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Chariots for Hope, in partnership with Cornerstone Church of Skippack would like to introduce you to these children in need of a sponsor

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

Cosmas

I do not know my father. My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and passed away on August 4, 2017.  I am the youngest of six children, although one of my sisters also passed away.  My other sister is married.  I planned to live alone with two of my brothers but it was not going well as we do not have a way to support ourselves.  I was constantly being sent home from school.  The church is now assisting one of my brothers to go back to school and I’m thankful for the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home where I am safe and can continue with school. I am in 6th grade (Class 6).   K04-CFH/132

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

Diana

My parents separated in 2011, the same year I was born. I am the youngest of five children.  We were left to live with my alcoholic father.  My mother left us to marry another man.  My oldest sister is 15 years old and living with a man.  It was not safe for my sister and I to stay with my father because he is very unpredictable when he is drunk, which is most of the time.  I am very happy that both my sister, Brenda, and I were able to come live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I can now attend school instead of doing house chores for my father. I am in Nursery School. K04-CFH/130  

Age: 9 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Valary

I do not know my dad. I come from a community where everyone makes brew and drinks liquor. My mom died earlier this year. She had AIDS. I have been living with my grandparents who live in the same community and are alcoholics. They sold their land in order to support their drinking habits. No one cares if I go to school or not. I have never gone to school consistently. I did not have hope that my future holds anything good until I was given the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home. I can now attend school regularly and am in 3rd grade (Class 3). I have hope again. K04-CFH/145  

Age: 10 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Daniel

Several months before I was born my dad left home with my 3 sisters because of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. My mother was left alone and went to her parents. While they were separated my mom had two more children but eventually returned to my dad. My parents later realized that they had AIDS and they both dealt with this reality by turning to alcohol. My dad died early in 2018 and my mom does not care about life anymore. This means she does not care about taking care of me either. I am in 3rd grade (Class 3) and thankful for the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home. K04-CFH/146    

Age: 10 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Abigail

My mom separated from her husband and went back to live with her parents.  In 2015 she got very sick and died. No one in her family knew where her husband was staying so I was left to live with my maternal grandparents. One of my aunts got married and took me to live with her since I was still very young. Later she left her husband and went back to my grandparents. Yet she left me to live with her husband who is a man I do not know.  It was very dangerous for me and I was scared.  I am thankful that I was rescued to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home since no one in my family can care for me. I am in 1st grade. K04-CFH/148    

Age: 7 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Brenda

My dad died in 2006 soon after I was born. As soon as this happened his family chased my mom away from our home. We had to go back to where her parents are living. They are alcoholics and are very poor.  My mom collects firewood in the forest to sell in an attempt to care for me. I have six siblings. My oldest sister is already a mom herself and my two oldest brothers are uneducated and unemployed. I felt that I would grow up with a hopeless future until I was given the opportunity to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am so thankful! I am in 3rd grade which is called class 3 in Kenya. K04-CFH/144    

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

Naomi

My parents separated because they were blaming the other one for their HIV infection. My dad has been out of my life and not involved. My mom was living in her step-brother’s servants house until she was throw out. She then rented a room at the shopping center through her small jobs. Nearly all of her money goes towards rent, which means I have had to try to find jobs to work. The doctor said it is important for my mom to eat well because of her health condition so it is very difficult for her to have extra money to feed me and my sister, Sharon. Life has been so hard. I am happy to be at Kaptagat. I am in 4th grade. K04-CFH/140    

Age: 10 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Sharon

My parents separated because they were blaming the other one for their HIV infection. My dad has been out of my life and not involved. My mom was living in her step-brother’s servants house until she was throw out. She then rented a room at the shopping center through her small jobs. Nearly all of her money goes towards rent, which means I have had to try to find jobs to work. The doctor said it is important for my mom to eat well because of her health condition so it is very difficult for her to have extra money to feed me and my sister, Naomi. Life has been so hard. I am happy to be at Kaptagat. I am in 6th grade. K04-CFH/141  

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

Lorna

My mom was a single working parent with two children. She left her home area and went to Western Kenya where she met my dad. She became pregnant with me and was infected with AIDS. She was to ashamed to go back to her family. She has not been healthy since I was born. Her brother, my uncle, looked for her and found her in very bad health. She has been in and out of the hospital. My uncle is supporting by older brothers. My older sister is already married. I am very sad by my mother’s health condition. I had no hope for my future until I came to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home.  I am in 6th grade (Class 6). K04-CFH/138  

Age: 14 | Gender: Female | Children's Home: Kaptagat