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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:

Jane

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 have six siblings and I am in the middle. 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 9th Grade. (Form 1) K08-CFH/116  

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

Millicent

My parents were not married.  I lived with my mom and then she passed away.  I was left in the care of my dad but he abandoned me.  He could legally do this since they were not married but it left me with no where to go. I have an older brother who is a young adult but he is not in a position to provide for me.  My elderly grandmother took me in but it was difficult for her to provide for me since she did not have any source of income.  In 2011, I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I just finished secondary school. I am waiting for acceptance to college. K08-CFH/036  

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

Anthony

My mom was never married.  She passed away from AIDS in 2001 when I was five years old.  I have two older sisters.  I do not know my father.  After my mom died I went to live with my grandparents but soon after I moved in my grandfather passed away.  I felt so bad.  My grandmother tried to sustain our family by growing vegetables but it was too difficult for her.  When I was 7 years old I was brought to Mahiga Children’s Home. It is hard to believe I am so thankful to be living here where I am safe, loved and receiving an education. I am currently attending a university, studying for a law degree. K08-CFH/019  

Age: 23 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

John

My dad held our family together.  I am the youngest of six children.  My mother has a severe intellectual disability.  When my dad passed away we no longer had a source of income to provide for us.  My mother tried to take care of me but it was a struggle for her, especially with two of my siblings in high school.  I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 9 years old.  I had not attended school consistently before this time so I was in Class 1 even though I was older. Now I am in 9th grade. People tell me I would make a good pastor. (Form 1) K08-CFH/029    

Age: 17 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Daniel

I come from a large family.  I am the youngest of six children.  When my mom passed away, it was just us and our dad.  However, he changed when mom died and became severely depressed.  He could no longer work and provide for us.  I remember being fed by the neighbors because they knew that we did not have any food. Even the local government helped us.  Our situation was not getting better and when I was 10 years old I was given the chance to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  It is hard to imagine how far I have come.  I just completed trade school. K08-CFH/018    

Age: 23 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

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

Elijah

I am an only child.  I do not know my father.  My mom passed away from tuberculosis.  I lived with my grandparents after she died but it was difficult for them to take care of me.  They did not have any source of income and so we were all dependent upon my uncles to provide us with food.  I have two uncles who work temporary jobs. This meant that I did not always have food each day and I had to skip school.  In 2011 I was given the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I have a large family now! I am in 9th grade (Form 1).  I am a hard worker so that I will be able to take care of myself one day. K08-CFH/042    

Age: 17 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Mahiga

Charity

My parents separated after my father came back from Mombassa very sick (AIDS).  My mother ran away one day and I was left under the care of my father.  He did not know how to care for me and would leave me alone for long periods of time.  I did not have any food.  My neighbors saw my situation and took me to the police station. The police brought me to Mahiga Children’s Home while they promised to look for my mother. That was three years ago. I cannot go back to live with my father because his situation has become worse. I enjoy the children’s home. I am in (8th grade) this year. K08-CFH/100    

Age: 17 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Joyce

My mom passed away when I was a baby.  I am the youngest of six children.  My father was unemployed and an alcoholic.  After my mom died, he became very abusive towards those of us who were still at home.  My oldest brother moved us to his house for safety reasons but he did not have an income to provide for me consistently.  I was still so young.  When I was 4 years old I moved into Mahiga Children’s Home where I received food, a safe place to sleep and people who loved me. I am now attending a College of Technology. I enjoy playing volleyball and netball. K08-CFH/016  

Age: 21 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Mahiga

Perpetual

My mom passed away from AIDS. My dad is also sick with this disease. After my mom died, my life became a nightmare. Dad started abusing me in multiple ways. The local community stepped in to have the police arrest him for the way he was treating me. He is now in prison. My little brother and I then lived with my grandmother but she was unable to take care of me. When I was 8 years old in 2010, I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home. I’m so grateful for the love I receive there. I am healthy. School is very difficult for me but I try my best. Now I am in my last year of primary school which is 8th grade (Class 8). K08-CFH/001  

Age: 17 | 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