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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:

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

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

Elijah

My mother died in 2007 after a brief illness. Although she worked hard to care for her children, my siblings and I lacked a lot of the necessities of life. My father disappeared and never returned home. He avoided the responsibility of nurturing and caring for his family. This left a huge void in our lives. My situation improved when I was admitted to the Kaptagat Children’s Home in 2006. Now I have a safe loving environment where I can thrive. I am in the trade school. K04-CFH/046

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

Christopher

My mom was a single mother and never had the privilege of an education. Life was hard. We moved constantly to find her work so she could provide stability for her children. Unfortunately, my mother was only able to find casual employment because of her lack of education. The instability had a negative effect on my education. We never had a place to call home. It has been a struggle for my mother to care for our physical, medical, and educational needs. I am so grateful for the love and care being provided by the Kaptagat Children’s Home. I finally feel safe and secure. I am in 10th grade (Form 2). K04-CFH/065

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

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

Derrick

Both of my parents have died.  My mom passed away in 2012 and my dad in 2013.  They died from an AIDS related illness.  After my mom died I went to live with  my grandmother because my dad was too sick to care for me. My grandmother is also sick and mentally ill. My two siblings went to live with my aunt but I had to remain with her.  She is not able to work because of her health and she had no way of earning an income. Life has been very hard for me.  I am in 3rd grade (Class 3) and I am so thankful to be at Mahiga Children’s Home now.  I am safe and happy. K08-CFH/126

Age: 9 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Joseph

I live with my father in a tiny room at my grandmother’s farm.  My 5 year old sister and I share the bed with my dad. He abuses drugs and alcohol.  That’s why my mom left.  He was physically abusive towards her.  My dad does not work but would leave us alone for hours with no one to take care of us.  My sister and I had to stop going to school because we did not have school fees. We would wander in the village looking for food.  I am thankful to be joining nursery school now that I am living at Mahiga Children’s Home and I’m so thankful my sister, Rebecca, is living with me as well at Mahiga. K08-CFH/124

Age: 7 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Melvin

I do not know my father.  When I was nine years old my mom passed away from an HIV/AIDS related illness.  I was left to live with my grandparents but it was so hard for me. I distanced myself from them and would often spend time at my mother’s grave.  My grandparents farm is rocky and dry so we are not able to grow food.  They are elderly and cannot work so it was very difficult for them to care for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I am in 5th grade (Class 5). K08-CFH/128  

Age: 11 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Rebecca

I live with  my eight year old brother and my dad in a single room house. I share a bed with both of them.  My mom abandoned the family after being physically abused by my dad.  He is irresponsible and drug addicted.  He does not work and often leaves my brother and I alone for hours with no one to care for us. We were not able to go to school and would wander in the village looking for food. I am thankful to be at Mahiga Children’s Home with my brother, Joseph.  I feel safe and am now in Nursery school. K08-CFH/125  

Age: 5 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Mary

My mom  abandoned the family when I was still very young.  She let with two of my siblings and I remained under my father’s care.  I also lived with two of my siblings. We shared a one-room rented house. Our kitchen, sitting area and bedroom where all in the same small space. It was very congested. My dad repairs shoes for a living and does not earn enough money to buy our food and send us to school.  We would wander in the village looking for food instead of attending school. I am very thankful to live at Mahiga Children’s Home with my brother, George.  I am in Nursery School. K08-CFH/131  

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

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