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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

Charity

My family was all living together until October 2016 when my mother was caught dealing drugs and was put in prison. At this point my father fled and disappeared because he was also involved in drug trafficking.  I am the second oldest child and have six siblings. We had no one to take care of us. Our neighbors did not like us because of what  my parents did and even tried to burn down our house. My grandmother is the only relative who likes us but she is not able to care for us. The District Child Officer took us to Mahiga’s Children’s Home. I am in my first year at trade school studying hairdressing and beauty therapy.   K08-CFH/115

Age: 15 | Gender: Female | 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

Joseph

My mom passed away from AIDS.  My dad is sick too and after he watched my mom die he became very desperate and turned to drugs to take the pain away.  There really was no money that was used to care for me and my brother.  Neighbors and teachers at school saw that the conditions are our home were very bad and stepped in to help as they could.  My school performance was dropping significantly.  When I was 8 years old I was given the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.   I have finished primary school and am now studying plumbing in trade school. I am so thankful. K08-CFH/081  

Age: 15 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Shadrack

My dad died from an unsuccessful stomach operation when I was 1 year old.  When this happened, his family kicked my mom out of their family.  My brother, sister and I stayed with them but they neglected us. We did not have food or proper clothes. Then my maternal grandmother finally intervened. While she has no way to support us, she loves us. My aunt was able to care for my sister while my brother and I lived with my grandmother. However, we still were not able to have our needs met. I am thankful that Alex and I were able to come together to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I am in 7th grade (Class 7). K04-CFH/123  

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

Alex

My dad died the year I was born from an unsuccessful stomach operation. When this happened, his family kicked my mom out of their family.  My brother, sister and I stayed with them but they neglected us.  We did not have food or proper clothes. Then my maternal grandmother finally intervened. While she has no way to support us, she loves us. However, we still were not able to have our needs met. My mom cannot provide for us because she is sick. I am thankful that Shadrack and I came together to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am in 6th grade (Class 6). K04-CFH/134  

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

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

Florence

My parents separated after my mom was infected with AIDS. Both of them have re-married. Neither my step mother or step father want anything to do with me. I was left with my grandmother. She is elderly and does not have any way to provide for me. Her grass thatched house was burned down during the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The government had to built her another two room house because she could not do it for herself. I had no hope and no where to belong until I was given the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am in 4th grade (Class 4). K04-CFH/131  

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

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