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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:

Joyline

My dad died when I was 2 years old.  My mom was a widow with five children. We did not have land and had been living as squatters on someone’s farm. After my dad died, the owners chased us off this property. We moved around the village begging for food and trying to survive. The area chief and church leaders stepped in to help and took me and my sister, Brenda, to Mogogosiek Baby Home. My mom is still not able to provide for us and so I moved to Kaptagat Children’s Home with my sister so that we can continue with our education. I am in 2nd grade (Class 2).  I’m happy to be cared for and safe. K04-CFH/151    

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

Kelvin

My mom was a single parent who lived with her uncle. My maternal grandparents had died before I was born. When my mom became pregnant with my younger brother, Boaz, the doctors planned for her to have a cesarean delivery. However, she gave birth naturally without complications. Three days later she died suddenly without explanations. My great-uncles could not care for us so Boaz and I were brought to Mogogosiek Baby Home. Since I am now old enough to go to primary school I moved to Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). I have 3 older siblings. K04-CFH/153    

Age: 5 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Mercy

My mom is a single parent. I do not know my father. I have six siblings. My mom had no place to call home and we would wander from village to village looking for food. My mom is mentally unstable and often very confused. She did not keep us safe. My older siblings went to live at several children’s homes and I was brought to Mogogosiek Baby Home just before I turned 2 years old. Now that I am joining primary school I have moved to Kaptagat Children’s Home with some of my friends who were also at the baby home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). I am thankful to be safe and loved well. K04-CFH/149    

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

Alex

My mother died while she was giving birth to me.  I was her fifth child and the other four all passed away while they were still infants.  My mom had a very difficult life.  After she died, my dad left me with my grandmother and abandoned me. My grandmother is not stable and her only means of survival is to sell porridge. I do not have any other relatives who can care for me and I had no where to go.  I was thankful for the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.  I am in Nursery class (ECD). K01-CFH/160  

Age: 6 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

David

In 2017 I was referred to a safe house in Naivasha, which is the town next to Maai Mahiu. Eighteen months letter my case was reported to the police station because the safe house only provides temporary housing but I had no where else to go. I lived with my aunt who was very abusive when I was referred to the safe house. She fled and has disappeared. I am an orphan and no one knows any other details about my family or relatives. I have some disabilities. I had no where to go until I found a family at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). K01-CFH/157    

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

Denis

I live with my grandmother.  My parents abandoned me and are untraceable. My grandmother is very sick with high blood pressure and she is diabetic.  She is in and out of the hospital often.  I miss school a lot and depend on well-wishers to provide for me. My cousin, Raphael, is in the same situation.  Our grandmother reached out to the sub-county children’s department for help because she knew she could not care for us. We were so thankful for the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home where we are safe and all of our needs are met.  I am in 3rd grade (Class 3). K01-CFH/158  

Age: 9 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Maai Mahiu

Elijah

My parents separated when I was very young.  My sister and I stayed with our mom.  She passed away from cancer on December 19, 2015 after being sick for a long time.  I was left to live with my sister.  She has her own son and is separated from her husband.  My sister does not have a consistent job.  Sometimes the landlord would lock us out of her rented room because she could not pay the rent. Life is hard.  I was thankful for the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home.  I am in 6th grade (Class 6) at the CFH Academy. K01-CFH/161  

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

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

Raphael

I live with my grandmother.  One of my parents has passed away and the other one abandoned me. My grandmother is very sick with high blood pressure and she is diabetic.  She is in and out of the hospital often.  I miss school a lot and depend on well-wishers to provide for me. My cousin, Raphael, is in the same situation.  Our grandmother reached out to the sub-county children’s department for help because she knew she could not care for us. We were so thankful for the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home where we are safe and all of our needs are met.  I am in 3rd grade (Class 3). K01-CFH/159  

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

Samuel K.

My mom died on January 27, 2017 and the next year my dad died on June 2, 2018.  They passed away from AIDS.  My dad was also paralyzed.  Life was so hard.  I was left with my grandmother.  She is elderly, sick and not in a position to care for me. I was in and out of school because we could not afford for me to attend. Often I stayed home to help with the chores and care for my grandmother. This makes it hard to focus on my education.  I am thankful to have the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home and attend school.  I am in 7th grade (Class 7). K01-CFH/163  

Age: 13 | 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