Children
 Kenya
Project #6107

Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016

by Expanding Opportunities
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Philip
Philip

Expanding Opportunities' Beverly Stone and two volunteers, Mike and Liz went into town on Thursday October 31. It wasn't long before a little boy dressed in some rather smelly clothes popped out from behind a truck with his hand out. He was holding a bottle of the infamous glue that street children sniff to remain high, not quite so hungry and rather warm. This little fellow's name was Philip. He was wearing two very dirty, and torn jackets.  It is rather cold at night and very warm during the day. He keeps the jackets on so he doesn't lose them for the evening cold sleep on the sidewalk.

We took him to a local restaurant collecting another boy along the way. in exchange for the bottle of glue, we purchase something for them to eat. While they had their tea and mandazi, we asked questions.  The boy's name is Philip.  He had walked to town about two months ago after his mother beat him for stealing a shlling.

This is not unusual. Each of the hundreds of children living on the streets has his or her own story to tell. Often these children have forgotten to tell a 100% truthful story, but Expanding Opportunities intends to follow up on everything he told us and find the best way to help him.

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Joshua
Joshua

Joshua Ndugu has been with us for several years.  He is now over 18 and is in Class 8. He missed a great deal of school before coming to us.  He struggles as a student due to the lack of a solid foundation when young.   He is a hard worker and very responsible. Rather quiet, he is always ready to lend a hand. Turn around and he will be there and say "Let me help you with that. ".


 He is in love with automobiles and hopes we will be able to help him get his driver's license and mechanics school.
He is in his last year of primary school and takes the KCPE examination in November.


Early in the year, a wonderful donor came along and assisted him to get his school fees paid, and  renew the parts of his uniform that were no longer useable.  He does not have a regular sponsor.


He has three months more of primary school then take his examination in November.   He is hoping to take a driver education class in December and an automotive mechanics apprenticeship or a course in January . It will cost approximately $1,000.00 to take Joshua from where he is now to independence and employment.   Two donors giving a recurring donation s of $31.00 per month will be matched by an anonymous donor and Joshua will be independent, employed and grateful.  Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity.

Josh
Josh
Joshua painting
Joshua painting

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Nicole and the new born goat, Lopez
Nicole and the new born goat, Lopez

Nicole began her life with Expanding Opportunities at the end of 2012. She entered JWHS and SAWA Academy in January of 2013.

She is a bubbly, active, multi talented young lady with a bit of a difficult past. Her ability to tell stories keeps everyone from their school work. I think we just need to get her to write them all down and publish them. She is also very social and confident - often singing and performing at the Sunday service. Due to her difficult past, she is not in her age grade in school. But with stability and focus, she will excel and catch up quickly.


We almost "lost" her this past holiday, but she has returned and is back in school. Focus and study Nicole.
Nicole has a sponsor. Her sponsor will be coming to visit in July. Sponsorship can be such a rewarding opportunity. With current technology it can also be very personal with SKYPE dates, phone calls and visits.

Your donations help us to locate, “rescue” and care for children until a regular sponsor is found. Your recurring donations create regular sponsorship for a child.  THANK YOU.

Nicole
Nicole
The three girls of JWHS
The three girls of JWHS

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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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Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby
Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby

JWHS, a children's home, works toward sustainability. The Home is on one acre. Every inch of the acre has a purpose. Living and playing space combine with growing food. The children are active participants in raising goats and chickens for meat and milk; mulching, watering, planting harvesting are all group activities. The children learn alternative technologies such as solar power, solar cooking, organic intensive gardening, grey water irrigation, humanmanure composting, etc. We hope to add biogas soon. Having children from a variety of tribal backgrounds also assists to join them all as Kenyans and share their own special areas of knowledge. For example, when our goat was birthing, our pastoralist girl acted very expertly as midwife. By working toward 100% sustainability we teach important skills, respect for the land and all living things, as well as looking toward the long term future of the Home. Every coin that is saved is another child that can be assisted.

Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Watering the pepper plants.
Watering the pepper plants.

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Expanding Opportunities

Location: Brooks, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.exop.org
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks, Maine United States

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