In kenya, we help care for some awesome kids!
They now have hope, love, security, education,
AND A BRIGHT FUTURE.
In our home, they are a part of a family.
A family where they find acceptance, a sense of belonging, and lots of love. they attend private school, and as they grow older, they are taught life skills or given the opportunity to go to a vocational school.
THEIR LIFE BEFORE WAS TOUGH.
ABUSE, MALTREATMENT, STARVATION, FGM*, AND FORCEd EARLY-CHILDHOOD MARRIAGE WAS THEIR REALITY. THAT’S WHY WE PARTNERED WITH TWO NON-PROFITS WHO RESCUE CHILDREN FROM THESE HORRORS, AND TOGETHER WE ARE GIVING THEM THE CHANCE TO LIVE THE LIFE THEY WERE MADE FOR.
Thanks to your support, we are building them a beautiful new home on 5 acres of land! it will suit their needs and proivde room to grow so we can care for more precious children!
SPONSOR A CHILD
YOUR MONTHLY SPONSORSHIP WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE PROVIDING CARE, SUPPORT, AND EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN IN OUR SAFE HOME!
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, for non-medical reasons (World Health Organization 2014). FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. This horrific practice is carried out on adolescent girls ranging from birth to fifteen years of age. In the many tribes, FGM is a long-held cultural practice performed on young girls before they are married. FGM victims suffer detrimental medical and psychological trauma as a consequence of the procedure. Almost all victims suffer from infection, pain, bleeding, long-term health complications, and in some cases, death. The procedure is preformed with unsterilized knives, razor blades and pieces of glass, which results in the spread of HIV (Medical Complications of Female Genital Mutilation. Journal of American College of Health)
In many parts of Kenya, girls are typically sold into marriage to older men against their will. Often, parents arrange these marriages in exchange for cattle; young girls have no choice in the matter. Polygamy is a common practice; girls as young as 8 become the fifth or sixth wife to men as old as 70. Once married, a girl will no longer attend school. Instead, her days will be spent working for the older wives and her husband. A life of extreme sexual and physical abuse is the stark reality she will face on a daily basis.