We firmly believe that a basic education is the key to a more hopeful future for the children of Kenya. While primary education (K-8) is provided free by the government, our students need uniforms, money for books and fees, as well as a nourishing daily meal. Your monthly gift of $35 helps us provide all of these, and keeps that child in school. Please scroll down to see children waiting for your sponsorship.
Lemayian lives with his parents, Pastor Jackson and his wife, Rose. He has four brothers and two sisters. Lemayian finished 8th grade in 2015, scoring 258 out of 500, and hoped to enroll in high school by February of 2016. However, his father was sick for t months, having had kidney stones that were so severe that he required an operation. Rose, as a house mom, depends on her husband's income as a pastor. They have another son in high school under Kenya Hope support and wish to request help for Lemayian.
Shadrack lives with his parents along with his six sisters 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 are scarce in this region, especially for the last five years. 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.
Wilson has one younger brother who is four. Wilson is in second grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School. His father and mother used to sell charcoal to be able to educate their children, but are no longer allowed to sell charcoal because it is illegal. Without a source of income it is very hard for them to provide for their two boys.
Everlyn has three older brothers and two older sisters, ranging in age from 15-25 years old. Everlyn is the youngest by a few years. She has experienced a lot of difficulty. Last year, while taking care of the sheep, a live electric wire fell down and struck her. She was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted and stayed for three months. After recovering, she has returned to school and is continuing her education. Her family lost three cows who were also struck by the fallen wire. They sold a few cows they had left to help pay for Everlyn's hospital bills. They are struggling to provide the means to an education.
Alan is one of eight children. He has four bothers and three sisters. His parents used to depend on the sale of charcoal to meet their daily needs, but since the government banned the selling of charcoal it is now hard for them to provide and pay school fees for their children. Alan is in second grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School.
Alex is one of eight children. He has five brothers and two sisters. He is in fifth grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School, Alex is a bright student. His parents depend on sheep keeping, and sold them in order to be able to send their children to school. In the last three years all the sheep have died and its now hard to provide to send the children to school.
Dickson is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in seventh grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School. The drought has been affecting the area and making it difficult to keep their cows alive. It is hard for them to provide funds for Dickson's education.
Sameri is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in fourth grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School. His parents depend on livestock keeping and the drought in 2017 killed their livestock. Since the family is in great poverty, they are unable to pay school fees. Sometimes Sameri is unable to attend school because of the fees not being paid.
Dalton is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in sixth grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School. Dalton's parents used to sell charcoal to provide for their family. But since the government put a ban on charcoal sales they often go to bed hungry. Dalton often misses school because his fees are not paid.
Resian Silvya Ng'otiek
Resian is one of seven children, with four brothers and two sisters. Resain is in third grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School. She is a bright student. Her parents only have their livestock to depend on and in 2017 there was a drought that killed all but one cow and two goats.
Clara is one of four children, having two sisters and a brother. She has been raised by a single parent because her dad abandoned the family some years back. Her mother has casual work washing clothes for the neighbors in order to help support her children with education and other basic needs of the family. Clara is a bright student and she has been performing well in school, but currently she has been on and off in school due to lack of school fees.
Joy has one sister and her mom is a single parent. Their father abandoned the family five years ago. Her mother sells vegetables in the slums to help raise her children but her income is not able meet the daily basic needs of the family, as well as supporting Joy in school. She has been on and off to school, due to lack of school fees. Joy is a hardworking girl and enjoys going to school every day but her mom is not able to earn enough income for her to continue being in school. With help of sponsorship, Joy will have chance for better education.
Letisha lives with her parents along with her brother. Her mother is unemployed and her dad works as a casual laborer in the slums. Her parents hardly have enough support to be able to provide school fees for their children and also cater for basic needs for the whole family. Letisha has a promising future through Education, if given an opportunity to go to school, she will have a bright future and her life will greatly improve.
Brevick is a bright student who loves going to school. He hasn’t been attending school since his father lost his job and life has not been easy for him and his siblings since his parents are not even able to provide for the basic needs and support their children with education. With the help of sponsorship through Kenya Hope, Brevick will have an opportunity to continue his education. If given a chance, his quality of life will greatly improve and he will have a bright future.
Paul is the last born in a family of seven siblings. His eldest brother is the caretaker for the Kibera Hope Center. Some of his brothers have had to drop out of school because his parents couldn’t afford to pay their school fees. His mother is a peasant farmer in the village, while his father does casual jobs in Nairobi whenever he finds them, in order to help support the family.
Currently, they have three children in secondary school but the burden is too high for them, because the mother doesn’t harvest enough to feed the family let alone to sell her crops, while the father does not have steady work. Paul has a potential of performing well in school. Paul's favorite Bible story is of Jesus' birth.