfill our mission.

Our Kenya Team

Home Volunteers that come daily to help with cooking, cleaning, and care.

Home Matrons: Sarah Njeri know by the children as Mama Sarah and Patricia the head of the kitchen, both residents and full-time care takers.

Home Support: Judy Muriu is a fulltime worker providing support to the children and the home matrons.

Board Members

  • Chairman: Moses Kagai
  • Chairlady: Sarah Njeri
  • Executive Director: Emmanuel Njenga and Rapha Maina
  • Secretaries: Judy Muriu & Sarah
  • Treasurers: Jonathan Mutuku and Anthony Muthama
  • Matron: Patricia
  • Good Hope, Inc Sarepta Children Home Director: Charles Rukwaro

Our USA Team

  • Website/Social Media: Lisandra Da Costa
  • Accounting: Kerlin Aristilde
  • Home Director: Charles Rukwaro

Meet Our Family

At Sarepta Rescue Center, we believe in the power of visual storytelling. Take a moment to meet the heart and soul of our organization – the 40 incredible children who call Sarepta their home. Through these photos, we invite you to witness the sheer joy, resilience, and hope that radiate from their spirits.


  • October 2023Ana and Brad Tripp visit

  • May 2023Big News for Sarepta and Good Hope

    In May 2023 Sarepta and Good Hope signed an agreement joining forces. An integrated Board Members group was created, and Good Hope took full responsibility to maintain the home financial needs.
  • April 2023Sarepta receives a visitor.

    On April 7, 2023, Rev. Leighton O’Connor CEO of Mission of Hope, Inc. visited Sarepta Rescue Center and donated free kids Bibles to all the children in the Home. “What a great way to spend Good Friday! Serapta Children Rescue Centre outside of Nairobi is one of the children homes that Good Hope, Inc. has been assisting. I felt so blessed to be able to spend time with these beautiful children. Many of the children are orphans or have parents that can’t take care of them. I got to speak with just about each and every one of them individually. Such sweet children…children with dreams of becoming pilots, football players, doctors, actors, and writers.” Rev. Leighton
  • January 2023First Visit to Sarepta Rescue Center

    On January 23, 2023 Ana Tripp, Charles Rukwaro, and Eliezer Perez made their first visit to Sarepta Rescue Center. Ana stayed with the kids for 7 days and spend her time building relationships, learning the culture, and engaging with the kids. Thanks to all who donated, we were able to meet many of the home instant needs in our first visit. The kids were very interested to meet a Muzungu, Kenyan slang for “white skin person”.

Contact Us

For any inquiries or to learn more about Sarepta Rescue Center, please feel free to reach out to us via email. We are always grateful for your interest and support.