Thank You For Helping Andrew and Stella (two of the many orphans in Kenya).
Life for little Andrew and his big sister Stella has been filled with sadness, sickness and loss. They are blessed however, to have a grandmother (Salome) to take care of them when their mother got sick and died. Andrew is a sick little boy and Salome tries to provide the medicines he needs but she struggles to provide the basic needs. Education is something that she can’t afford for her grandchildren. She sells vegetables at the market but it isn’t enough to cover the family expenses.
Salome recently came to ACDF for help. Captivating and ACDF were able to supply Salome with a microloan. She has since then leased one acre of land for farming, and has been busy planting bananas and vegetables for commercial sale. It is harvesting season for bananas at the moment and Salome is going to use the proceeds of her harvests to pay the loan back and use the remaining profits to sustain her family.
We are glad we have the opportunity to help Salome and many others who have a similar story and struggle to support the orphaned children they have taken upon themselves to care for. The aim of these microloans is to assist in creating self-sustainability among families who help care for the growing number of orphans in Kenya. There are currently 122 families in the Micro-Finance Program together caring for more than 100 orphaned children – a program that will expand up to 200 families in the months to come. We thank the amazing sponsors who have given to this program and the difference they have helped to make in the lives of orphans. We plan to keep progressively expanding this work. If you would like to be a program partner with us, your donation will enable us to build loan capital and thereby increase the number of families and orphans we can help. Your gift will keep on giving.
For more information about this project or to find out how you could partner with Captivating to bring lasting change to families in remote rural locations, contact email@example.com
Little Joel became an orphan when his mother passed away but was recently adopted by his step grandmother, Nyanchoka. He is four years old and is expected to start school next year. Nyanchoka has been living alone since her husband died. Before Joel came into her home, she spent most of her time at her small tea farm, just waiting for the end of the day, then go home to her lonely house.
In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8), we recognize Gladys and the many other women just like her who have amazing stories of endurance, empowerment, and hope. With the help of the Foster Family Loan's Program in Kenya, she has grown her small fire-wood business to sell second-hand clothes around the community. This is an important step for her to provide for herself and her new-found family.
As a toddler, Michael was found abandoned near an orphanage entrance one morning. The workers took him in and gave him food and shelter. Michael stayed there til the age of three. This is when Venice enters his world. Venice and her husband tried for five years to have a child but were not able. They decided to adopt an orphan who needed a family, so they visited the orphanage and that's when they met Michael. They knew right then that Michael was meant to be theirs.
Jared's mother enjoyed drinking and also gave the brew to her little boy. Often, the villagers would find the mother very drunk and little Jared sleeping in the cold. Jared would often get sick and almost died a few times. Finally, Jared's mother couldn't take care of him any more so she decided to sell Jared to one of her customers. Jared was sold for Kshs. 450 (US$4).