16 BOYS

46 GIRLS

21 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.

OASIS OF HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, Oasis of Hope serves over 30 children from the Kibera slum through their residential program. 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.

 

Children are referred to this home for many reasons, including death of both parents, abandonment, and rescued from abuse, trafficking and forced child labor. With loving staff, Oasis of Hope is a refuge for the most vulnerable children. Oasis of Hope aims to remove as many barriers to education as possible. With a school on site, the children are guaranteed the opportunity to learn.

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

Oasis of Hope has an impressive campus with multiple buildings including a residential block, an on campus school, large common areas, bathrooms and a dining hall. Children have plenty of room to live and play.

EDUCATION

At Oasis of Hope, all the school aged children are enrolled in school on the premises. They have the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects and participate in many different school based activities.

FAITH

Oasis of Hope is an organization run on Christian principles and values. The children who come to the home are raised to know the unconditional love of the Father. With a Chapel on site, they attend church weekly and are encouraged to have a personal relationship with Christ.

HEALTH

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

CHILDREN IN AFRICA IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP

Jeniya, 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Jeniya Age 13   I currently live in Kenya. Jeniya is a compassionate young…

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Jeniya, 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Jeniya

Age 13

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Jeniya is a compassionate young girl with a big heart.  Jeniya loves to take on a motherly role to some of the younger girls in the home. She loves to fix their hair and help them wash their clothes. Jeniya throughly enjoys helping the younger girls. Jeniya enjoys playing basketball and dancing.

 

 

 

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Mitchelle, 16 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Mitchelle! Age 16   I currently live in Kenya. Mitchelle is a very sweet girl…

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Mitchelle, 16 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Mitchelle!

Age 16

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Mitchelle is a very sweet girl who loves to help others. She is always putting others before herself. Mitchelle's favorite thing to do is to play sports. Her two favorite games are soccer and netball. One day, she dreams of becoming a doctor.

 

 

 

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Salena, 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Salena! Age 13   I currently live in Kenya. Salena is a very kind…

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Salena, 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Salena!

Age 13

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Salena is a very kind young girl with an innate sense of curiosity. She loves to spend time with her friends and race against them. Salena's favorite thing to do is to play soccer. Salena has just started school for the first time in her life. Although she is a little behind, this is a very exciting time for her.

 

 

 

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Judy, 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Judy! Age 13   I currently live in Kenya. Whether it is through helping…

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Judy, 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Judy!

Age 13

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Whether it is through helping them get ready for school in the morning or helping them to wash clothes, Judy is always finding new ways to take care of the younger girls in the home. She loves to help others. Judy's favorite thing to do is to dance. She also loves playing soccer.

 

 

 

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Janet, 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Janet! Age 13   I currently live in Kenya. Janet is a sweet young…

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Janet, 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Janet!

Age 13

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Janet is a sweet young girl who seems to always have a smile on her face. She loves spending time with her friends and dancing with them. Her absolute favorite thing to do is playing soccer.

 

 

 

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Emmanuel, 6 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Emmanuel! Age 6   I currently live in Kenya. Emmanuel is a fun and…

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Emmanuel, 6 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Emmanuel!

Age 6

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Emmanuel is a fun and energetic young boy. Although he is only in kindergarten, he is at the top of his class. He is extremely curious and loves to learn. His favorite class right now is his Kiswahili class (his local language).

 

 

 

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Nkopiloi, 13 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Nikopiloi! Age 13   I currently live in Kenya. Nkopoloi loves to braid and…

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Nkopiloi, 13 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Nikopiloi!

Age 13

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Nkopoloi loves to braid and design hair. All of the girls in the home love to come to her for hair braiding, because she does some of the best work! Nkopoli loves to have fun and spend time with her friends. She really enjoys dancing. One day, she would like to become a pilot.

 

 

 

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Linnet, 14 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Linnet! Age 14   I currently live in Kenya. Linnet is a very outgoing…

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Linnet, 14 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Linnet!

Age 14

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Linnet is a very outgoing girl. She loves to talk and joke around with her friends. Her favorite thing to do is braiding the other girl's hair in the home. She also loves to pretend to model clothes! One day, Linnet dreams of becoming a school teacher.

 

 

 

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Veronicah, 12 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Veronicah! Age 12   I currently live in Kenya. Veronicah is outgoing and loves…

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Veronicah, 12 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Veronicah!

Age 12

 

I currently live in Kenya.

Veronicah is outgoing and loves to spend time with her friends.  She loves  to sing, dance and play soccer every opportunity she can. Veronicah takes her education seriously, as she dreams of becoming a doctor one day and helping sick people in need.

 

 

 

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Patalina, 14 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Patalina! Age 14   I currently live in Kenya.   Although Patalina is only…

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Patalina, 14 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Patalina!

Age 14

 

I currently live in Kenya.

 

Although Patalina is only 13, she is a leader at Oasis of Hope Children's home. She loves to look after the younger children and help care for them. Patalina's favorite things to do are playing soccer, singing and dancing. One day, Patalina dreams of becoming a pilot.

 

 

 

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Monicah, 14 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Monicah! Age 14   I currently live in Kenya.   Monicah is a very…

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Monicah, 14 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Monicah!

Age 14

 

I currently live in Kenya.

 

Monicah is a very outgoing girl. She loves to laugh and play with the other girls and is a leader amongst her friends. Monicah's favorite things to do are playing soccer, dancing and singing.

 

 

 

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Nasarian, 6 Years Old – Kenya

Hi I'm Nasarian! Age 6   I currently live in Kenya.   Nasarian is a very…

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Nasarian, 6 Years Old – Kenya

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Hi I'm Nasarian!

Age 6

 

I currently live in Kenya.

 

Nasarian is a very playful, young girl with a contagious smile. Her favorite things to do are playing soccer and dancing. However, she loves to simply be with her friends. She loves to play with others.

 

 

 

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