Tag Archives : kenya

New Kid on the Farm May 3, 2018

A boy crouches beside a goat, holding a bowl of food for it and petting its neck as it eats.

Goats are changing Dominic’s future.

Who doesn’t love spring? The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and cute baby animals are being born. Everybody loves baby animals – there’s something so sweet and cuddly about them. But our excitement about meeting a puppy or kitten can’t match Dominic’s excitement for the coming of a new kid goat!

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A thief in the night March 27, 2018

15 year old Kenneth lives on a tiny farm outside Nakuru, Kenya with his mom and his sister. Looking at their little garden and small hut, you wouldn’t think there would be anything on their property worth stealing. So why is Kenneth terrified of thieves?

Kenneth sits in front of a black board wearing a slightly-worse-for-wear blue school uniform, but grinning at the camera.

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Thank you from the field June 23, 2017

This spring, you gave us a powerful reminder of just how incredible the Childcare Worldwide family is. We came to you with a huge need – the drought in Baringo, Kenya was devastating families, and people were dying. But what happened after that is a clear miracle!

Listen to Michael, our director in Kenya, explain just how important your gifts were to the people on the ground:

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Lunch break for Hungry Kids! June 7, 2017

Meet Mykenva Jean. Mykenva lives in Haiti and is in 2nd Grade. She is nine years old and loves science – she wants to be a nurse when she grows up!

Two students in red plaid uniforms - one with giant red bows in her hair - grin shyly at the camera as they wait in line.

Children waiting for lunch at a school in Haiti

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Classrooms around the World June 6, 2017

A good education is the key to a brighter future for every child we serve. But education comes in all shapes and sizes. The average school in Kenya looks very different than the average school in India. So here is your chance to learn a little more about where your sponsored child goes to school!

A young girl sits at a wooden desks holding a pencil, and bending over a piece of paper in deep concentration.

Education builds successful futures!

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Why Water? May 8, 2017

Here at Childcare Worldwide, we care a lot about clean water. It is imperative that the kids we serve have access to safe water. The cost of not meeting this basic need is simply too high.

A group of Kenyan children splash and play in a cistern of clear water.

Children in Kenya get excited about clean water too!

Here’s a look at the top 5 reasons why clean water is important:

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Childcare Worldwide in the News April 26, 2017

We made the news! Childcare Worldwide was recently featured in an article on Public Radio International!

As the drought in Kenya worsens, Childcare is on the ground, bringing food and water to the neediest families in the area. Reporter Katie G. Nelson joined Michael Wafula, our East Africa Director, and his team on one of these distribution trips. Katie got to see first-hand the people we are helping and the needs they face.  (more…)

Childcare Family steps up to help families in Baringo April 11, 2017

Over the past two months, we have been working hard to help families in Baringo, Kenya survive the extreme drought. We’re proud to report that you have all stepped up in a big way to make a difference!

These children happily clutch some of the gifts from their emergency food pak!

We’ve already done eight different food and water distributions throughout Baringo. By offering ongoing support, we’re helping 300 of the neediest families to survive! And more distributions are on the way! (more…)

From the Field: Famine in Baringo March 3, 2017

The ground in Baringo, Kenya is all dried up and the children are suffering.

Just last year, when I visited Baringo, I had to drive through a stream to get there. I remember it vividly because they let ME drive the van – I had so much fun on my “off-roading” adventure! But when I visited a couple weeks ago there were no streams. The whole area was bone dry.

Baringo is entering their 4th year of drought, and the people are desperate for food and water. That’s why I was there this time: to deliver Emergency Food Paks to help families in need survive this famine.

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Rumors of a witch October 24, 2016

“Did you hear?” a woman asked one of her neighbors in a shabby street of a Kenyan slum.

“Hear what?” the other asked eager to hear the latest gossip.

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This brave mother has endured much in her life.

“I heard it from a woman five houses down,” the first one said with an air of importance. “I don’t know where she got the news but she said it is from a reliable source.”

“What is it? What is it? Tell me!”

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