Category: Meet the Kids

Otieno

Otieno is an orphan at JWHS children’s Home. He was referred to us by the school headmaster at Menengai Primary School. He is the only child living in his family. The father died in 1999 in Bondo District after a long illness with Aids. Otieno’s mother, Alice, moved to Nakuru due to poverty. Otieno and…


Samuel

Samuel Maina is 14 years old and the youngest of four children. Their mother died of Aids in 2010. Each of her children had a different father and Samuel’s father is unknown. Upon their mother’s death, the children were divided between the mother’s brother and sister. While living with his aunt, Samuel was often ill…


Benson

Benson – Gordon Clem


Francis

Francis – Gordon Clem


Monica

Monica – Gordon Clem


Maraka

Maraka – Gordon Clem


Evans

Evans – Primary School


Mark Loigidongoi

My name is Mark Loigidongoi. I am seventeen years old. I live in Kiwanja, Burat Ward, Isiolo County, Kenya. I go to Gordon Clem Academy for studies because I believe it will change my life. We come for a new life through education. My aim in life is to liberate myself from poverty. I am…


Juma

Juma – Primary School


Elda

Elda – Primary School


Priscillah

Priscillah – Primary School


Anthony

Anthony is 13 years old.   He was abandoned at his grandmother’s small single room mud home along with his sisters and brother.  The grandmother is 70 years old and has numerous medical issues. The children are a great help to her, but supporting them is very difficult. She relies on well-wishers to assist her with…


John Wren

John Wren – Primary School grade 8


Voyot

Voyot (shown on the left) is a primary school student in Mangu, Kenya. He is an orphan living with his Aunt. The aunt came to Expanding Opportunities to ask for a little help. She is a hard working woman but as a widow, she is low income. She can house Voyot but needs a little…


Molly

Molly – High School third year


Teresa Grace

Teresa Grace – Primary School Kipsing


Dela

Dela – Primary School, Kipsing


Macharia

Macharia – High School third year, lives with his mother


Job

Job Makini Mutyota was once very sick and resided at JWHS. He is now managing his health and living with his loving grandmother. Expanding Opportunities has assisted him for several years. Job is currently in his fourth year of high school. Job needs a sponsor for high school.


Imam

Imam – Primary School – JWHS Sponsored


Mike

Mike – Primary School grade 8 – JWHS Sponsored


Stephanie

Stephanie – Primary School – JWHS


John Gachau Kimotho

John is a happy young man with an infectious giggle.  He is currently in college and achieving all A’s and B’s His long term sponsor is struggling to pay his college fees. Thank you for your faithful support, Lisa. Lisa could use any assistance you could provide to keep him on course in college and…


Dini

Dini is a delightful teenager with a strong will and upstanding character. She came to us as a rescued girl. One vulnerable to early marriage.  She was 10 years old and had not attended school. She was bright and ready.  As her story was told, one of the visitors with us promised to support Dini…


Dominic

This is Dominic. The first time we met, he would NOT make eye contact. When I crawled my finger over to his arm, he slapped me like a bug, then burst out crying. HMM lovely first meeting. He is shown here in his first year in school at Sawa Academy. From shy to confident! Julie,…


Little Grace

Little Grace hides behind her mother’s chair as we hear her story. Painfully shy the little girl, though 7 years old, has not started her education. Her mother is afraid that her daughter will never attend school and that she will be punished for “keeping” her child from school though the reason is lack of…


Leengo

This is Leengo. She is a student at Kipsing Aademy in Kipsing, Kenya. Kipsing is a small isolated village about 78 very rough kilometers from Isiolo. It is a home to the Samburu tribe, a very traditional pastoralist community. Originally established by the Catholic Church, Kipsing Academy is now a public school. At its helm…