Communities

Thirty Kenyan Orphans Blessed Through Sponsorship

March 19th, 2014

For more than 7 years World Servants has had the blessing to be involved with Suvia Children’s Home in Kali Market, Kenya.  Several mission teams contributed finances and time for the construction of the dormitory, kitchen, dining hall, administrative office block, latrines, chicken coup, perimeter fencing and security guard shack. 

The doors opened in 2009 and several new girls have been added to the family.  There are now 30 young ladies who call Suvia “home” and have lives they probably never dreamed they could live.

Financial support, through child sponsorship, along with many prayers, have made it possible for the girls to not only grow up, but thrive at Suvia Children’s Home.  Thanks to donors like you, these young ladies, orphaned at a young age by the death of both of their parents, not only have hope, but confidence that their lives have meaning and they will make a difference in the world in some way, shape or form.  

Education is the key to reducing poverty and is highly prized in Kenya, but only about 30% of children are able to attend secondary school.  Seven of the older girls attend secondary school, something they would never been able to do before coming to Suvia, because of donors give to cover their tuition. 

Each year, I am amazed at how the girls have grown and changed.  They carry on conversations, ask questions and share stories about their lives with us in English.  They are developing life-skills to ensure they can care for themselves when they become adults.  They attend church every week and grow in the faith and understanding of God’s mercy and grace. 

The example of Suvia Children’s Home is only one of hundreds that show what a difference someone like YOU can make in the lives of  children and families ,and the development of communities around the world.  Please be a blessing and choose to share your blessings with others.  THANK YOU.

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a girl at Suvia Children’s Home, please call Diane Solmonson at 800-881-2170 or .

Communities

Short Term Missions in Kenya

June 24th, 2013

For more than 20 years, amazing things have been happening in Kenya via World Servants’ short-term missions.  Teams have served all over the country from the Rift Valley to the border near Sudan, from the tropical coast of Mombasa to the city core of Nairobi.  New churches, healthcare clinics, schools and orphanages now offer communities life-changing services, which would be non-existent without compassionate and generous World Servants volunteers.

Currently, World Servants teams are focused on two rural villages and an area just off the busiest highway in Kenya.  Since 2008, Suvia Children’s Home, located near Kali Market, has offered a sanctuary for girls who have lost their both their parents, most of the time due to AIDS.  Mission teams made up of church groups, families and individuals worked alongside members of the community to build the girls’ dormitory, kitchen, dining area, office block, sick bay, watchman’s house, play area and security fence.

Twenty-nine girls, ages 4 through 16 years old, call Suvia “home”, reaping the benefits of a stable, loving family environment.  These young ladies, some of whom were abandoned by extended family or considered to be a burden because of the added expense of caring for additional family members, have successfully integrated into this loving family environment.  They are nurtured and supported by the matron, staff members and volunteers and strong bonds have developed to make this their family.

In 2011, World Servants began working in Tawa, about two and a half hours outside of Nairobi.  Partnerships with two community groups, Upendo Women’s Group and Kakuswi Special School for the Deaf, are flourishing.  Two teams have built a bakery and administration block for the women’s group where new jobs have been generated and empowerment workshops are offered.  More than two dozen deaf students at Kakuswi are enjoying the renovated dormitories, kitchen and dining area, as well as their own brand new two room school, thanks to two other teams serving this summer.

The summer of 2013 will see World Servants teams continue the construction of additional classrooms at Kakuswi, as well as a new project located in a busy town half way between Nairobi and Mombasa.  Teams will build greenhouses at a girls’ school with the goal of generating both food and funds to not only grow, but to become self-sustaining in the very new future.

Come join the ministry of World Servants, which brings hope and transformation to Kenyan communities in need!