By Laura Salazar – Project Leader
Over the past fifteen years, FAF has sent $103,000 to Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya, and the Good Samaritan Children’s Home. In 2010 the FAF Board voted to concentrate on supporting the orphanage because we saw the greatest need with these children. Kris Wetah of the Good Samaritan Home has written, “Through your support, GSCH has managed to make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of orphans and vulnerable children in the Mathare Slums and beyond. Together we have achieved.”
Nineteen thousand dollars of the $103,000 has been raised through your generous donations to the orphanage since we became a part of Global Giving four years ago. Fifteen thousand dollars of that has gone to high school tution. You have sent 150 teens to high school. Picture a crowd of healthy kids waving and yelling “Thank you!”
Kris asks us not to sit still, the need goes on. Consider these teens who have recently be accepted into the orphanage: Benson, age 17 whose grades have gone up since joining the home, or Denis age 14, who has been raised by his aged grandmother who does not know where the parents have gone, or Francis who was brought in by her mother who is “completely unable to support any aspect of her wellbeing.” You have contributed to a quality home that saves lives and continues to open its arms to deserving children. May our partnership continue to grow and flourish.
This project pays fees for 120 orphaned teens from the Good Samaritan Home in Nairobi, Kenya to attend high school. No free secondary schools exist in Kenya.
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