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Thank you for choosing to become a significant part of one of our children’s lives! It means so much to them to know they are not forgotten!

Visit our child sponsorship page to learn all about the program.  

Meet a few of our kids:

Naomi

My parents separated because they were blaming the other one for their HIV infection. My dad has been out of my life and not involved. My mom was living in her step-brother’s servants house until she was throw out. She then rented a room at the shopping center through her small jobs. Nearly all of her money goes towards rent, which means I have had to try to find jobs to work. The doctor said it is important for my mom to eat well because of her health condition so it is very difficult for her to have extra money to feed me and my sister, Sharon. Life has been so hard. I am happy to be at Kaptagat. I am in 5th grade. K04-CFH/140    

Age: 10 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Sharon

My parents separated because they were blaming the other one for their HIV infection. My dad has been out of my life and not involved. My mom was living in her step-brother’s servants house until she was throw out. She then rented a room at the shopping center through her small jobs. Nearly all of her money goes towards rent, which means I have had to try to find jobs to work. The doctor said it is important for my mom to eat well because of her health condition so it is very difficult for her to have extra money to feed me and my sister, Naomi. Life has been so hard. I am happy to be at Kaptagat. I am in 7th grade. K04-CFH/141  

Age: 12 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Lorna

My mom was a single working parent with two children. She left her home area and went to Western Kenya where she met my dad. She became pregnant with me and was infected with AIDS. She was to ashamed to go back to her family. She has not been healthy since I was born. Her brother, my uncle, looked for her and found her in very bad health. She has been in and out of the hospital. My uncle is supporting by older brothers. My older sister is already married. I am very sad by my mother’s health condition. I had no hope for my future until I came to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I am in 6th grade (Class 6). K04-CFH/138  

Age: 14 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Reuben

I came to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home when I was 16 years old.  It is very uncommon for someone who is already a teenager to be given the opportunity to be part of a children’s home and yet my past was so horrific I am thankful that an exception was made for me. Both of my parents had passed away by the time I came to the home. Before they died both of my parents were alcoholics and were frequently in prison.  My older siblings were dropping out of school and running away from the family. I had no hope.  I am thankful that I have finished high school and will be joining college. K04-CFH/021  

Age: 23 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Davis

My mom was a single parent and I am her only child. She passed away a few weeks after I was born. My elderly grandparents are the only relatives I know. My mom became sick a few days after she delivered me at home. She was taken to the hospital but a few weeks later she died. My grandparents cannot care for me so I was taken to Mogogosiek Baby Home. Now that I am ready to join primary school and my grandfather cannot care for me, I came with a few other friends from the baby home to Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). K04-CFH/155  

Age: 8 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Joyline

My dad died when I was 2 years old.  My mom was a widow with five children. We did not have land and had been living as squatters on someone’s farm. After my dad died, the owners chased us off this property. We moved around the village begging for food and trying to survive. The area chief and church leaders stepped in to help and took me and my sister, Brenda, to Mogogosiek Baby Home. My mom is still not able to provide for us and so I moved to Kaptagat Children’s Home with my sister so that we can continue with our education. I am in 2nd grade (Class 2).  I’m happy to be cared for and safe. K04-CFH/151    

Age: 6 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

David

In 2017 I was referred to a safe house in Naivasha, which is the town next to Maai Mahiu. Eighteen months letter my case was reported to the police station because the safe house only provides temporary housing but I had no where else to go. I lived with my aunt who was very abusive when I was referred to the safe house. She fled and has disappeared. I am an orphan and no one knows any other details about my family or relatives. I have some disabilities. I had no where to go until I found a family at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). K01-CFH/157    

Age: 12 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Denis

I live with my grandmother.  My parents abandoned me and are untraceable. My grandmother is very sick with high blood pressure and she is diabetic.  She is in and out of the hospital often.  I miss school a lot and depend on well-wishers to provide for me. My cousin, Raphael, is in the same situation.  Our grandmother reached out to the sub-county children’s department for help because she knew she could not care for us. We were so thankful for the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home where we are safe and all of our needs are met.  I am in 3rd grade (Class 3). K01-CFH/158  

Age: 9 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Geoffrey

I do not know my father.  My mom is mentally sick.  She was taken to the police station after we were found in the very cold forest by a Good Samaritan. She said we were in the forest praying and fasting.  She has never been concerned with her children.  We were dependent upon others to feed us and we were always moving from one place to another.  I am so happy to be settled in one place at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.  I am happy my brother, John, lives there with me too.  I am in 3rd grade (Class 3). K01-CFH/162  

Age: 9 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Samuel K.

My mom died on January 27, 2017 and the next year my dad died on June 2, 2018.  They passed away from AIDS.  My dad was also paralyzed.  Life was so hard.  I was left with my grandmother.  She is elderly, sick and not in a position to care for me. I was in and out of school because we could not afford for me to attend. Often I stayed home to help with the chores and care for my grandmother. This makes it hard to focus on my education.  I am thankful to have the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home and attend school.  I am in 7th grade (Class 7). K01-CFH/163  

Age: 13 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Are you looking for a child from a specific home with which your church or organization is connected?

For Maai Mahiu Children’s Home, click here.

For Kaptagat Children’s Home, click here

My experience with child sponsorship through Chariots actually began in Kenya, as I was fortunate enough to visit the Maai Maihu children’s Mark-Hayner-with-Isaac2home in 2009.
On a walk to church Sunday morning, I walked next to a young boy named Isaac, who I was taken with right away.  He had a very quiet confidence about him, and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him. In just a few days’ time I had grown a deep love for these children and wanted to be able to make an impact in their lives even after I went home. For my family, the answer to that desire was child sponsorship.  What’s more, God made it very clear who I should sponsor.  I checked with the social worker named Rose, and sure enough, Isaac was not being sponsored at the time.  I was thrilled.  Since then, I’ve gotten to correspond with him through letters, and twice now, have gotten to see him in person–to hug him, give him some gifts, and most importantly, spend some precious minutes with him- sharing updates on our family, and hearing about his goals and dreams.  He is no longer the young boy I knew on that walk, but now a young man, with a bright future ahead of him.  His quiet confidence is evident as ever, and it comes from the solid biblical foundation he was given at this Children’s home.  This is a young man, who despite his circumstances, knows who he is in Christ, and that makes all the difference.  He affectionately refers to himself as “our loving son,” a fact which I am very proud of!

Sponsoring a child through Chariots is simply one of the most rewarding things that you can do.  It takes the idea of showing God’s love to a new level, as you are honestly gaining a family member through this.  To love them, pray for them, and watch them grow and develop is one of the most precious things you can experience.   It is a very tangible way to bless someone and show the love that God has given us first.  I would highly, highly recommend getting involved, and sponsoring a child today if the Lord has laid that on your heart.  I can promise you, you will never regret it!

Mark Hayner, sponsor since 2009

 

 

Crystal MoyerAs a younger couple, my husband and I were struggling to have a child of our own.  We started the adoption process to give a child a home but God started giving us girls of our own.  However, our hearts were still tender toward those children without a home or family.   So our family was delighted when our church partnered with Chariots for Hope.  We jumped at the chance to sponsor a child and now a family of Dad, Mom and four daughters … has a BOY, Emmanuel!!!!  We have been blessed as we pray for him and communicate with him through packages.

God had another blessing to bestow! My oldest daughter and I had the miracle of going on a mission’s trip to Kaptagat Children’s Home where our boy lives.  We had built a relationship through pictures and notes, and Emmanuel knew who we were the minute he saw us.  God’s love and prayers connected us and now we were face to face … my cup runneth over!  The time we spent with him was glorious, he is a gift from God.  Words cannot describe the joy that floods my heart every time I pray for or think of our boy, Emmanuel.

It is a blessing for us to give to these children, but I saw firsthand what our family meant to Emmanuel.  As a sponsor, you are not just a name … they want to know you, they love you and they thank God for you!  Praise God we can be a part of these children’s lives!

Crystal Moyer, sponsor since 2014