For many orphans or needy children here in Mt. Elgon, Kenya, the chances of staying in school until graduation are slim. The need to put food on the table and clothes on their backs often overshadows the need for a good education. Many of the children we have encountered risk being sent to work as laborers or shop helpers. Some even scavenge through garbage to find something to sell, just to buy a paltry amount of food. The funds you provide supplement the household funding to take away that need.
What do the dollars you send monthly through Children of Promise mean? For an orphan or needy child in Mt. Elgon, Kenya, it means a lot: a chance to stay in school and have an opportunity for a better life. It may not seem like a lot of money to sponsors, but for the children we sponsor it means hope.
Our volunteers in Children of Promise in Kenya work tirelessly to research orphan or needy children’s stories. They ensure these kids have good health, stay in school by following up with monthly visits and checking report cards and attendance records, and ensuring that the money you give is making a difference
When children find out they have been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need profoundly changes the future for your sponsored child, and can change your own life as well.
Thank you and God be with you all.
Ronald Wilson Chenimo
Children of Promise Kenya