Be a part of a child’s education in rural Kenya.
By paying $48/ month you will help a child remain in school. These are children that were identified as the most desperate since they are an orphan, living in a single-parent (or grandparent) home, or one of the parents is disabled. One Life to Give is not a school, we just help keep kids in school by paying school fees and counseling the youth throughout the year.
The Lives You Are Improving
Josephat (Jeff) is on the far right in this picture. He lives with his Mother, Grandmother, and siblings in this home that a charitable lady is allowing them to live in until they can afford rent again. His mother's only source of income is by making and selling liquid soap which is a great craft but often hard to find buyers for.
Sweet Ivy has the biggest smile just like her mama but she quickly covers up her teeth because she is embarrassed. She is a bright student, in fact the highest exam scorer of girls in our program in 2018. Although she lives in a tiny one bedroom apartment with her mom and they struggle to get by, these two are abounding with joy.
Gordon is the oldest of 7 children living with his father and step-mother in this mud home that is crumbling apart. This was one of the toughest living conditions that we witnessed but this is the exact situation that we are called to help , the reason why we do what we do.
Risper is one of the three young single mothers in our program that have been given the chance to get back in school to finish their education after giving birth. Fortunately, she has a cousin that can care for her baby girl when she is away focusing on her studies then they get to be re-united on breaks.
Phoebe is a quiet girl with a beaming smile. She is the second-born in a family with six siblings being raised by their grandmother. Her older brother had to drop out of high school since they could not afford the school fees so he is now a motorcycle taxi driver which is a common profession in Kenya. We are hopeful that with this chance at an education, Phoebe can help alleviate some of the burden on her grandmother once she starts a career.
Kids Being Kids
Kenyans are hard-working people and they start working when they can walk. Because of that, we love that we get to give rural Kenyan youth two days of fun at an U16 soccer tournament. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this tournament then please contact John@onelifetogive.org.Youth Soccer