Leina Nkoliaa ILK-M58
Leina is from our Illkerine Hope Center, and his is in Standard Six. He comes from a family of three brothers and three sisters. Leina assists his parents by taking care of the cows, and cleaning the compound during holiday breaks. His favorite bible story is of Luke.
Alex Owich KIB-M269
Alex is the second born child in a family of three children. He has an older and younger brother. His mother makes mandazis in Kibera slum, and his father finds casual work at the construction sites wherever he can to help support the family. The income of both parents is not sufficient to support Alex and his siblings with education and be able to meet basic needs for the family. On Saturday's Alex shows great leadership through coming early to set up chairs and cleaning the hall in which they hold Saturday Bible Club. He is very commitened to the bible club, and memorizing scripture. Alex has the potential to do very well in school, with the help of school fees throught the sponsorship program.
Abubakar Abdulaziz KIB-M290
Abubakar is the second child in a family of three children, with an older sister who is in grade seven and a younger brother who is four years old. Their mother is a casual worker working as laundry lady whenever she gets the opportunity. The father works on the construction sites as an assistant for the workers. This makes it difficult for them to cater for the needs of the family because the income of both parents is not sufficient to meet the basic needs of the family. Abubakar can do well in school, and so with the help of school fees through the sponsorship program, his quality of his life can greatly be improved.
Ann Nasieku ILK-F50
Ann is in the sixth grade this year. She has one sister and five brothers. Her mother, Soipei, sells charcoal along the highway to earn money, and her father is employed at a big farm where he takes care of the animals. Their little bit of income is not enough to provide their children with basic needs like clothing and medical attention, inaddition to school fees.
Wycliffe Odhiambo Okelo KSU-M38
Wycliffe lives with his parents. His father was involved in a car accident and lost both of his legs. His mother finds casual work when available. Wycliffe comes from a family of three girls and six boys. The girls are all married. Wycliffe's elder brothers find casual fishing jobs at the shores of Lake Victoria. Wyclife really wants to have an education.
Joshua Mondro Opiyo KSU-M56
Joshua lives with his grandmother. His mom works in a different county, but she often does not earn enough funds to take care of the many needs of this family. In addition, his father is mentally challenged. Joshua's grandmother is the sole breadwinner of the family, but is growing old and soon will not be able to afford to raise him.
Shadrack Soitanae ILK-M53
Shadrack lives with his parents along with his six sister and two brothers. He has to walk for miles to get to school. His parents only sources of income are burning charcoal and farming their land. Sometimes rains do not do well in this region, especially from 2015 to date. It's been quite dry in most areas of Narok. Shadrack would like to finish school and become a teacher to give back to the community.
Alphones Onyango KSU-M29
Alphones, father died from tuberculosis in 1997. His mother now helps village community workers train people on HIV/AIDS and earns a little income from these non-governmental bodies. She also has a small vegetable business from which she collects income. She feeds and takes care of three boys. In the recent past Alphones has not been attending classes due to lack of school fees. He would like to further his education but needs support with fees.
Benson Kesier ILK-M52
Benson has to walk several miles to school since the school next to him which was built by missionaries from Kenya Hope does not accommodate students in 6th grade. Even animal threats like hyenas and elephants on his trek to school each day do not prevent this soft spoken young boy from fulfilling his dreams of becoming a animal doctor - a veteranarian. Benson has three sisters and three older brothers. His parents depend on farming, keeping animals, and burning charcoal for a living.
Elser Aluoch Adhiambo KSU-F45
Sadly Elser's mom passed away as a result of meningitis but was also HIV/AIDS positive, as is Elser. Sabina, a sister to Elser's mom and herself a widow, has been supporting and educating Elser from her small vegetable business, along with her own two children. They all live at Sabina's father's compound. Elser does very well academically.
Nempiris Nkere ILK-F47
Nempiris has two sisters and three brothers. Their parents live with their children at the Ilkerin grounds. This family farms their land as well as burning charcoal to make a living. It's difficult to support the big family with the little income they are able to earn.
Isina Doris ILK-F30-2
Isina has two sisters and two brothers and loves school, but school fees are constantly a problem. Her father passed away from a heart complication, leaving his children under the care of his wife, Noomali, who can hardly make ends meet. Isina would like to have good education.
Jeniffer Akinyi KIB-F197-2
Naman and Lydia are a young couple who have been blessed with children! Jeniffer is one of three biological children, but they have graciously opened their home to children orphaned by HIV/AIDs. It is quite a challenge for Naman and Lydia to meet all the needs of these children, and they find it difficult to get the funds to pay for school fees and still meet the children's basic needs. Jeniffer is talented in drawing and would like to become an artist.