Dolfine Gumba Dawa

Dolfine Gumba Dawa, founder of the Korando Faith Widows and Orphans Association, is a former primary school teacher who lost her younger son in an accident and her eldest son to AIDS. She and her husband Patrick Oliech built the Madoma Primary School where Patrick is the headmaster and Dolfine the administrator, overseeing various “small-small businesses” in order to feed and pay school fees for almost 200 orphaned students. In 2003, she was granted 400,000 KSH ($5,714 US) from the National AIDS Control Council and the Financial Management Agency of Kenya. The project is working to be self-sustaining through farming, making bricks, pottery, and soap, crafts production, and maize milling. Dolfine also houses and cares for twenty orphans.