YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2017
Nancy’s mother was married as a second wife to a man known as Kefa. Nancy already was 6 years old when she was married to this already married man. Nancy’s mother stayed in this polygamous family for only two years and in the year 2015 she left this marriage and went to unknown place, also leaving Nancy behind.
There were rumors that she might have gotten married to someone else but the information could not be substantiated!! Two years later the family left the rental house where they were living in Sotik town and abandoned only Nancy in the compound. They lied to Nancy that her mother was coming back and on her way to pick her up. Then, together with her mother, the two could later join the rest of the family later that day where they had gone.
Nancy was left joyfully waiting for her mother. The other family had gone only as a means of escaping from Nancy. Nancy waited for two days and later realized it was a lie. She remained in the rental house for two weeks but nobody came for her, she started searching for her so called “father” but it was cumbersome to find him and the rest of the family!! She had been already abandoned without her knowledge!!!
Some days later she was found holding a rope with bad intentions of hanging herself in that lonely house! Wanting to die!! She was rescued and when we heard the information we went there for prayers. Upon our arrival we counseled Nancy and decided to bring her in the orphanage.
She is now happy to interact with other kids in the orphanage and she is grateful to receive care and help from Pastor Donald and the church of USA through Pastor Joel and the church of Kenya too. She likes singing and she desire to be one of the best gospel artist in the world.
YEAR SHE CAME TO ORPHANAGE 2018
FOUND:POST ELECTION VIOLENCE AS INTERNAL REFUGEE
The family of Deborah owned a plot in a place called Kondere here in Nyanza District. This family was misplaced during the political violence that happened in some parts of the country after the serious violence that engulfed the country in 2007.
This clashes claimed more than 477 lives among which the parents of Deborah were involved!! Another 118,000 people were misplaced whereby Deborah was among them! Deborah and other 21 refugees were brought by a lorry and they were dropped at Ogembo sub-county.
People of good will volunteered to take these refugees to their various homes at leastto provide them shelter and food as they regain and adjust themselves to begin a new life . Everyone who volunteered took one or two refugees according to his or her capability. A business woman known as Zenah Kerubo took this young girl Deborah and adopted her. Deborah received good care from Zenah for 5 years until the time Zenah died in October 2017!!
After the death of Zenah the life of Deborah started facing a lot of challenges. The four children of Zenah would unite against Deborah!! They were now denying her food at times, and most of the days they could beat her without cause!!
She was patient with the challenges until mid-January 2018 when she totally faced rejection from Zenah’s children. She boldly and personally came to the orphanage seeking for care and help. Tears was running down her cheeks as she was introducing herself to us!!
We were touched by her situation and gave her access to the orphanage. Deborah is thankful to God for the support and encouragement she receives from pastor Donald in connection with the church of Kenya. She likes athletics and singing, she is one of the best soloists within the orphanage. She wants to be an evangelist.
YEAR SHE CAME TO THE ORPHANAGE 2018
FOUND : POST ELECTION VIOLENCE AS INTERNAL REFUGEE
The parents and two siblings of faith were brutally killed at Bomet while they were digging in the garden of their neighbor as an odd job to earn their living!! Faith was the only one left back home at their rental house; she remained behind to prepare tea and take it to the garden for her parents and siblings.
This is where she received the shocking sad news about the cruel death of her parents and siblings as a result of post-election violence!!! She felt down on the floor and fainted!! One of her close neighbor and family friend took Faith and hid her to prevent her from being tortured and killed also.
Two days later this good neighbor escorted Faith up to the border of our Kisii and Kipsigis community- a place called Sotik. The neighbor returned at the border and gave Faith Ksh 400 to use as a bus fare to wherever she would like to go for refugee within her own tribe Kisii. Since she was now on her tribe’s land and would not be killed.
Faith boarded a vehicle and paid a bus fare .She was heading to unknown direction since she did not have any information concerning her father‘s family back ground!! All of a sudden she saw us having a crusade at Omoriungamu junction and she abruptly stopped the bus!!
After coming down the bus, she directly came to the crusade ground. As the crusade continued she was terribly crying!! Pastor Vincent went close to her and inquired from her what was the problem! She told Pastor Vincent how her parents and siblings were killed, how she was rescued by her neighbor and she had nowhere to go!!
After the crusade we discussed the issue with other leaders and decided to have Faith in the orphanage. Faith is happy to belong to the orphanage where she receives love and support through Pastor Donald and Joel together with the church of Kisii and friends from the USA. She is a good singer and she wants to use her talents more especially after school to glorify God.