A 2007 Census showed that 12% of families in Kenya were caring for orphaned children in addition to their own children. The financial burden of caring for orphans can often be overwhelming, forcing families to send children to orphanages. This in turn, puts pressure on orphanages struggling to care for many children with limited resources.
This gift will provide families caring for orphans with grants and food provisions. Grants, which range from $3 to $17 dollars a month, are awarded on a case-to-case basis, and are generally spent on school uniforms, housing needs and food. A contribution to the Outreach Program will help keep children where they need to be: in schools, and with their families.