Eileen has been involved in supporting the home and clinic - which is reliant on private donations to remain operational - since 2005. The home is situated in Western Kenya about 20 miles from Lake Victoria. The orphans who live in the home have mostly lost their parents to HIV Aids. These children are generally aged between four and fourteen.
The NatWest team had been looking for a project to raise funds for, and after learning more about Eileen's efforts, decided to nominate the home as their chosen charity for 2011. The team has undertaken to host a number of charity events throughout the year, and already this year have hosted a successful bake sale and virtual pub quiz.
Speaking about the link to Eileen and the Ligusa project, Paula Whitear, a co-ordinator of the NatWest fundraising team said: "When we heard of the hard work Eileen has undertaken over the last few years in helping establish the home and clinic, we were unanimous in choosing this as our charity project for 2011. Throughout the year we will host a number of events for which we hope to raise significant funds."
Eileen Fisher added: "I am delighted to have the NatWest team support us this year. It is often hard to fund raise for projects that are far from home, but the funds that will be raised here in Norwich will make a big difference to the lives of the children using the home and the clinic's services."