10 BOYS

5 GIRLS

15 DOUBLE ORPHANS

ORPHAN  CRISIS  IN  KENYA

Kenya is often known for its stunning landscapes, diverse terrain, and fascinating wildlife. Yet, despite the beauty, there are whole host of underlying issues that adversely affect its citizens. Systemic problems such as high crime rates due to unemployment, lack of access to clean water and adequate social services makes the poor living conditions difficult to overcome. Kenya continues to be one of the most HIV affected countries in the world, with 1.6 million people currently affected by the disease and 62,000 new cases being reported in 2016. With as many as 36,000 AIDS related deaths, many children are left without family. Unfortunately, due to the stigma that surrounds these deaths, extended family are reluctant to care for these children because of fear that they might bring the disease into their homes.

 

The Kibera slum is the largest slum in Africa with over a quarter of Nairobi residents living there. With an estimated 60% of Nairobi’s population occupying only  6% of the land, living conditions are poor and unsanitary. There are a whole host of issues that affect the people living in the slum, including extreme poverty, substance abuse and addiction, disease and crime. There is no access to clean water, systems for sanitation, or services like healthcare or schools. This is because the land technically belongs to the government, and most of the people living there are unlawful tenants. Children who have been orphaned or abandoned in Kenya face many dangers, and rely on children’s homes like Agape Hope to provide immediate relief from the harsh realities they would otherwise face.

GRACE OF GOD CHILDREN’S CENTER

Originally from Kenya, David Cheromei and his wife, Laurel has always had a heart for the vulnerable children of Kenya. He came to the United States to complete his education, finishing with a Masters in Human Services- Health and Wellness. He worked as a Youth Mental Health Case Worker in the United States, but eventually felt called back to Kenya. He and his wife moved back to Kenya with their three children, Lily,Levi and Lucy to try and make a dent in the Kenyan orphan crisis.

 

The Cheromei family officially registered Grace of God Children’s Center in 2009. Mostly referred by local social workers and pastors, many of the children residing at this home have lost both parents through death, or have parents that are too ill to provide adequate care.Grace of God aims to provide these children with hope for the future through home, health, education and a strong foundation in Christ. They also operate a primary school on site. The purpose of this home is to also protect them from vulnerabilities they would otherwise face, such as abuse, human trafficking, child labor and more.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT  ISSUES

Abandonment

More than 40% of the Kenyan population lives under the national poverty line and the unemployment rate is more than 40%, as well. This is a common reason why children are abandoned.

Abuse

7 out of 10 young adults in Kenya reported that they had been physically abused at least once before the age of 18.

HIV/ AIDS

Of the 2.6 million orphaned children in Kenya, nearly 40% lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. In less educated areas, many of these children are abandoned out of fear of the disease.

HOME

Located in a rural area, 8 km from the nearest town, Grace of God Children’s Center comfortably houses all the children with plenty of room for them to live and play.  This home also farms a plot to raise crops to sell for income. 

EDUCATION

Grace of God Children’s Center ensures that all the school aged children are enrolled in school. The home offers classes on campus and is currently working on adding additional grade level classes.

FAITH

Grace of God Children’s Center is a community based organization run on Christian principles and values. The children who come to the home are raised to know the unconditional love of the Father.

HEALTH

The children are provided with proper medical care, and are taken to a nearby hospital if an emergency arises. They are given three nutritious meals a day, complete with protein, grains, vegetables and fruit. 

CHILDREN IN AFRICA IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP

Daniel 16 years old – Kenya

Hi I'm Daniel! Age 16 -  I currently live in Kenya. My favorite hobby is reading…

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Daniel 16 years old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Daniel!

Age 16 - 

I currently live in Kenya.
My favorite hobby is reading novels.

Daniel is very interested in technology and computers. One day he would like to be a software engineer or IT professional.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upenda 13 years old – Tanzania

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Upenda 13 years old – Tanzania

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Hi I'm Upenda!

Age 13 - 

I currently live at an all girls home in Tanzania.
My favorite hobby is playing net ball and soccer.

Upenda enjoys her studies and dreams about a career as midwife or nurse helping to deliver babies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Janeth 14 years old – Tanzania

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Janeth 14 years old – Tanzania

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Hi I'm Janeth!

Age 14 - 

I currently live at an all girls home in Tanzania.
My favorite hobby is acting on the drama team and dancing.

Janeth enjoys her studies and dreams about a career as a heart doctor. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shalom 14 years old – Tanzania

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Shalom 14 years old – Tanzania

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Hi I'm Shalom!

Age 14 - 

I currently live at an all girls home in Tanzania.
My favorite hobby is making crafts and dancing.

Shalom enjoys her studies and dreams about a career as an accountant one day. 

 

 

 

 

 

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