We did it! Thank you for supporting our first Global Giving project by adding your financial support, sharing our project on your Facebook page, and, most importantly, sharing the story of New Life Home Trust and the stories of children like Bethany.
Bethany was a premature baby admitted to one of our homes from a local hospital after being found in a nearby slum, in the care of an old man who refused to explain how he came to be her caregiver. The local children’s office rescued Bethany, stating that the old man was planning to take her to Uganda. They suspected child trafficking.
At the time of admission, Bethany weighed just 1300g. She is estimated to be about 2 months old and is a small, but healthy baby girl.
Every week, throughout Kenya, we hear and experience stories like this one. Each time an infant comes into our care, our nurses clean, dress, and often name the new little boy or girl. Those who need medical attention receive quality treatment at our registered medical centres. Each child is then cared for, loved, fed, bathed, and cherished until adoption.
New Life could not accomplish the life-saving work of rescuing abandoned infants without the many donors, volunteers, visitors, and adoptive parents who help care for each child we are able to rescue. And many of those people learn about New Life through friends who have spread the good news about our work – people like you!
With the money we raised through this project, we covered the cost of care for 11 infants for this past month, or the equivalent of nearly a year of monthly care for one infant! Though this may seem small, each child that is saved is given a new chance at life and the opportunity to have an impact in the world.
Bethany is one of an estimated 2 million orphans in Kenya. We realize we cannot help every abandoned infant, however, together we can change the future for these specific children by saving one life at a time. Your support makes this life-saving work possible.
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(Please note that the name in the above story has been changed to protect the identity of the child.)