56 BOYS

68 GIRLS

34 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.

AGAPE  HOPE  CHILDREN’S  HOME

Agape Care Home has been providing shelter, care, and support for the children affected by HIV/AIDS from poverty stricken families in Kenya. The home has since taken in hundreds of children who are orphaned, abandoned, forced into labor, or neglected. The center began with a vision to assist the many orphans and vulnerable children in the area and give them a special place to call home. It was later realized that there were many other children within the community who were not attending school or receiving proper nutrition due to lack of finances or parental support. That’s why Agape Hope began assisting struggling parents by providing free education and nutritional support to at-risk children in their region. Today, Agape is home to more than 100 orphaned children and provides nutritional and educational support to over 200 others as well. With the support of Serving Orphans Worldwide, and other generous supporters, Agape Hope is fully equipped with staff to care for these children, including house parents, teachers, cooks and social workers.

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

Agape is made up of 19 buildings, including dormitories, a greenhouse, and living facilities on one side, and several classrooms surrounding a large courtyard on the other. The children who live there can almost always be found playing in the courtyard or in the large open chapel facility.

EDUCATION

Agape provides quality education to more than 300 children between the residential students and those from the surrounding community. Many students walk from miles away to attend school at Agape because it is one of the only free education centers in the area.

FAITH

Agape Hope Center is a community based organization run on Christian principles and values. Directors Oliver and Maggie Chiraba host Sunday worship services each week and the children participate in small Bible study groups led by the older children each evening before bed.

HEALTH

A newly built greenhouse provides kale, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables for the children, while donations fulfill the rest of their needs. The children often come to the home severely malnourished or sick from abuse or neglect, but Agape does an exceptional job at rehabilitating these children and securing their health.

SPONSOR THIS HOME

Agape Hope Kenya – Sponsorship Needs

$200 of $30,000 raised

This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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CHILDREN AT AGAPE HOPE IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP

Enock 15 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Enock! Age 15 I currently live in Kenya Enock is a kind and ambitious…

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Enock 15 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Enock!

Age 15

I currently live in Kenya

Enock is a kind and ambitious young boy. He loves to go to school, and particularly enjoys math. One day, Enock dreams of becoming one of the leading engineers in Kenya. In his spare time, Enock loves to play soccer with his friends.
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Samual 8 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Samual! Age 8 I currently live in Kenya Samual loves to play with marbles…

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Samual 8 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Samual!

Age 8

I currently live in Kenya

Samual loves to play with marbles and team sports like soccer. He enjoys playing  every game, as long as he is playing with his friends. Samual has a big dream to have his own kitchen one day to cook delicious meals for himself and his friends!
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Junior 6 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Junior! Age 6 I currently live in Kenya When asked what his favorite thing…

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Junior 6 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Junior!

Age 6

I currently live in Kenya

When asked what his favorite thing to do is, Junior excitingly said, "Eating!!!" He loves to eat Ugali. Other than that, he also loves playing soccer. Junior is a very playful and creative young boy. He is always finding new ways to make toys and play games.
Junior enjoys going to school. He loves everything in school (except anything that has do with writing). Right now, his favorite class is his Bible class. When he grows up, Junior hopes to become a pilot and fly airplanes all over Africa.
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Yvone 16 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Yvone! Age 16 I currently live in Kenya Yvone loves to help others. Some…

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Yvone 16 Years Old – Kenya

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Age 16

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Yvone loves to help others. Some of her favorite hobbies are actually cooking and cleaning. She also loves to read novels. The last book she read was The River and the Source, and she really enjoyed it. Yvone is a very good student. Her favorite class is her English class, but she has a genuine love for all of her classes. When she finishes her high school in a few years, she wants to go to a university and study law. She hopes to become a lawyer in Nairobi when she finishes her schooling.
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Rachel 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Rachel! Age 13 I currently live in Kenya Rachel is very outgoing. She loves…

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Rachel 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Rachel!

Age 13

I currently live in Kenya

Rachel is very outgoing. She loves meeting new people and leading games and activities. Despite being only 12 years old, Rachel leads the small children in prayer times in the evenings and in Sunday school each week. She is loved by everyone at the home. Her favorite game to play is hide and seek, and she loves doing acrobatics. Rachel does very good in school. While she is not a big fan of her math class, she loves study sciences. When she grows up, she wants to become a medical surgeon.
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Felistus 11 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Felistus! Age 11 I currently live in Kenya Felistus is a very bright and…

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Felistus 11 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Felistus!

Age 11

I currently live in Kenya

Felistus is a very bright and active young girl. She loves playing games, especially marbles, and dancing. She also enjoys to race others and considers herself very fast. When she is not playing with other children, Felistus likes to read books. Felistus is one of the smartest children in her class. From the time she was young, she has always shown a high intelligence. Everyone expects her to be a great leader in whatever profession she chooses one day. In school, her favorite subject is science. As for right now, Felistus would love to work in a hotel so she could help people and meet people from all around the world. Felistus's biggest dream is to fly in an airplane. If she could go anywhere she wanted to, she would love to visit New York City and see the buildings there.
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Diana 7 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Diana! Age 7 I currently live in Kenya Diana loves to play. Whatever the…

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Diana 7 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Diana!

Age 7

I currently live in Kenya

Diana loves to play. Whatever the game is and whoever it is with, Diana loves to play. Her favorite game to play is hide and seek. She also loves to draw and color pictures. Diana enjoys school, and her favorite thing to do at school is learning activities. She loves school the most when the task of coloring is integrated into her schoolwork. When she grows up, Diana wants to be a pilot.
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Vanessa 8 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Vanessa! Age 8 I currently live in Kenya Vanessa loves playing with other children…

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Vanessa 8 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Vanessa!

Age 8

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Vanessa loves playing with other children and use her imagination. One of her favorite things to do is to play pretend teacher with the other children. She also loves to write and draw pictures. Vanessa is doing very good in school. He favorite subject is Swahili (her local language). As one of her biggest hobbies is playing teacher, Vanessa hopes to become a teacher one day.
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Hilda 9 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Hilda! Age 9 I currently live in Kenya Hilda is very innovative when it…

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Hilda 9 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Hilda!

Age 9

I currently live in Kenya

Hilda is very innovative when it comes to playing. She is always creating new toys out of miscellaneous items and finding new ways to play games. She loves helping other people and even has fun cleaning dishes. She is loves to sing songs, which she is very good at.
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