Expanding Opportunities

Expanding Opportunities' mission is to increase self-sufficiency and cultural awareness through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally. It is a broad mission designed to be clear enough to guide and flexible enough to respond to a variety of human need.
Jun 4, 2013

Meet John

John, his grandmother and his cousin
John, his grandmother and his cousin

A few years ago, a woman arrived at JWHS with a story of widowhood, and mothering her grandchildren.  We met John.  He had on clothes that would have fit him a year ago, ripped, torn and tired he shyly stood by his grandmother.  He needed a uniform and shoes before he would be allowed to return to school. 

Now several years later, a new uniform, shoes and supplies every year, this year he in addition to  his uniform, he received a blanket, and a solar light to make study at night possible.  This year, his grandmother grabbed a Jembe, (hoe) and turned over a good portion of our garden in thanks. 

Progress all around.  I am privileged to be the hands to extend our donors love and concern. Thank you for making it possible.

May 31, 2013

MEET ELISA

Eliza
Eliza

MEET Elisa : Elisa is a new teen in her last year of primary school. Her mother died leaving her father with the four girls and three boys.  It is the Samburu tradition to perform FGM and marry girls young which ends their formal education.

With the help of sponsors, the father will allow his girls to receive education before marriage.  Elisa is in the top ten of her class.  Because of her sponsor, for the last three years, Elisa has been able to stay in school.  Her sponsor is forced to end her sponsorship at the end of 2013.  We trust that a donor will step forward and continue her sponsorship.

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Apr 29, 2013

Samuel

Samuel
Samuel

Though Expanding Opportunities works directly with Street Children, we have been shifting to a preventative strategy.  We were told about Samuel and his sister. Samuel is an orphan currently staying with an aunt. The aunt reluctantly accepted Samuel and his sister after the death of her sister. BUT he is HIV positive and the aunt is not able to care for both of the children. Samuel is being rejected. He is to come to us at JWHS in May but we will need a sponsor for him. Anyone ready to accept this wonderful opportunity to have a son in Kenya?   If you would like to offer a onetime donation for his settlement at JWHS it is $240.00 for his settlement at the home with bedding, clothing, school, uniform, books, medical information transfer... You can make this one time donation or you can schedule a recurring donation of $90.00 per  month or any amount as a partial sponsor.  We will keep you updated on Global Giving with regular reports of his progress.  Thanks -- AND THE BLESSINGS WILL COME DOWN

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