Distribution of donated books to the children


Books and Bread for Kenya

(BBK) has been a registered non profit making charity since 2008, showing Gods love to the people of Kenya in a practical way.

This non profit making charity based in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, supports two orphanages, a rescue centre, a hospital, three Kenyan villages and many individuals in desperate need.

No one in the UK or in Kenya is paid a wage and this is how BBK is able to support so many people in need.


BBK Charity Shop


Please check our facebook page for current updates - Thank you

BBK's shop is located 144 Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3AY.  

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm and is ran completely by a team of dedicated volunteers.

All donations are accepted from books, DVD's, CD's, all types of clothing, children's toys and bric-a-brac - Simply drop off your items to our shop during opening hours, alternatively the Old Market Hall car park is to the rear of the shop, you can ring the door bell to unload donations there.

Our shop remains our main source of income; thank you for all donations, large and small, your purchases and your continuing support. BBK also support gift aid, please ask for more details.

If you are interested to know why BBK wants to share God's love, please call in and ask for Mary on a Tuesday or Maureen on a Wednesday.

Visit us at

144 Front Street, Chester-Le-Street, Co. Durham, DH3 3AY


Charity Fundraiser - Come Join us

SATURDAY 12th SEPT 2020 - Chester-Le-Street Cricket Club, Ropery Lane, DH3

Family Session 10am - 12pm including Live Music & Old Fashioned Games

Adults Only 2pm - 5pm including Live Music and Entertainment

FOR TICKETS PLEASE CALL 07928 950599 OR EMAIL bbkafrica@gmail.com

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Our Projects

What has God been doing through BBK?

At BBK we support the development of four main projects plus care within the Kenyan communities.

With the help of our trusted people in Kenya, the BBK trustees work together to ensure all funds are put towards improving the basic conditions of so many.

The children and orphans BBK care for are provided with an education, books, uniforms and shoes, food and shelter.

Community support looks toward feeding villagers and caring for the elderly, widows and the vulnerable by purchasing mattresses, paying rent, providing water, food and shoes as well as medical attention where possible.

Discover more below and follow us on Facebook for our latest updates

Jesus' Power House -Newly Built Orphanage

Jesus' Power House, BBK's newly built orphanage officially opened on 1st May 2020. The 16 orphans from Jesus Healing Ministry relocated from their rented accommodation to this safe and secure new home. 

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Gates of Joy - Orphanage

BBK continue to support 24 orphans with food, clothes, medical treatment and education.

Gates of Joy leaders, Mr Tuva, who himself is partially sighted and his wife Mary, work hard with the children nurturing crops in the poly tunnels, caring for the goats and cows, ensurIng that all work leads to fruition. This brings them even closer to complete self-sufficiency.

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Jesus Healing Ministry - Orphanage

** The children have moved to their new home Jesus’ Power House as of 1st May 2020 *** BBK has been caring for 16 children in a beautiful but rented accommodation for the past 8 years. In February 2018 half an acre of land was purchased near a main road and local school in Kenya. Fundraising took place over the last 2 years and the house was finally completed in April 2020

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Mtwapa Hospital

BBK continue to support Mtwapa hospital by supplying the doctors and nurses with rubber gloves, cotton wool, bandages, dettol and other essential items whenever possible. Focus is also given to providing basic equipment for child birth.

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Mother's Vision - Rescue Centre

The children living at Mother's Vision have been rescued from the streets, extremely poor or abusive homes. BBK help to provide with food, shelter, clothing and an education.

Together with BBK, the centre continues to explore ways of becoming self-sufficient.

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Community and Individual Development

Our leaders in Kenya, continually reach into the wider community and with the support of BBK funds, we give hope to villagers, widows and children in the name of Jesus Christ.

Past projects included food parcels, knicker distribution, medical treatment for an entire village for the removal of jigger parasites, construction of a water well, 200 pair of school shoes, rent paid for widows.

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Get Involved

Your support is important to our work at Books and Bread for Kenya. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.

Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.


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News & Events

Latest Stories

Charity afternoon tea party

Royal Tea Party Fundraiser to build a new orphanage in Kenya

30th June 2018

100 guests joined together on the most glorious day at Chester Le Street Cricket Club for a Royal Tea Party. With tickets priced at £15 a head (£5 per ticket was donated to BBK), guest were entertained with live music and table side magician, David Taylor. Scrumptious homemade tea was served and guests enjoyed a good giggle with Wayne Bond, Heart radio DJ who hosted our fabulous auction, with prizes donated from companies local and nationwide. A whopping £3010 was raised to which we are so thankful. All funds will be put towards building the new Jesus Healing Ministry orphanage.

Charity Fashion Show Hosted by the Ladies at Bethany City Church Sunderland

9th June 2018

For the 2nd year running this fabulous fashion show proved to be a spectacular event. Utilising clothes donated to BBK, the models on the catwalk really knew how to strut their stuff. During the interval guests enjoyed homemade cakes and the tension built over who would be quick enough to snap up the Hugo Boss shirt or Monsoon maxi dress. 
Alongside the fashion show, a sale table was available with beautiful items from the BBK store and a short presentation was given by trustee Maureen Nevitt, who took us through the projects BBK serve. The event brought in a combined total of £1667 which was wonderful achievement by all.

A Gift in Kind  - Alternative present giving at Christmas

1st December 2018

Feed a needy Kenyan village over Christmas.

Our specially designed cards could be purchased and given to another, instead of buying a Christmas present. This project proved extremely popular, especially as thank you gifts to school teachers and socking fillers for those who seem to have everything. The entire profits were used to feed a needy Kenyan village over Christmas.

Cards are available to purchase at anytime - please contact us for more information.

*Cost of card production 61p. Cards sold for £5 with £4.39 per card sale given to BBK to purchase food the village.



144 Front Street, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 3AY, UK

Maureen Nevitt Founder 07928950599


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