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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Alleviate poverty and disease for children in Africa by providing for their physical, educational and spiritual needs.

Results: Kajiado Children's Home is an orphanage in Kenya that receives most of it's support from Hope For Kajiado Corporation. Hundreds of children have grown up at Kajiado Children's Home since it opened in 1997, with over seventy graduating from college to date. Many others have completed other career aspirations as well. They have all grown to be productive citizens of Kenya, and many return to their childhood home to help mentor the younger children living there today. Kajiado Children's Home is creating a better tomorrow, one child at a time, by breaking the cycle of poverty and disease in their life. Only the most desperate-in-need children are admitted, to help make the biggest difference. Hope For Kajiado Corporation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, based in the US, that raises money and provides grants for their care. Hope For Kajiado also provides an annual grant for the light Foundation to help educate refuge children in Nairobi. Your tax-deductible donations are used solely for the benefit of children in East Africa with no administrative fees.

Target demographics: Break the cycle of poverty and disease for orphaned children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 children

Geographic areas served: Kenya

Programs: A safe environment to grow and learn, these children receive loving care, food, clothing, & access to medical and educational needs to become productive citizens.

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69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

We started sponsoring our "daughters" in 2016 and feel it might have been the best decision of our lives. We have been to Kajiado Children's Home three times now and could not be more impressed with how efficient and well run this operation is on TOP of how caring and compassionate the staff is with our children. We are so impressed and so proud to be able to be a part of this mission to give these children a new start on life. We offer many thanks to the Board as well as the onsite team who are all angels!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a well managed not-for-profit organization, where 100% of the monies received benefit the Kajiado children and the mission of this home. It is hands-on and personal. All involved in this enterprise have the heart for this personal work, without ulterior motives. I am grateful for Hope for Kajiado's contributions to humanity. They make our world a kinder and more loving environment. My sincere "thank you" to all involved. Well done.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization! From the administrative piece to the on-site staff, just amazing hearts who always put the children first.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed with the things Hope For Kajiado has achieved over the past ten years. They have supported the children, the staff and the orphanage. May God continue to bless their work in Kenya.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been supporting this organization for many years now. During COVID-19 they have done a wonderful job of keeping us informed on what is going on with our sponsored children at Kajiado Children's Home. We truly are a global community today, and together we will make it through this. I can't wait to be able to go back and visit the kids again next year. It is always one of the highlights of my year. May God bless and keep you al and these children.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you so much for everything you do for these children. May God bless you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have visited Kenya with this organization and have seen for myself the difference it is making in these children's lives. They are thankful and are full of joy. What a wonderful opportunity to make a difference. May God bless your work.

1 Jennifer N.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Wow! I can't say enough good things about Hope for Kajiado. I came to the organization very skeptical. Having participated in and researched similar programs in the past, I was concerned that, although well-intended, rescuing children from poverty is easier said than done. After attending a mission trip with them, I was blown away by the work they are doing.

What separates Hope for Kajiado from other Kenyan orphanages and child sponsorship programs is the dedicated, flexible approach to meeting each child where they are. If a child is with a loving guardian who simply can't afford school fees, then H4K steps in to provide the financial and practical support without removing them from a loving, supportive environment. If a child can safely return to their village for holidays then arrangements are made, but if a child has nowhere to go, they are provided wraparound care.

What sets H4K most apart is that 100% of my donation goes directly to the care of the child. Traditional child sponsorship programs can mean much of a donation goes towards creating and maintaining the connection between the donor and the child. Often it's hard to know how much if any actually goes towards meeting the child's actual needs. Hope for Kajiado facilitates the relationship between child and donor, which is an absolute blessing for both, but through volunteer support. The only staff who receive a salary are the local caretakers in Kajiado, Kenya. All fundraising and administrative work is done by a group of dedicated board members and volunteers.

The outcomes Hope for Kajiado is able to achieve in Kenya are unparalleled. 70 of their children have gone from abject poverty and little to no education to graduate college, and their academic outcomes for all children are way above average. Again, it goes back to their individualized approach. If a child is not doing well in a school, they are moved to a different one. Plus, they provide individualized tutoring 5 days a week. They are considered the gold standard in orphan care and enjoy a fantastic reputation in Kenya, and I am so delighted to be part of their wonderful work. So wonderful to know that my charity dollars are making a real difference in the lives of Kenya's most vulnerable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kajiado has a special place in my heart. Just returned from a mission trip with my family. Kajiado is a warm, loving place for kids who have experienced a tremendous amount of loss. The Kenyan staff is dedicated to providing a family like atmosphere. Unlike other children's charities, I am able to form a genuine connection with my sponsored kids.I was able to talk to their social worker regarding their familial situation and their tutor about their academic progress. I can email them, send them birthday presents, and we are very much encouraged to have a relationship. This is in stark contrast to other child sponsorship programs I've been a part of. Because it is a smaller organization, every child is known, cared for and loved.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We have been sponsoring children at Kajiado Children's Home for 6 years. We really enjoy reading the letters we have received from the children. They are genuine communications, not just a form letter. It is so nice to see how their writing skills improve with each letter.
As board members, we appreciate the meetings to discuss the needs and care for all the children.
It was great to hear the Government of Kenya looks to Kajiado Children's Home as the gold standard of an orphanage.

1 Todd H.6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve seen first hand the value Hope for Kajiado provides for the children of east Africa. Children with no resources are provided housing, nutrition, education and spiritual enrichment to break free of poverty.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have just gotten involved with Kajiado.
I know others who have been involved for years and they KNOW what an amazing place it is! I pray for the work there to continue!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization! Four or 5 years ago (time flies!) I met Gaye List as I was looking for non-profits that work with children and women. She explained the work that Hope for Kajiado does with the orphans in Kenya. I then had the opportunity to visit the home in Kajiado, Kenya and met the children and the wonderful people who support these kids. I started out sponsoring one child and now sponsor 3. I can't do much to change the world but if I can somehow help just these 3 kids have a little better life then I've done something. So contributing to this organization is as much for me as it is for the children. I think my small contribution gives them hope and I know they give me hope for a better world. Hope for Kajiado is run by a volunteer board and they are very open with how the money is spent. I trust these people completely and know that every dollar that I give goes to the welfare of the children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kajiado Children's Home is a special place that is full of love. I've had the good fortune to be involved with supporting this organization for years and have visited once. Such a magical environment where the children learn, play, socialize, bond, and behave like a big family. They interact with their caregivers and housemates in a loving, special way. They are cared for and provided with resources that help them grow and learn. I am so happy that this organization exists to support these children.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Rita. What a joy it is to share the work of this mission with folks who become such wonderful friends. That's one of the many blessings we receive when involved with Kajiado. Thanks for everything you do for these children.

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Rating: 5

Hope for Kajiado cares for children who have no stable family home. Two years ago they visited our church and brought photographs and biographies of children who needed support. This is when I saw my Florence for the first time. ❤️ I agreed to send monthly support to this little precious child. I receive updates from Kajiado and letters with drawings from Florence. Receiving these letters are always a real blessing. I am amazed at the level of care the children receive with the small amount I send. I want everyone to know about Kajiado. I can’t imagine what would happen in this area if this lovely place were not there. God bless Kajiado.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I sponsor a child at Kajiado. This is a caring Christian organization that cares for and educates orphaned children in Kenya. I feel that my donations really make a difference, and are appreciated. I received a note with drawings from my child. It really made me so happy. The children are not the only ones who receive blessings from this organization. Thank you

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Kajiado Children's Home is so blessed to have you in our extended family. Thank you for your constant prayers and compassion.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of spending a week at Kajiado Children's Home in 2011. Our team helped distribute needed school supplies to the students, interacted with the students and staff for meals, games and worship, did some needed repair work on the property and investigated the installation of a deep well to service the home, school, a hospital and the community at large with clean water. A year later our congregation helped to raise the funds needed to build that well!

While at the home, I was impressed by the indomitable spirit of the children who had been orphaned by HIV infections that took the lives of their parents. I marveled at the disciplined behavior of the older youth and how they cared for the younger children. There was a dedication to school work and helping each other succeed. Teamwork was paramount as the students took turns serving food, clearing tables, sweeping the floor and other chores that needed to be accomplished each meal. Before breakfast each day, these students were responsible for doing their own laundry, hanging it out to dry and being ready to eat before walking to school.

The Sunday we were there, the atmosphere for worship was electric! The students sang and danced to honor praise, honor and thank God for the blessings of life. All of the songs were led by the students themselves! Their joy was infectious! When it came time for the reading of God's Word and the interpretation of that Word, the students were attentive and quite responsive to the message. They were also pleased that the preacher for that day did not keep them for the usual two to three hours but got his point across in about 30 minutes! That gave them more time to celebrate with song and dance!

Those who support this home as a board of directors are all volunteers. Donations and sponsorships for the children come from individuals and families who live all over the United States and in several foreign countries. I met young adults in college or doing graduate work who grew up at KCH. Though they now live, study and work elsewhere, they make a point of returning to the home to encourage the children and staff who are there and to give back to that community. What a great witness they are to the ongoing work and ministry of this place called Kajiado Children's Home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kajiado Children's Home in Kajiado, Kenya is one of the best non-profit organizations I know! The home was begun to care for orphans of the Maasai peoples of Kenya whose relatives died from the AIDS epidemic. I have seen, first hand, how these children have thrived at this home. Each child has chores to do to help them feel part do the community and needed. They also learn responsible behavior to help them the rest of their lives. The older children help with the younger ones among are dedicated to their school work and encourage one another to do their best. They find inspiration for living life to the fullest in their faith in Jesus as their Savior and Lord which they love to express through song and dance. The support for the home and these children comes mainly from individuals who commit to send funds on a monthly basis for clothing, schooling, food and other essentials the children need, as well as items to help them feel loved. The vision the founders had for this home has become reality and grown beyond anything they had hoped. May God continue to bless the work that is being accomplished there through so many volunteers who have felt called to this ministry of hope, care and love!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Scripture tells us in Matthew 25:40 that Jesus said, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

This verse is alive and thriving in the hearts of the staff and volunteers at the Hope for Kajiado ministry in Kenya. Since the Children’s Home opened in 1997, hundreds of children have been given every opportunity for a better future as they have received shelter, food, clothes, medical care, and education in a loving and supportive Christian setting. Many have gone on to college or successfully completed training for their career choices. Former residents often return to mentor the new members of this very special community, and it is hard to imagine a more powerful testament to Kajiado’s success than this willingness to give back in return for what they have received.

Hope for Kajiado has been part of our commitment to mission at Hamilton Presbyterian Church for four years. The profound dedication of its board members and staff to helping break the cycle of poverty while introducing children to the love of Jesus Christ is a perfect fit with our vision statement of “Growing Disciples, Changing Lives. . . Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Many thanks to our church partners! It is so wonderful to share God's Love with these children. We couldn't do it without you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Realized Vision

I have dreamed of visiting Africa for at least 15 years. But never in my wildest imagination did I expect to experience the spiritual inspiration, generous hospitality, and profound learning with which I was so richly gifted. Feeling immediately embraced by the leaders and students of the Kajiado Children’s Home, witnessing their natural instincts and learned discipline to support each other, and absorbing the beauty of the country impressed me with a beautiful memory that I will forever cherish.

I was one of nine Americans who arrived for a week of Mission Exchange with the enthusiastic, curious, and intentional friends who welcomed us to Kajiado in the summer of 2019. (I use “exchange” to express that common wonder of how we received more than we gave). From all the adults to the youngest child, there was a pace of receptivity and genuine compassion that communicated a congenial greeting without even a word needing to be uttered. I felt caught up into a constant stream of joy and thanksgiving in walking as a guest on their sacred ground. We held hands, played games, sang praises, accomplished projects, and shared meals, all within the scope of what felt like a constant holy adventure.

Our hosts functioned in extremely simple living conditions: using only cold water carried from a pump, experiencing sporadic power outages - possibly as they prepared in the dark to go to school, enjoying delicious but repetitive meals of rice or potatoes with beans, mixed vegetables, and occasional chicken, and using an outdoor concrete slab with two basketball goals for recreation. None of this even touches the loss and/or brokenness of family support that impacted these children. The school supplies and soccer balls that we delivered were distributed sparingly, apparently to help them last longer. But it was simply amazing to watch how they all shared, made sure everyone had equal access to whatever was needed, and treated each other with respect and appreciation. They poured their hearts into worshiping God, and could have sung and danced all night if it had been allowed. Pastor Barasa, all the teachers, and the extended staff provided constant structured sustenance, and spontaneous celebration in the unfolding of each day. The monthly birthday party may have been a scheduled event, and the joy predictable, but it still exuded remarkable fun and surprise for a first time visitor!

Certainly, a Mission Trip like this is graced and guided by the Holy Spirit. But I felt absolutely amazed by the extreme coordination of our fearless leader and the deep commitment of our supposedly random circle who came together for this experience. International travel usually includes some obstacles. And we had some. But the overwhelming result of every connection was seeing doors open to new learnings and profound amazement at the great horizon of God’s world. “Thank you,” Dear Jesus, and each of my new colleagues, as we share the very tangible network of ministry with the Hope 4 Kajiado Children’s Home!

May the Peace of God dwell in all our hearts and minds, always,

Lynn Thompson Bryant

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Lynn. Sharing this mission trip experience with my pastor made this week even better!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Several years ago our family began sponsoring 2 teen girls at Kajiado Children’s Home and we soon developed a true desire to know them better. In 2018, we went to Africa and were able to see firsthand the kind of impact this organization and its staff were having on these precious children. There was something so moving about the thankfulness for the simplest of things and the joy these children seemed to carry with them.

Hope fo Kajiado reminds me of the biblical example of the mustard seed, one of the tiniest of seeds, which can become the largest of garden plants. Like the mustard seed, Hope For Kajiado is a tiny organization, but its impact in Africa goes far beyond what others would think possible.

If you are considering giving to a charity, Hope For Kajiado is the best I’ve found at getting the money provided to work for those intended — orphaned children in Africa.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Donna, for all of your work on the board of directors. It is a labor of love, I know! After meeting the children and seeing their faith and hearing their dreams, its becomes so worthwhile!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Although my family is fairly new to Hope for Kajiado, we have already developed a great affection and appreciation for these orphaned children. We know that each dollar given to the organization will be used wisely to benefit the children and not for administrative or marketing costs. We are visiting the home this summer for the first time and couldn't be more excited. Not only will we be able to meet the 2 girls that we sponsor, I'm sure that the mission trip will bless our family even more than bless those we serve.

1 Nancyrupp

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I sponsor two children from Kajiado plus our Sunday School class sponsors another child. I think our money is well spent and our dollars are making a difference in the lives of these children. The truth stated, is that we as sponsors, have so much, and yet at times are not satisfied. These children have so little, yet are joyful and full of the Spirit. I have visited the home on two separate occasions and have personally seen what the Board and Staff are doing. The children are well fed, educated, responsible and are taught the love of God. While meeting basic needs is important, I personally think the Christian element is essential.
My husband is a Board member. Documentation of minutes and meetings, financial statements, and audits (independent accountant) are timely. Board members receive no salaries for their time. In addition, Board members lead multiple mission trips at the members own expense, are active in fund raising and have meaningful relationships with ongoing projects and staff and keep sponsored families aware of happenings with their sponsored child. Letters are exchanged between the sponsored child and the sponsored family. This is a well-run organization. I am fully supportive of this organization, its goals and values. We are called to offer words of encouragement, to advocate for the less powerful and to serve others. Through this organization, hope is shared and lives are changed.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Nancy. The commitment of your family shown to this worthwhile endeavor makes the work we do much easier.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have traveled to the Kaijaido Children’s Home, Kenya, Africa on two separate occasions. Such an impressive operation! One of the reasons this mission hit home was that seeing the home personally, changed my life. The mighty power of the Gospel appears more real in a country that has limited resources. My own materialism seemed to fade away. After seeing how little others have, it really puts life in perspective. First hand viewing helps one reevaluate your own needs and see how happy and content others can be with what most of us would call “poverty” –instead, I saw hearts of gratitude for the blessings they have.
I have many memories to relive of the children and staff I met. Mission trips help one see the needs and opportunities abroad and the experience touches one’s heart. When these kind of trips move from your mind to you heart, everything changes, including how you spend your time, energy and resources. I am confident that my dollars I donate are wisely spent. The staff and children are well taken care of – physically, emotionally and spiritually. The children are absolutely beautiful. I love hearing their voices raised to God, praising Him for all they have. I have confidence in the management of this facility and give them my thumbs up!

Nancy

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kajiado Children’s home for several years now, sponsoring two sisters that came to the home at a young age. It has been such a joy to see them grow and mature over the years. This is such a loving, nurturing environment for the children providing for growth of their bodies, minds and spirits. 100% of my donation goes directly to the care and support of the children. It is a joy to be a part of this wonderful place!

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Norene! Sharing the Love of God with these kids and each other enhances and blesses all of us!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Hope for Kajiado since its inception in 2014, and have been the sponsor for a child at Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya since 2011. Our name speaks for itself in that we strive to provide HOPE for generations of Africa's most vulnerable orphaned children through physical and spiritual nourishment. These children are welcomed and given life's most basic needs that many of us take for granted. Hope for Kajiado takes great pride in that 100% of sponsorship/designated donations go directly to KCH to cover shelter, food, education and most importantly loving care for each child. We are a volunteer led organization so our overhead costs are minimal, such as licensing and an internet presence to share the story of the children. We are thankful for designated donors who cover these costs. Other designated donations for capital improvements such as a water well, garden greenhouse, facility repairs and improvements at KCH ensure they can provide continued care, safety and security for the children. I have traveled to Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya, and have witnessed firsthand the difference that generous contributions from people just like you have made over the years. In the span of five years between my visits, I witnessed small undernourished and timid children who (at the time) were new additions, grow into healthy, confident and joyful children who thanked God for the opportunity to create a better life for themself. Your contributions make a incredible difference in their life. Children who have grown up at KCH over the past twenty years are now successful educators, accountants, ministers, radio personalities and many more proud alumni of Kajiado Children's Home. They are leaders in their community who give back to their society, and are thankful to you for having had the opportunity to break the chain of poverty and disease in their life. Join us and make a positive difference in the world.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you David, for your work on the board and for always keeping these kids in your heart and prayers! Without. you and Heather, we couldn't provide for God's children and make such a difference!

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you David, for your work on the board and for always keeping these kids in your heart and prayers! Without. you and Heather, we couldn't provide for God's children and make such a difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope for Kajiado is a wonderful organization whose mission is to provide support for the children of east Africa. Hope for Kajiado uses 100% of all funds donated to support the needs of these children. The officers and board members are not compensated and cover the administrative costs themselves. Please help Hope for Kajiado make a difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

1 John C.20

Board Member

Rating: 5

Experience joy! Through a mission trip sponsored by Hope for Kajiado, I visited Kajiado Children's Home (KCH) in 2018 and experienced amazing joy. KCH is home to 80+ children who have no family member who can care for them. And yet through the trials, joy shines through. The caring staff at KCH feed the children and attend to their medical needs. The children go to school and receive additional tutoring if needed. They laugh and play together! There's joy upon joy when they worship together Sunday mornings. I was so impressed with the mission of Hope for Kajiado, I joined the board when I returned to the US. My hope is to return to Kajiado Children's Home (after Covid-19) with some of my kids so they can experience the joy of the children of KCH.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you John. Your hard work on the board and the love and kindness for these kids shows what a wonderful person you are! May God continue to bless you as we care for others.

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Rating: 5

Our church has supported Kajiado for many years now and we have watched it grow. Our church adopts children there and watches them grow from small children to adults and we have seen what a difference it makes in their lives. When we first started supporting them they had no running water but we raised money and applied for grants to be able to build them a well. The children are so grateful for anything we do for them and it is a pleasure to be able to work with this Home for children.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you for your Love and kindness shown for these children. We could not do this important work that God has called us to do without your support. May you continue to receive God's blessings as you bless others!

Donor

Rating: 5

We sponsor one of the many children cared for and loved in this home. So many children do without the basic necessities in this country. This home uses 100% of your donation and gives it back to the children. Here they are given a place to live, are educated and loved. These children have a chance to grow up and get a job. To thrive and to give back. Can not say enough about the wonderful staff and volunteers that keep the Kajiado Children’s home going.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you so much for your continued support. These kids will. never forget what you are doing for them. They are so appreciative of your love and care. God bless you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

My family sponsors two children who benefit greatly from being a part of Kajiado Children’s Home. We feel fortunate to be able to take part in their lives as KCH provides them with options they would not have had without this home and those who manage it. Kajiado Children’s Home receives 100% of donated monies, an additional reason for our wholehearted support.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Cindy for all of your hard work! We appreciator the many hours you spend to ensure that donations are documented and thank you notes are sent out in a timely manner! May your support of the organization and the children in the home be multiplied in the blessings from God!

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Rating: 5

We are sponsors of 2 beautiful girls who consider Kajiado Children's Home a community where they are able to thrive and learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. It pleases us that all funds are applied to the benefit of these children who are the future of our world.

1 jacquehranica

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Rating: 5

After going on my first mission trip toHope forKajaido, I could not help singing the praises of this incredible home for children. The feeling I have now just helps me realize the beauty that exists in the world and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Jacque. What an honor it is to share this wonderful experience with you. You have seen first hand the difference we can make in the life of a child. We are so honored to have you in our Kajiado extended family! May the Love you share be returned many times over. God bless you!

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Rating: 5

I have visited Kajaido at my own expense and am 100% certain that all monies donated for these children goes only to that expense!!!

1 Heather L.5

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We are so blest to be apart of the KCH. Hearing what our sponsored child learns and knowing they are in a safe and loving environment is priceless. My husband has had the opportunity to go twice and stay at the home. To see it first hand is a life changing experience. My children and I have said the next time he is able to go he can’t leave us behind! I love this organization and it’s great to know 100% of our money goes to the children.

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Heather. We are so lucky to share your love with these kids! You are a wonderful addition to our Kajiado family and such an example for your own children. Thank you for all you do "behind the scenes" to help the children with clothing, etc. We don't know what we would do without you! God bless you!

Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! I haven’t had the pleasure of personally visiting the orphanage but have been blessed to provide financial support. The team of dedicated volunteers who manage the operations and finances are amazing individuals and I’m proud to be a part of this! Keep going!

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Rating: 5

We started sponsoring our "daughters" in 2016 and feel it might have been the best decision of our lives. We have been to Kajiado Children's Home three times now and could not be more impressed with how efficient and well run this operation is on TOP of how caring and compassionate the staff is with our children. We are so impressed and so proud to be able to be a part of this mission to give these children a new start on life. We offer many thanks to the Board as well as the onsite team who are all angels!

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Rating: 5

I have been incredibly impressed with how well Hope for Kajiado is run. The amount of care offered to the children given the small amount of money donors spend is impressive. The finances are clearly managed well on top of hiring wonderful people in Kenya to offer day to day support. In my visit to the orphanage, I got to see it all in person and realize how special Kajiado Children's Home really is.

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Rating: 5

Not only does The Kajiado Children's home enrich the lives of the children within it's own walls, it extends its reach to others. For example, while looking for a way to empower my students to help others, I discovered the work of the home being done in Kenya. This led to a meaningful service learning partnership between my Elementary School and the children's home. Each year the 3rd graders in my Art classroom lovingly craft little ceramic bowls and hold an Empty Bowls sale in our school community. Funds raised through our Empty Bowls Project have helped provide a fresh water well, gardening supplies, classroom equipment, and more for our friends in Kajiado. Our current goal is to support the addition of solar panels to provide electricity. This partnership has allowed my students to experience the joy of helping others and has given them the opportunity to erase distance and cultural barriers in order to develop understanding and friendship. What could be more powerful? Please join the loving students of Pineville Elementary School in supporting their friends, the loving students of Kajiado Children's Home.

Mary Rutherford
Art Teacher, Pineville Elementary School
Pineville, North Carolina

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gayelist 10/07/2020

Thank you Mary, for the Love shown to these children over the years! You have certainly made a wonderful impact on their life and have been a wonderful example to your students as well!

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Rating: 4

Kajiado Children's Home is a new passion of mine! My wife and I have worked in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia (west New Guinea), for 44 years as missionaries, but when my friend, Larry Rupp, who had a large part in the establishing of KCH, invited me to visit this Home in Kenya, I accepted, came, and have been hooked ever since!

This Home meets a huge need, and I see a lot of situations here similar to those we have faced in the remote parts of Indonesia. So, when I was offered a place on the International Board, I readily accepted. I have already met, and made many other contacts, with a lot of alumni, and I am encouraging them vigorously to build a strong alumni association, to make the Home more indigenous, and provide alumni with avenues to be more involved in the Home.

My wife and I will soon semi-retire, so I am looking forward to being more involved in KCH, particularly helping to see a proper spiritual emphasis maintained, even with the heavy demands of other physical needs. I would encourage people hearing of the Home to consider a financial investment here (an investment for eternity)! I believe with sufficient donors from outside, and growing financial participation from alumni and other local sources, the Home will flourish and grow, with great benefits to the children served, and the Home and this ministry will bring much glory to the Lord!

Sincerely in Christ,

Roger (and Suzanne) Doriot, CrossWorld in Indonesia

PS. Picture is my crossing of a vine bridge in the roadless jungle area of the Nalja tribe in Papua, Indonesia (formerly Irian Jaya).

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm so impressed with the work Hope for Kajiado is able to do with very limited funds. They truly will stretch the dollars donated, and we're proud to be monthly supporters.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My first visit to Kajiado Children's Home (KCH) 15 years ago changed my life and opened my eyes not only to the need of orphans, but to tangible ways to care for them in a way that truly makes a difference. Over the years I have watched KCH grow and develop under the leadership of local Kenyans and through the support of those outside of Kenya (I.e., Hope for Kajiado Corporation). Last summer I traveled again to KCH with my wife and our 3 teenage children--what a joy to watch my own children also gain perspective on the needs of others and grow hearts of care as well

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a member of the International Board of Directors of Kajiado Children’s Home. I have traveled to Kenya 6 times for wonderful visits at the home with the children. The home is run by caring individuals where respect and love are given to all the children. They are happy, well-fed, educated and go to church each week. I am always amazed at how happy the children are! I sponsor 2 sisters who are now in secondary school and am so pleased that they can return to the home on breaks to visit the staff and other children. Hope for Kajiado Corporation has succeeded in maintaining a children’s home that is well respected in Kenya.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for Kajiado is God send based on the kind of work I have seen them handling. I was raised at Kajiado Children's Home. Here the orphans are given good care compared to the live outside, which come with tough challenges, that destitute may not be able to escape without somebody leading them.

As an orphan, I missed having a mom and dad whom I wished to see talking to everyday, and provide the essential needs. But I appreciate Hope for Kajiado very much for intervening and changing my life completely, after I was given parental love, shelter, clothed, taught about my relationship with God, and taken to school.

Now I have cleared my graduate degree in microbiology (Ph. D) and I'm happy I will be Independent and also be able to give back to the society, by pulling other destitute children behind me to acquire education and change their lives just the way mine was changed. Therefore, I feel that Hope for Kajiado has honestly done a commendable job with God's guidance and it's the best non-profit organization for less fortunate children in Kenya, East Africa.
Cathy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope for Kajiado is a wonderful organization which, with a very low overhead, helps destitute children who would never receive an education or a chance to advance without their help. They help one child in a family who helps another and another, pulling the family out of poverty. During this process they show unconditional love to the children and teach them about the love of Jesus. A wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Kajiado Children's Home (KCH) in June 2019 as part of a US mission team and had the great privilege to stay there for 6 days. I was especially impressed and moved by the incredible care and love shown by the staff to the children. The home is well-run by a team of caring professionals, cover a full range of needs, including: care, feeding, housing, tutoring, ministering, and fellowship. It was clear to me that the kids receive excellent care in a loving, Christian environment. I was especially impressed by the executive director, Jason; the lead pastor/grief counselor, Raphael, the lead social worker/academic counselor, Ruth; the grounds/building staff and everyone else who comes in from time to time to work with the home and the kids. While the kids carry a heavy load of grief at being orphans, they nevertheless are able to run, play and laugh with their friends thanks to the tireless work of the KCH staff and donors. Please consider supporting this important mission!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was able to visit this Children's Home in 2016. It is well managed and the children are happy and productive there. There are many needs. A contribution or a sponsor for a child is a true blessing. Our church choir sponsors a child and we enjoy watching him grow and develop love for Jesus Christ.
A truly worthy cause to improve the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I wish to share my story about Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya, Africa. I am a long time church member and was 75 years old when I had the privilege of visiting this area. I was warmly received by the staff and the children. It was an uplifting experience to see how well the children are cared for. As a retired teacher, I was joyful at the emphasis that is put on educating these children. I also met one of the alumni who is now working on her doctorate. She teaches at the University of Nairobi. This is a well managed place and the children are happy here. I hope to go again before I turn 80. Its never too late to visit or help the children. Our church choir sponsors a child and enjoy hearing from him. If you are doubting that your money will not be used properly, do not worry about this place. The money sent here goes for good. Larry Rupp, the founder, has done an excellent job of providing for orphans as commanded in the Bible. God is good.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A few years ago, I decided to sponsor 2 children (a brother and sister)from this amazing home after hearing the stories from my fellow church members that had visited this wonderful place. I love receiving the letters from the children. Hope for Kajiado it truly a great organization that cares for these children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hope For Kajiado makes such a huge difference in so many children's lives. This school offers a safe, healthy home and school in a loving, Christian environment for the children that are lucky enough to have the opportunity to live here. I am so glad that I can be a part of this wonderful chance to make a positive difference in these children's lives. I am privileged to sponsor two sisters and be considered part of their extended family

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Donor

Rating: 5

Found this organization thru my home church. Sponsoring an amazing young man. He is so grateful for Kajiado and loves our family. We exchange pictures and letter and we discuss his hopes and dreams. I’m even able to buy him Christmas presents. What a great feeling knowing you are the difference in a child’s life. The facilitators of the nonprofit could not be more loving!!! They give their whole hearts to the children and work diligently to improve the lives and opportunities for the home.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be associated with this organization. The volunteers in leadership positions really care for the children. Other volunteers who help out in other ways, make it possible to send 100% of sponsorship dollars to the home. God keeps opening doors for us. Opportunities keep presenting themselves. And yes, it is a commitment of time and resources. But I truly believe we are making a difference, and we are doing what God would have us to do to take care of these amazing children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting the home and have seen the wonderful environment that has been provided to the children. The children are well-cared for and are happy to be there. The board is made up of dedicated volunteers. 100% of donations go straight to the home. The home is run efficiently by people who sincerely care about the needs of the children. I am pleased to be a donor to such a fine organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the fact that 100% of sponsorship dollars goes to help the children create a better life for themselves. There's not too many non-profit organizations out there that do this.

4 Pede Conley S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this charity for 10 years. Since then we have made tremendous progress. We are now a recognized and successful charity in the US and Kenya.We have provided funds for a deep water well providing clean water for Kajiado Children’s Home and ensuring sustainability for the home and it’s residents. I have had the opportunity to visit the Home several times and am continually involved in fundraising efforts in the US.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My family sponsors a young boy at this Children's Home and have a close friend who serves on the Board for this organization. I plan to visit Kajiado for the first time this Summer and look forward to having a chance to directly participate in a building project that will benefit the kids the make Kajiado their home. I have always been impressed with the character and professionalism of all the leaders of this organization that I've had the pleasure meeting over the past several years and take great comfort in knowing that the children who live at the Kajiado Home are receiving 100% of the funds that are donated to this great organization. The Tucker Family

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Donor

Rating: 5

We've been sponsoring children via this nonprofit for many years. It's got a clear mission, great communication and allows interaction directly with the children - we are able to send letters, receive routine letters and even send backpacks and small gifts once a year for our two sponsored children!

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Donor

Rating: 4

We have been sponsors of Kajiado Children's home for over ten years. This home takes in orphans who are the poorest of the poor in the Kajiado district in Kenya. They are given an education and a home where they are encouraged to know and love Jesus. I have watched the children grow up over the years and know the difference the home has made in their lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been sponsoring two children at this wonderful place for years and get frequent updates from them concerning their success!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure and joy to support Reusi Jermiah. I have seen him grow from a snaggle tooth, very shy 6 year old to a confident 12 year old. He is a good student and writes me wonderful letters with his drawings included. In him I see God's work.
Nancy

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope For Kajiado is a wonderful organization that directly helps children who have literally nowhere else to go. You can see your money go to the benefit of the children, not to so called administrative costs or to solicit more donations. This organization benefits the children and only the children as all non-profits should, but sadly do not.

4 Meredith Borland M.

Donor

Rating: 4

We love this Charity. It’s a non profit childrens Home in Kenya. We currently sponsor a child who lives there and 100% of the profits go to helping him and the Home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We sponsor two brothers who live at Kajiado and have been so blessed. We have multiple contacts with them each year, through letters or videos, and are really developing a relationship with them. So wonderful to see our money go to a cause that TRULY changes the lives of orphans in need. We’re honored to be a part of Kajiado!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kajiado Children's Home since 2010. After my first trip I saw the need and desire to become more involved. I became a member of the International Board of Directors and have helped with many fundraisers and spent time telling others about this wonderful home. The home provides a safe life and future for some of the most desperate children of Kenya. The corporate board is working towards providing even greater growth for the benefit of this home and its children. Since becoming involved with Kajiado Children's Home we have accomplished much including providing funds for a deep water well and will continue to work towards making this a home recognized as a safe and influential organization in Kenya.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Hope for Kajiado since it began. It has made a significant impact on how I view helping others. I never understood before getting involved with this organization how much of a difference one person could make on the life of a child. It is different from my volunteer experiences at the local school and at church. In 2010, I started sponsoring, communicating and watching the children grow up at Kajiado Children's Home. I know I have helped to provide them with the necessary essentials to learn and grow, but I have gained so much in my personal awareness and faith. I feel that there is a mutual blessing as we developed the relationship with the children and staff at KCH. I have been lucky to have visited several times now and have seen first hand how our donations are truly creating a better tomorrow for these kids. I encourage others to help do what they can, and be assured that our donations are having the biggest impact. I also encourage you to sign up for a mission trip. It is a profound experience and you will end up leaving a little of your heart in Africa.