Pauline Kaari – Assistant House Mother
Pauline Kaari is the assistant house mother at K.C.K home. She was born in 1957 and attended Kiereni primary school from 1962-1971 and attended Chuka Girls Secondary school between 1970-1972. Pauline grew up in a family of 15 children. She has four children and two grand children. Pauline’s childhood was not without problems. I was sent home out of school for lack of levies and school supplies. I lacked food and clothes. The nights were cold for there were no blankets to cover myself at times but I appreciated the way my mother and father worked so hard to provide for the large family. Said Pauline.
She has a long history of volunteering her services to help the less fortunate the suffering and the needy. In many occasions she has volunteered to work with AMREFS, PCEA girls’ brigade, redeemed gospel church as a community worker, APHIA II and Kenya Connection Kids.
Pauline was introduced to church by her mother when she was young. As she grew up she was taught catechism, baptized, and confirmed into the church full membership.
“In 1997 I had a born again experience in a church gathering (convection). I felt a special touch from by the lord and rededicated my life to him as Lord and Savior. I later got a chance to inform the church and my friends of the special touch by the lord,”said Pauline.
Since 2003, Pauline was volunteering with Kenya Connection Kids to go visit the orphans, the destitute for counseling and being a mother to them. They did this with Hellen and Tabitha and others who were trusting God that a door would open up the needy Kids to get the basic needs of life.”When Humphrey arrived from the United States and the orphanage was constructed, its then I got to know of it and applied to work there,” said Pauline.
Out of the 18 women who had applied to work at the home, Pauline was shortlisted and was found fit by the board to work as an assistant mother. They did not make a mistake. Pauline is very positive at work. She is a great blessing to the home. She loves the kids and they love her.
One time in 2009, she was admitted in Chuka General Hospital to take care of Alex Koome. Alex was very sick and she spent with him there for two weeks. On the second week, Humphrey told her that he had found someone to relieve her so that she can go home and rest a bit. “Please let me stay with Alex Koome.’’ Said Pauline (Alex Koome is one of the kids at the home.)I’M NOT TIRED OR FATIGUED. I have never been hospitalized with my own children and I did not ask to be relieved. I would like to treat Alex the way I would treat my own kids. Please thanks for having good thoughts about me but let me be with Alex until he is discharged,” Said Pauline. That is Pauline for you and the kids she serves, selfless, determined, and strong desire committed to finish a good cause. You would love to work with her.