Kenya

$50/MONTH

80% of high school age kids in Narok, Kenya are not in school. Several compounding factors, such as drought, drugs and alcohol, sexual abuse and teen pregnancy, create a lack of financial resources, inhibiting kids from attending school. Amidst widespread generational poverty, our partners believe that helping kids receive their education will significantly impact these kids and their community, and we’ve seen that to be true. $50/month provides housing, food, education, counseling, and support for one high school student.

Namunyak Kitare

Namunyak is in Form 1 (9th grade). Her father has two wives, so Namunyak is the youngest in a large family of 13 kids. The school fees have been overwhelming for the number of kids in the family still in school. Two years ago, Namunyak’s father retired. Because of the great challenges this posed for the family in meeting basic needs, he has recently been relying on livestock and farming for income. However, the varied seasons and prolonged drought has meant the harvests have been meager to none. These challenges led Namunyak to pursue sponsorship.

Stephen Muriungi

Stephen is in Form 2 (10th grade). He is the youngest of five children. His father is a casual laborer, as they do not own any land or livestock for additional sources of income. This makes it challenging to meet not only the basic needs but educational needs of the family. Stephen is seeking sponsorship for 2020 to continue his high school education.

Lewis Wijenje

Lewis is in Form 1 (9th grade). Seven years ago, Lewis’ parents divorced as his father struggled with an addiction to alcohol. Lewis’ mother supports her family by working as a housemaid. However, this income is insufficient to pay for the kids’ education on top of rent and other family needs. Lewis and his sister have both taken their 8th-grade examinations and are able to join high school in 2020 if they can receive sponsorship.

David Ikai Laban

David is in class 8 (8th grade). He is the fifth of six children in his family. His mother does casual work like  washing clothes. Although this provides some income for the family, it is not a permanent job so the income can be unstable. David’s siblings work when opportunities for work arise. One of David’s sisters is a student at Pwani University and another sister attends Chakaranda Special Education School. With sponsorship, David will be able to continue on to high school as he enters into 9th grade in 2021.

Siamanta Pakuanik

Siamanta is in Form 1 (9th grade). She is the first born of five children in her family. Most of the family’s income comes from the father’s job as a watchman at the nearby private secondary school near their home. Yet this income is still not enough to provide for the families of his two wives. Siamanta’s mother has been looking for ways she can start a business but has been without much success. Coming from a poor background, life has been challenging for Siamanta. This worries her as she hopes to join high school but this seems difficult because of her family’s financial situation.

Navel Papaenye

Navel is in Form 1 (9th grade). He is the fifth born of twenty-one children. Navel’s father has two wives. The first wife has eleven children and the second has ten children. Seven of the children are in high school. Navel’s parents have very little income from casual jobs, selling animals, and some farming. However, due to the drought in Kenya the farming has been fluctuating. This lack of income makes it challenging to provide for the large family. To pay for school fees and books, Navel depends on donations from well-wishers. Because his school fees cannot always be paid, Navel is in and out of school.

Namunyak Sunge

Namunyak is in Form 2 (10th grade). She is the sixth born of sixteen children. Of the father’s two wives, one has nine children and the other wife has seven children. However, the mothers provide and care for the family as the father gives little care toward them. Yet, both families are in great need as they currently have little to no income from casual jobs, nor do they have cattle they can sell for an earning. Therefore, Namunyak had been in and out of school due to the inability to pay the school fees.

Uganda

$75/MONTH

This project seeks to provide a formal education for young mothers who have gone through Wakisa Ministries.  Wakisa Ministries is an organization The Hope Venture partners with that takes in women with crisis pregnancies who have been abandoned, abused, or rejected.  After the women spend time at Wakisa and give birth, many of them do not have the ability to pay for school. Your $75/month would help provide the necessary boarding school fees for these women who have had to drop out because of their pregnancy.  With the help of an education, we hope this can help the women provide for themselves and their child, improve their employability, and improve their self-esteem. Consider joining with us today!

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