The children’s home was built with 50,000 plastic waste bottles collected from different hotels, restaurants, schools, and conferences from Mombasa county.
The orphanage is a four-bedroom house and has two bathrooms, a study area, an expansive living room area, a kitchen, and a dining area.
Nafisa, who is a Person Living with Disability (PWD), spent several years building the Restoration Children Home located near the Mazeras-Kaloleni road in Rabai, Kilifi County.
According to the philanthropist, the building was completed this year and took seven years to complete, since the inception of the project in 2015.
She borrowed the concept from Voi where she found a woman who had built a two-bedroomed house using plastic bottles.
Nafisa, being a coast resident living in Mombasa, had also seen some Watamu Marine Park offices which were also erected using plastic bottles.
Feeling inspired and looking to make a difference, she challenged herself to build a children’s home and decided to use plastic bottles to accomplish her daring feat.
The PWD revealed the motivation of her choice of building materials, saying that she was a champion of environmental awareness and wanted to clean up the environment off the plastic waste.
She was born with Spina Fida and is permanently disabled.
She is also an author and has been supporting orphans and persons living with disabilities since age 19.