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'Why I care for 52 children' 3 March 2012Last updated at 08:45 Rachel Gichia is an ordinary Kenyan wife and mother who has risen to an extraordinary challenge. In the past six years, she has opened her home - which she shares with her husband Stephen and their three children - to 49 orphaned youngsters. Rachel and Stephen, who live in the Ngong Hills just outside Nairobi, are not rich - but the local community has rallied round. Thanks to donations from individuals and businesses, facilities at the home have improved - although feeding the children and paying school fees remains a constant struggle. But perhaps the biggest challenge of all is knowing when to turn away a child in need - something which Rachel finds very difficult, even though she knows there is a limit to how far her love can stretch. 'Why I care for 52 children'
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