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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:

Ibrahim

My brother, Sammy, and I have been in and out of safe houses several times. Our parents are alive but they abandoned us. The area chief  rescued us to the safe house.  It is nice to have somewhere to eat and sleep but we could not go to school while we are there. My dad is a drug addict. My mom has served jail time in a maximum security prison. We do not  know any relatives who are able to take care of us. My life felt hopeless until my brother and I were given an opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am now able to go to school and I am in 4th grade (Class 4).     K01-CFH/145

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

John

I do not know my father.  My mom was not married. I have one older brother and one older sister.  When my mom passed away we were left to live with her extended family.  A short time later they abandoned me.  I had no one to take care of me. Different people in the community tried to help out and let me stay with them but no place was permanently home. When I was five years old I found my home at Mahiga Children’s home. I have finished high school. Now I am in my third year of trade school studying plumbing. I never dreamed this would have been possible. K08-CFH/020  

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

Mark

My dad was 82 years old when he died in 2011.  He had two wives.  My mom was 46 years old when she died in May 2017.  I have 10 siblings.  When my parents died, my dad’s other wife abandoned us and denied us from any inheritance rights.  We have nothing.  My older siblings are all living in poverty and my older sisters were married off instead of going to high school.  After my mom died, I lived alone with three of my siblings. We are all in primary school and it is very difficult.  We are not safe.  I was thankful when neighbors brought us to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.  I am in 5th grade (Class 5). K01-CFH/148  

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

Daniel

My mom disappeared from home when I was very young.  No one has seen or heard from her since.  I do not know my father. I have one older sister and brother.  I went to live with my grandmother after my mom disappeared.  It was a struggle for her though because she did not have a steady source of income.  I did not know what my life would hold for me.  There was no one else to take care of me. When I was 5 years old I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  It is hard to believe that I am now in my second year of university. I am studying commerce which involves banking and accounting. K08-CFH/014  

Age: 19 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Sharon

Both of my parents are alive.  I come from a very large family and my older siblings have not been able to break out of poverty.  They have dropped out of school, become single parents or are unemployed.  My parents do not own any land and they work temporary jobs on someone else’s land in order to try to feed us.  I did not have any hope of my life being any different until I was given the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I not only have hope for myself but for my family as well.  If I can finish school then maybe I will be able  to help my family too.  I am in 7th grade (Class 7). K04-CFH/127

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

Cosmas

I do not know my father. My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and passed away on August 4, 2017.  I am the youngest of six children, although one of my sisters also passed away.  My other sister is married.  I planned to live alone with two of my brothers but it was not going well as we do not have a way to support ourselves.  I was constantly being sent home from school.  The church is now assisting one of my brothers to go back to school and I’m thankful for the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home where I am safe and can continue with school. I am in 6th grade (Class 6).   K04-CFH/132

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

Diana

My parents separated in 2011, the same year I was born. I am the youngest of five children.  We were left to live with my alcoholic father.  My mother left us to marry another man.  My oldest sister is 15 years old and living with a man.  It was not safe for my sister and I to stay with my father because he is very unpredictable when he is drunk, which is most of the time.  I am very happy that both my sister, Brenda, and I were able to come live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I can now attend school instead of doing house chores for my father. I am in Nursery School. K04-CFH/130  

Age: 9 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Christopher

I do not know my father. My mother is a drug addict and has been in and out of prison my entire life. I had to live with my grandmother who is an alcoholic and did not care about  me.  I was malnourished and often scavenging the streets for food.  In 2011, I was rescued to Mahiga Children’s Home.  I began to see myself as someone with worth and value again. I was also able to consistently attend school. I love learning. I am in 9th grade (which is called Form 1 in Kenya). K08-CFH/079      

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

Hannah

My mom was never married and I do not know my father.  When I was young my mom passed away from pneumonia. So my two older brothers and I went to live with my grandmother. The only source of income we had was earned from growing vegetables on a small plot of land beside our house. We did not make enough money for my grandmother to take care of me.  I did know if I would ever be able to attend school until I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 6 years old. I am doing an internship as the last step of my trade school.  I am studying hairdressing and beauty therapy. K08-CFH/025    

Age: 24 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Paul

My parents separated when I was young and my mom disappeared. My dad is an alcoholic who never cared about his kids.  My two older brothers went to the streets to survive. One of them is still living there and the other is in a rehab program. My sister and I went to live with my grandmother. She passed away in 2016. My sister and I were on our own. She is physically disabled and it is difficult for her to find work to support us. I thought that I would end up on the streets as well until I was rescued to Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am so thankful. I am in 7th grade (Class 7). K01-CFH/152

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