Nakuru Rotarians celebrate Philanthropist Rani Ramchandani’s 43rd Birthday in special way with the vulnerable children at Gioto dumpsite

Rotarians in Nakuru on Tuesday joined Nakuru-based philanthropist and Rotary Club of Nakuru President Rani Ramchandani in marking her 43rd Birthday in a special way with the vulnerable children who reside at Gioto Dump site in Nakuru West.

It was all songs and dance as the Rotarians interacted interacted with the kids before sharing birthday cake with them as well as donating food stuff (juice, biscuits, buns and sweets) and stationery to the children.

Rani Ramchandani with friends.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.
Rani Ramchandani with Rotarians.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

During the event, the Rotarians made a donation of sanitary pads to the girls of reproductive age in the area that has majority living in dilapidated structures and a visit by well-wishers to them is a blessing.

In an interview with this writer, Rani noted that she chose to celebrate her this year’s birthday with the vulnerable as a way of showing love to them during this harsh economic times.

“This time round I chose to celebrate my birthday with the vulnerable kids from this area just to have fun and put a smile on their face” said Rani.


Rani who is also the current President Rotary Club of Nakuru was born in the year 1978 in India.

20 years ago, she came to Kenya and now is married to a businessman from Kenya in Nakuru and blessed with 3 children.

Rani, at first faced a problem of harsh community but people who surrounded her helped a lot in order  for her to understand even Kiswahili language which is the common language used by natives.

Rani Ramchandani with Rotarians during  her Birthday event at Gioto.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

It is during her stay in Nakuru that she noticed poverty undermining many people and this marked the start of her charity work dubbed ‘Helping Hands’.

“This initiative had an aim of ensuring transformed lives in the community” she said.

Gioto dumpsite is one of places which has been transformed through the initiative with several girls also empowered through advices and support.


Rotary Club of Nakuru has been focusing on thematic areas such as Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatmen, Water and sanitation,maternal and child health, basic education and literac, Economic and community development.

It is in line with the above that the club has been able to achieve more.

Up to now 2570 wheelchairs have been given to different people in 18 counties 38 subs location besides launch of smart stick in Nakuru for the blind.

A total of 40 schools have benefited with hand washing stations.

The program has also seen 7000 food hampers distributed so far, 1500 Blankets, 8500 sanitary pads donated too,7000 facemasks and sanitizers done as well as 11000 books donations.

It is also through the initiative that more than 18 children homes and Old age home in Nakuru have been assisted.

In addition, more than 13 PWDs have also been supported through their businesses for economic empowerment.

Rani has also assisted young mothers from sustainable program with 21 girls already educated under the same.

“When you empower girls and women you are empowering the society and that is why I chose to assist the young mothers” stated Rani.

She says hers is to see a transformed society where everyone feels loved.



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