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Meet a few of our kids:

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

Brian

Before coming to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home I was living in a safe house in Naivasha.  My aunt had brought me from Kisumu, where I was born. She then abandoned me and I had no where to go. I was living on the streets. I came to live at Maai Mahiu in 2015. I was not used to living in a nurturing environment and struggled to trust the people there. I ran away and went to find my parents in Kisumu.  I found them but they are living in horrific conditions and I could not stay with them. Thankfully I was able to return to the Children’s Home. I am in 11th grade (Form 3). K01-CFH/119    

Age: 21 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Peter

My mom passed away while giving birth to me.  I do not know my dad.  I was left with my grandparents who were elderly, and they both passed away while I was still very young.  My two older brothers were struggling to work to support themselves and the only other relative I had to live with was my uncle.  He was not responsible and I would often miss meals. By the time I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 5 years old, I was not doing well and was malnourished.  I’m so thankful for the opportunity to complete my secondary school education. I am currently in Technical Training Institute. K08-CFH/015    

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

Peter

My sister Margaret and I were abandoned by our parents in the streets of Nairobi. A neighbor found us wandering in the streets and took us to our grandparents. They live near Mahiga. They do not have a source of income and have very little land. They are also very elderly and are unable to care for us. We were happy to be with family but it was hard because our basic needs were not being met. I am happy to be at Mahiga Children’s Home with my sister, Margaret. I am in Nursery School. K08-CFH/135

Age: 4 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

David

When I was 1 year old my dad died suddenly one night. My parents were not together when he died. I have 7 older siblings but there is no one to take care of us as my mom is intellectually disabled. The mud hut we lived in was falling down. Instead of going to school, we would go fishing during the day so that we could eat. Two of my siblings came with me to the children’s home. I am thankful to have a safe place to sleep and be able to go to school. K01-CFH/130

Age: 14 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Stephen

My mother passed away in 2016 and soon after, my father also died. After my mother’s death my siblings and I had started living at my grandmother’s house in the town of Maai Mahiu. My grandmother did not have any source of income and my siblings and I were all on the streets begging for food. My sister, Maureen, and I were brought to Mogogosiek Baby Home by the manager of Maai Mahiu after he had rescued our older siblings. My sister and I are now old enough for primary school and have transferred to Maai Mahiu Children’s Home to be with our siblings. K01-CFH/169

Age: 7 | 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