There are two million orphans in Kenya, an East African country of about 30 million people. Some of these children can be found in Mathare Valley, pit of heartbreak and despair, home to some 600,000 people within six square miles of Nairobi, Kenya. At the bottom of this human heap of misery are abandoned babies; AIDS orphans cowering in abusive relative’s homes; and ragged street kids sniffing glue to escape hunger, physical and emotional. Many will enter and leave the world here, perpetuating a vicious cycle of generational poverty and hopelessness.
In the midst of this relentless suffering, Pastor and Mrs. Karau, Hope’s Promise Kenyan Country Coordinators opened Sanctuary of Hope #1 in October 2006, a children’s home for eleven orphans from Mathare Valley. Sanctuary of Hope #2 opened in September 2008 to receive a family of ten more children. Working together, we are enfolding forgotten little ones into homes of security and love.
Here at Great Exchange Covenant Church, we have an outstanding relastionship with the Karaus. We continue to partner with Hope's Promise to bring the light and hope of Christ into the communities in Kenya!
We just received an update from the 10 children that we have been sponsoring at Hope's Promise! Take some time to read how each child is doing! Simply click on the invididual names below to read their updates!
You may find the regular updates below: