COVID-19 has shaken the world in 2020. It’s hard to imagine the stress a rampant virus places on a community already severely lacking in resources. This new devastating challenge amplified their struggles, beyond the usual turmoil. But the hope you inspire through your generosity is helping “the least of these” survive a virus that wreaks havoc on their already dire daily lives. When the coronavirus entered Kenya, the Ephraim Kinship Project hurried to prepare. Their medical services are provided by the nearby Shekinah Glory Community Clinic, which is part of the Kinship. As the pandemic arrived, fear came with it.
Hurricane Isaias was only a Category 1 storm, but still caused some roof damage to the Cayacoa Kinship Project. They need a new roof, which will cost $3,500. It also destroyed a small church planted by the Kinship in a nearby batey. The pastor there has been serving the desperately poor members of their congregation and hopes to rebuild his church. Only $3,000 will get them back up and running. For more information on these, and other, needs, contact us here. Thank you! Thank you for your continued generosity and for keeping the orphans and widows we care for in
When schools shut down across the world in March, Kinship Kids were sent home without any resources or plans to continue learning. While children in America hung on for a couple of months and made it to summer break, the school year in Africa had just begun in February. They were losing precious time. The Human Rights Watch recently concluded research in multiple African countries, including many where Kinship United operates, surrounding the challenges and effectiveness of e-learning in Africa. The study found that children who already faced socioeconomic inequalities were at extremely high risk of falling behind or dropping
Families living hand to mouth before the pandemic quickly found themselves on the verge of starvation. But thanks to a partnership with Feed My Starving Children and your generous contributions, Kinship Projects in Kenya were able to share life-saving food with hundreds of families in August. Manna Packs rich in nutrients, cooking oil, and brown sugar were among the food you provided. And it came right in the nick of time for many people who weren’t sure how much longer they were going to make it. Thanks to your gifts and to FMSC, hundreds are fed and cared for during
Kindness in contagious! And your big heart for helping orphans in need is reflected in the children themselves. Like James from the Bosnia Kinship Project in Kenya. This kind-hearted young man has found a passion caring for one of God’s littlest creatures… baby chicks! James joined the Bosnia Kinship Project family eight years ago after he was rescued with his four siblings. And since then, he’s discovered that he loves to look after the Kinship Project’s chickens and their chicks. He feeds them so no one goes hungry. He makes sure their eggs are kept in a safe place inside