Mike Weimar retired in 1998 and together with his wife Patricia Weimer moved to live in Gozo, Malta.
‘’I decided that I might spend some of my time doing voluntary work. Having worked for a number of years in East Africa, among other countries, armed with my knowledge of the country and the people and experience in Kenya, I seemed to be best equipped to help those in need in this country.
Kenya is a democratic republican country in East Africa. Situated on the eastern coast of Africa, Kenya lies astride the equator. Its total area, including 11,230 sq km (4,336 sq mi) of water, is 582,650 sq km (224,962 sq mi), with a maximum length of 1,131 km (703 mi) SSE – NNW and a maximum width of 1,025 km (637 mi) ENE –WSW. Kenya is boarded on the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, on the east by Somalia, on the south east by the Indian Ocean, on the south by Tanzania, and on the west by Lake Victoria and Uganda, with a total land boundary length of 3,477 km (2,161 mi) and a coastline of 536 km (333 mi). Kenya's capital city is Nairobi.
On my first visit I was attached to a salesian mission in Makuyu, one and a half hour’s drive north of Nairobi The village of Makuyu is the centre of an agricultural area, where farming is mainly subsistence carried out on small scale. However there are big commercial agricultural enterprises in the area.
I was engaged in supervising the construction and renovation of kindergartens, churches and other buildings.
After working there four years, I decided to work independently, concentrating on helping individuals, institutions and communities that were in dire need of finance, advice and managerial support in order to set up, or improve their own projects to provide better living standards, employment for themselves & others and help the community in general..
I also helped a group of people in a village near Hola between Garissa and Malindi on the Tana River".
In 2008 Happy Moments Kenya was registered officially as a charity organisation in Kenya by the Government of Kenya under No. MAR/NRB/NGO/4998 dated 29/4/2008 and in 2009 Happy Moments Kenya was registered in Malta under VO/0275.
Happy Moments Kenya is involved in various projects around central Mt. Kenya region and some northern parts of Kenya. We are now based in Nanyuki, Kenya and have a small office at the residence of one of the people we have helped in the past, Miss Salome Kariuki.
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