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Review for Hope For Kajiado Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Hope For Kajiado Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Role:  Volunteer