There's something special about family, and one of the goals of Kinship United is to reunite families who have been broken apart. Sometimes, children come into our Kinship Projects whose parents are still alive. Due to reasons like intense poverty or illness, these parents become unable to care for their children. This is where our Kinship Projects step in, welcoming the children into a place where they can be cared for. Leticia was one of these children. Three years ago, she came to the Kireka Kinship Project because her parents couldn't take care of her. Her father was dead, and
Almost two decades ago a few good buddies and some neighbors from our church were sitting around talking about an investigative news story we’d all watched the day before. It focused on a UN study that said there were an estimated tens of millions of orphans around the world as a result of war, famine, natural disasters, and other extreme events. The conversation drifted into the inevitable helpless feelings that the problem was so huge, what could any one person do? It’s how we all feel at first. But…this particular conversation didn’t stop there. Over the next few weeks we
Chhan Soknet holds a box of life-saving food, supplied by Feed My Starving Children, with her family. Just a little while ago, Chhan Soknet’s life seemed pretty hopeless. And she was only 14 years old. She was barely making it to school because she had to work to support her family. Her father died when she was only a baby, and her mom wasn't able to work for a living anymore. But their family was starving. And soon Chhan Soknet would have to drop out of school completely to work full time. She grew weaker and weaker, both physically and
How many different items of clothing do you own? The latest Netflix craze of decluttering might have made that number smaller in the past month. But chances are it’s still a lot. And if you’ve ever had to outfit a child, you know how quickly they grow out of things, rip holes in knees, stain shirts with spaghetti sauce, and…you get the idea. Our Kinship Kids struggle to keep just a couple of outfits that fit them and that aren’t torn. With dozens of children in each Kinship and limited resources, it’s a huge challenge to keep up with the
After over ten years of serving thousands of children, Kinship Project buildings were worn and cracked. But thanks to your support last year, many of them are getting beautiful paint jobs and much-needed repairs. Before After Thank you so much for keeping Kinship Kids safe, warm, and dry!