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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:

Brian

When I was six years old I thought my life was over. My dad died first and then I watched my mom become so sick she died just a few months later. We were living with a neighbor after my dad died because our relatives disowned us. I did not know what was going to happen to me.  Since coming to Mahiga Children’s Home, I have hope. K08-CFH/022

Age: 18 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Jane

My dad was the breadwinner of our family.  I have two older sisters and an older brother.  My dad was shot and killed suddenly by a group of thieves.  It was so difficult for us as a family!  My mom was unemployed at the time and could not find a job to support us.  We started going days without eating and life became very dark.  In 2011 when I was 8 years old my sister, Mercy, and I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  It was the only way we were going to survive and stay in school.  I love it here!  School is not easy for me but I try my best. I am now in Class 7 (7th grade).  I enjoy playing ball games. K08-CFH/066
 

Age: 13 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Charity

My parents separated after my father came back from Mombassa very sick (AIDS).  My mother ran away one day and I was left under the care of my father.  He did not know how to care for me and would leave me alone for long periods of time. I did not have any food.  My neighbors saw my situation and took me to the police station.  The police brought me to Mahiga Children’s Home while they promised to look for my mother.  That was three years ago.  I cannot go back to live with my father because his situation has become worse.  I enjoy the children’s home. I am in Class 5 (5th grade) this year.   K08-CFH/100

Age: 14 | Gender: | Children's Home: Mahiga

Gladys

My mom passed away when I was 3 years old.  I do not know my dad.  After my mom died I was forced to live with my mean grandmother.  I did not have any other relatives to provide for me.  I have an older sister but she is not able to care for me.  My grandmother abused me and was very cruel.  The government warned her to stop but she did not until I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 9 years old.  Sometimes I have a look of confusion on my face and I’m told it is because the abuse has impacted my development.  I am happy to be in my last year of primary school, which is 8th grade (Class 8).     K01-CFH/090

Age: 13 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Daniel

I come from a large family.  I am the youngest of six children.  When my mom passed away, it was just us and our dad.  However, he changed when mom died and became severely depressed.  He could no longer work and provide for us.  I remember being fed by the neighbors because they knew that we did not have any food. Even the local government helped us.  Our situation was not getting better and when I was 10 years old I was given the chance to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  It is hard to imagine how far I have come.  This year is my last year of secondary school.  I am in 12th grade (Form 4).     K08-CFH/018

Age: 20 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

John

My dad held our family together.  I am the youngest of six children.  My mother has a severe intellectual disability.  When my dad passed away we no longer had a source of income to provide for us.  My mother tried to take care of me but it was a struggle for her, especially with two of my siblings in high school.  I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 9 years old.  I had not attended school consistently before this time so I was in Class 1 even though I was older.  Now I am 14 years old and in 6th grade.  I am a below average student but I try my best.  People tell me I would make a good pastor.   K08-CFH/029  

Age: 14 | Gender: male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Mary

My mom passed away from AIDS.  I am also sick.  I do not know anything about my father.  I am the youngest of four children.  When my mom died we went to live with a relative but he has his own children and struggled to take care of me.  Life was hard.  I then went to live with  my grandmother but she is very elderly and did not have a source of income either.  I was not able to start attending school when I should have because we did not have any money.  I came to Mahiga Children’s Home in 2011 and was only in Class 2, even though I was 11 years old.  I am now in Class 7 and doing my best in school!  I enjoy music. K08-CFH/064

Age: 16 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

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

For Maai Mahiu Children’s Home, click here.

For Kaptagat Children’s Home, click here

For Ogada 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