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We are a small UK charity working in Africa in Mgongeni an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya.  (Where we are) We aim to help the people out of poverty by giving them the confidence, education and skills to solve their own problems. There have been vast improvements in the past five years but with your help we can do much more.

Click here to see photographs of completed phase one of our school building.

We are building a school  

£72,500.00 raised

Phase one completed

£88,500.00 more needed.





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£300 could buy  £60 could buy    £2000 could pay    £3 p.m. could         £70 p.m            £10 p.m
1000 bricks.        two chairs and    for a bore hole     provide porridge   could pay a        could pay for
Enough to           a table.                 and a water           for one of our        teacher's           Esther and 
build a                                                tank                         children                   salary                ten others to
classroom                                                                                                                                       receive adult
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Miche Bora Primary   Celebrations at the new well 
Phase one of the new school is complete  Jan 2015

On Christmas day we were sent some photographs that brought tears to my eyes. We had been promised by the contractor that the first phase would be completed for our children to move into at the beginning of the year but I just could not let myself believe it.... Read more ->
Microfinance and training to help women's business   Nov 2014

Mustard Seed have long realised that offering education to children alone would not be enough. So many women have small businesses which cannot progress because they just do not have the capital needed nor the necessary skills... Read more ->
HTI School has raised more than £1000 for MSP  Feb 2014

Miche Bora Primary School is so fortunate to receive the support of a number of UK schools. The children have many penpals from Northborough Primary, Market Deeping Community Primary, Barrowby Church of England School and Holy Trinity...  Read more ->
Feeding programme continues at Miche Bora   April 2014

Like most small African Charities involved in education a feeding programme is a major priority. In Mgongeni few people are starving but malnutrition is a huge problem as people exist on one meal of maizemeal a day. For the children of  Miche Bora ...Read more ->
Library set up by volunteer now open   July 2013

Thinking of volunteering abroad? You can volunteer for free with Mustard Seed Project. Helen has just returned after two months working in Mgongeni. As you can see, she managed to set up our library of 1300 books, most of which were ..  Read more  ->  
Samuel has hearing aids
January 2015


Samuel is profoundly deaf and has the same degree of hearing loss as Hope. He is also the same age. This is proving to be a great asset for both children as they learn to sign together at Miche Bora School. When Samuel joined Miche Bora he did not have hearing aids but  ... Read more ->
Proud Esther can sign her own name  March 2014

In common with many other women of her age Esther had never been to school. MSP decided to offer Swahili literacy classes to  Esther and other members of the community in the same situation. The take-up has been huge and Esther is just one of many happy women ...Read more ->
Voyager Hotel provides exciting day for Std 2  Dec 2013

A big thank you to Voyager Hotel in Nyali, Mombasa for providing an amazing day for our Std 2 children. They took them out to the marine park in a glass bottomed boat where they then went snorkelling. That alone would have been exciting but to then be  ....  Read more ->>
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Company Limited by Guarantee No. 6778042 and registered as a Charitable Trust in Kenya.