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2020 – 1st Quarter Update

By Gloria Scharton | April 2, 2020

Download PDF COVID-19 in Kenya   Many of you have asked how our kids are doing in Kenya and how the population in general is faring with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for asking. While our remote location has often felt like a curse, it’s been more of a blessing 

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2020 Newsletter – a look back at 2019

By Gloria Scharton | January 31, 2020

Download PDF 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW   Wow! It has been an amazing year for Kenya?s Kidz and specifically at Namayiana Children?s Home. You have responded in so many ways and the children have been blessed beyond measure. Asante sana, thank you so much! Jackline and Jackson started their first 

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2019 Newsletter – a look back at 2018

By Stacey Provo | January 31, 2019

Download PDF 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW   As we begin our 7th year since taking in our first children at Namayiana Children’s Home, we are reminded once again of all that we are grateful for. We are grateful for 25 terrific kids, and that they are all healthy and happy. 

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A Family’s Journey

By Gloria Scharton | August 9, 2018

Dan, his wife, and their two children visited Namayiana on their own in January. We are grateful for the many hours Dan spent working to install a pipe to the various locations needing water – home, greenhouse, school, farm, etc. This is his story. We are impressed with what you 

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Scholarship Fund – Planning Ahead

By Gloria Scharton | June 7, 2018

Education is the critical piece to empowering the children in becoming contributing and responsible citizens, especially for the girls. As students reach grade 8, options exist for secondary education and vocational training, however, these opportunities usually require boarding schools at considerable expense. Two of our children will complete grade 8 

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Kenya is Calling YOU!

By Gloria Scharton | June 7, 2018

Volunteers are welcome and needed. We take teams every summer and usually in the winter. Most trips are for two weeks, although longer visits can be arranged. A variety of opportunities are available depending on your interests and skills. Of course, loving and having fun with the children is a 

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Child Sponsorship – Make A Difference

By Gloria Scharton | June 7, 2018

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Every child deserves a loving, nurturing environment. Sponsors are the lifelines of Namayiana Children’s Home and ensure that we are able to maintain our high standards. Child sponsorship includes the costs for school fees, uniforms, basic medical care, and nutritious food. 

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A Life Changing Moment for Elisa

By Gloria Scharton | June 7, 2018

The moment I stepped foot in Namayiana (Children’s Home), I was enveloped by the great love and joy of the 21 children that live at the home. In no time at all, I was learning names, playing hand games, having my hair braided, giving piggy back rides, and running around 

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Notes from the Field — July and November 2017

By Gloria Scharton | June 7, 2018

It has been a great year! We made two trips to Kenya in 2017, in July and November. Both times, great teams accompanied us. We accomplished a lot at the Home, but as always, the highlight is spending time with the kids. July 2017 The trip this summer brought many 

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