The Kerry West Orphanage Project was founded in 2009 following a trekking holiday that Kerry went on.
As part of the trip Kerry visited a local primary school and befriended a young girl called Susan. The following day on a walk in the mountains Kerry met Susan again and was taken to her home. There she met Prossy and her husband John who were caring for a small number of orphaned children.
On her return to England Kerry kept in touch with the family and sent small donations to help them.
Following John's death Kerry became more involved with the family and a plan was formed to provide more constant support.
As Prossy took in more and more children the Kerry West Orphanage Project was formed.
The project currently supports over 100 children in the Lake Bunyonyi area. Many are orphaned due to Aids and others are under the care of the project because their parents cannot afford to look after them.
There are over 140 children now boarding at the orphanage with several others attending the school on a daily basis. Several of the secondary aged children currently attend and board at schools in the local town of Kabale.