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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:

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 finished high school in 2015! I am now looking forward to learning a trade so that I will be able to support myself as an adult.   K08-CFH/025

Age: 22 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Ann

I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 14 years old.  I do not know my father.  My mom married someone after I was born. Then she died.  I was left to live with my step-father. He started abusing me.  It was so bad he was arrested and taken to court, but due to the corruption in our country his case was dismissed. Thankfully, the District Children’s Officer became aware of my situation through this and recommended that I be brought to Mahiga in order to keep me safe.  I do not have any other family members. I am now at Kenyatta University studying education. K08-CFH/102

Age: 20 | 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

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 cannot 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 to go to school and I am in Class 3 (3rd grade).   K01-CFH/145

Age: 11 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Jane

My dad died when I was very young.  I am the youngest of five children and my mother tried her best to take care of us.  She is unemployed and was not able to provide for all of us. She worked temporary jobs whenever she could find work but without having a consistent income it was impossible to care for us. When I was in preschool I came to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.  I have enjoyed living here and am very grateful for the opportunity to be safe, eat 3 meals daily and attend school.  I am in 6th grade now . I am an average student and when I grow up I would like to be a banker. K01-CFH/018

Age: 14 | Gender: Female | 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.  It seems that it was too overwhelming for them because 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 just finished high school and am waiting to join college.  I never dreamed this would have been possible.   .K08-CFH/020

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

Desmond

I came to live at Maai Mahiu after living in a safe house  since October 2013.  I went there because my mom earned an income by making and selling illegal alcohol. This is a serious offense in Kenya and she was imprisoned several times for it. During those times I was left with my aunt who is an alcoholic. My mom also started selling drugs. Earlier this year the organization that ran the safe house tried to make a plan for me to go back home but my mom moved away. No one knows where she is living now.  They cannot find my relatives either.  I am now in 3rd grade (Class 3).   K01-CFH/133

Age: 12 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

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 so we went to the District Child Officer for help.  They took us to Mahiga’s Children’s Home. I feel safe again.  I am in 11th grade (Form 3). K08-CFH/115

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

Erick

My mom is not married. I do not know my father. I have one older sister who helps to take care of my mom. She has some strange disease which caused her leg to be amputated. Since she is immobile now she is unable to work. We were dependent upon my grandparents to provide for me but they did not have a source of income either. I did not know if I would be able to attend school. It is hard to believe that now I am in my last year of primary school in 8th grade (Class 8). This is only possible because I live at Mahiga Children’s Home. I hope to be able to support myself and my family one day. K08-CFH/052

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

Maureen

My mom was chased from her home when she had me out of wedlock.  I do not know my father.  We moved around from one place to the next.  My mom struggled to take care of me and became very depressed.  Neighbors and relatives used to make sure I was getting fed but no one could consistently care for me.  I was not attending school.  In 2011, I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home. It is so nice to be taken care of and loved.  I just finished primary school in December 2015.  I never thought I would make it through Class 8.  I will be 14 years old in 2016. I enjoy playing netball and being clean.   K08-CFH/074  

Age: 14 | 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