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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

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 5th 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 7th 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

Reuben

I came to live at Kaptagat Children’s Home when I was 16 years old.  It is very uncommon for someone who is already a teenager to be given the opportunity to be part of a children’s home and yet my past was so horrific I am thankful that an exception was made for me. Both of my parents had passed away by the time I came to the home. Before they died both of my parents were alcoholics and were frequently in prison.  My older siblings were dropping out of school and running away from the family. I had no hope.  I am thankful that I have finished high school and will be joining college. K04-CFH/021  

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

Davis

My mom was a single parent and I am her only child. She passed away a few weeks after I was born. My elderly grandparents are the only relatives I know. My mom became sick a few days after she delivered me at home. She was taken to the hospital but a few weeks later she died. My grandparents cannot care for me so I was taken to Mogogosiek Baby Home. Now that I am ready to join primary school and my grandfather cannot care for me, I came with a few other friends from the baby home to Kaptagat Children’s Home. I am in 1st grade (Class 1). K04-CFH/155  

Age: 8 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat

Diana

My mom was a single parent. I have four older siblings, including twin brothers.  When I was very young my mom got sick. She was in the hospital for three months before she passed away. My grandparents have both died as well.  Relatives took my older siblings in to care for them but they could not care for me so I found my home at Mogogosiek Baby Home. Recently I moved to Kaptagat Children’s Home with some of my friends from the baby home. This is because I am in 2nd grade (Class 2) now and too old to remain at the baby home. I am happy that I can continue going to school. K04-CFH/150    

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

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

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

Austin

My father abandoned the family, leaving me in the care of my mother. When my father left there was a huge financial burden and visible void in the family. My mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis. As a result of her illness, she was not able to work. We could not afford school fees and it was very difficult to attend school.  Since moving to Kaptagat children’s home,  I have been able to complete high school and now I am in college. I am studying at Eldoret Polytechnic School. K04-CFH/019  

Age: 22 | Gender: Male | Children's Home: Kaptagat