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Individual Child Support: The Boy Child

Sponsoring a child can be a deeply enriching experience.
  As a sponsor you can write to your child, send pictures of your family, home etc., email through our Program Developer, telephone your child, or even visit!
Your sponsored child can write to you at his level. Expanding Opportunities will provide you with updated photos of your child annually.
Your sponsorship will allow a child to have a home, food, clothing, education, medical care, and guidance with their physical, mental emotional and spiritual growth.
We are here to help your sponsorship be all you would like it to be. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Select your child, click the Sponsor button to sponsor through PayPal or email, info@expandingopportunities.org to have a representative of Expanding Opportunities contact you and your adventure in child sponsorship will begin.
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  • Currently it costs $1,080.00 to sponsor food, shelter, clothing, educational supplies, medical care and loving surrogate parents per child.  That is $90.00 per month.
  • Sponsors may pay a portion of the child's monthly support and share the child with other sponsors. Expanding Opportunities can only absorb 2-3 non sponsored children. We DO have empty beds - consider the sponsorship of a child - one listed here or a new child we will accept for you.
  • Children who do not have a sponsor are dependent on the generosity of individual donors.  If you do not want to sponsor a child, would you consider a one time donation to the Street Children Fund to support the children who do not have sponsors.

Samuel is 10 years old – the last of 4 children from different absent fathers. His mother’s life is the tragic story of lack of education, lack of guidance, constant hard manual labor and the position and expectations of women in the culture. Samuel, the last born watched as she slowly struggled with the HIV received at his conception and transmitted to him. He suffers but does not know or understand why. She died and left the four children on their own. Two of the mother’s relatives were found and the children divided between the mother’s brother and sister. Samuel and his sister were given to their aunt. The aunt is married with 5 of her own children. She took the children and enrolled them in school. Samuel was often ill and out of school so his performance was poor. Once he became ill with a serious ear infection and was taken to the clinic. While undergoing tests, his HIV status was revealed. Extended family members refused to visit due to this status; they would not allow their children to visit either. Samuel’s status was hidden from him but not the rejection. We were told about this boy and asked to help. Though we had not found a sponsor, we could not refuse.
Samuel has a 1/2 sponsor. Anyone want to help with the other half?


Kiplangat was born in Kericho, Kenya.  He was a rejected child of a mother and stepfather.  Severely beaten, he turned to the streets at a very young age.  Totally addicted to glue and never having finished a year of primary school, Kiplangat was one of the first five boys at the Joseph Waweru Home School.  When told he would not be able to sniff glue at the Home, he took and threw his bottle into the park and climbed into the car. He has not looked back.  Though it was a struggle to withdraw, he suffered through it. Now he is a quiet, hardworking young member of the Joseph Waweru Home School Family. 

Kiplangat has completed High School!  This is an amazing achievement for a young man who started out unwanted and rejected.  He has a small job that he will work at until his grades come in and then he may be in need of a little sponsorship for a short course.
Kiplanget Received sponsorship for a driving class. Thank you
Eliakim is a quiet respectful young man.  His mother died several years ago. His father recently died and his case was brought to our attention.
He was in need of a home and boarding school.  He does have a cousin who is able to have him during holidays.
As a first year high school student, Expanding Opportunities placed him in a Boarding School. His cousin has him in his home some of the holiday and the remainder of holidays he is at JWHS.

His boarding school, clothing, supplies and transportation costs total approximately $700.00 per year. a full sponsor or any contribution toward his support would be appreciated.

John is a happy young man with an infectious giggle.  He is currently in his last year of high school.  He hopes to do very well and go on to college. When his single parent mother died he was passed between relatives.  His education was inconsistent and his home life was disruptive.  John has been very happy at JWHS, though now his only concentration is his academic studies.  During the April 2011 break, he remained in school to concentrate on study.

John has completed high school, he returned to retake his finall KCSE examination in hopes to come to USA for college on a scholarship.  That decision will be made in the Spring of 2013.  Meanwhile he is seeking work.

John has a sponsor.  Thank you for your faithful support, Lisa.

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Mbugua joined us as a guest in our home in 2009.  While at the primary school the principal called us aside to tell us of this this boy.  He had lost his single mother earlier in the year and they have been watching his grades and attitude slip.  They asked if we could take him especially while he completes his National Exam, providing him with a quiet place to study. 
He has been a wonderful addition to the Home.   He is now in his last year of high school.

Mbugua needs a sponsor. Full sponsorship is $1080 per year or $90.00 per month.  That provides food, clothing, education, medical, and a loving home. Partial sponsorship is welcome at any amount per month.
After his graduation from High School on December he will continue at the Home until he can be transitioned on his own.
Emam  Imam  joined us in 2009. He was taken to the streets to join his brother, a toughened street boy. His language and attitude when he first arrived told us where he was headed, but soon he responded to the steady meals, warm friendships and routine at the Joseph Waweru Home School. Now he greets us with a ready smile, and huge hugs..
Imam is sponsored by Morrill Baptist Church, Thank you.

 Joshua and Michael are brothers.   Several years ago we found them very hungry and living in a single room with their aunt, her husband, four children and a grandchild - 9 people in a small single room. They had been passed between the relatives who were unable to care for them.

They are now at JWHS working on their school performance. This is Joshua's last year of primary school. In the fall of 2013 he will take an examination that will determine his future education possibilities.

Joshua needs a sponsor.

It costs $1080.00 per year to fully sponsor a child at JWHS. That is $90.00 per month.  Consider becoming a sponsor at any amount per month. Click on the donate button under his image. 


Otieno is bright and articulate. He speaks fluent English and Swahili.  He is the last survivor of his family.  His parents contracted HIV shortly after his birth. Though he is HIV- , all his siblings were HIV+.  Slowly one by one they each died.  The school alerted JWHS about this child. He came to school with no breakfast or lunch in a ragged worn out uniform and no shoes.  After hearing of his plight, and meeting his grandparents who were his care providers along with many other grandchildren, he was accepted at JWHS and resides with us still. He visits his grandparents and cousins on holidays.

Otieno is in his last year of primary school and will take his examination in the fall of 2013.  This will determine the future of his education.

Otieno is sponsored by Trinity Parish in Lenox, Ma. Thank you.
John Eren 
John Eren is a primary school student. He is an orphan living with his elderly grandmother who is caring for two additional grandchildren. John is quiet and shy, he performs well in school and is gaining an excellent grasp of English. We met John in 2009, when his grandmother came to JWHS seeking assistance. Since then we have assisted John as we are able to purchase school shoes, uniform, or supplies.

John needs a regular sponsor for $100.00 per year. this would purchase his school uniform, supplies and exam fees. This would lighten the burden on his grandmother and assure his ability to remain in school.

Gideon is the brother of a Nakuru street boy.  The Joseph Waweru Home School had first accepted his brother.  The call of the street was too strong and soon he returned to the streets of Nakuru.  After locating him, he requested that we accept his brother in his place so he would not become like him.  Please pray for John Karanja as he struggles with life on the streets.

After struggling for several years, his mother has now stabilized and found employment. Gideon was struggling with the option to return home to his Mom and sister.  He chose that option in April. Always these are bitter sweet for JWHS. We have adopted these children as our own but their family was first and will remain the greatest influence on the boys.  

As his mother is still supporting two children as a single parent, we have agreed to assist with Gideon's school fees, uniforms and supplies. 

He will need a sponsor for his school fees, approximately $170.00 per year.


Job is a quick witted, respectful and very bright young man. He is HIV+. He lived with us at JWHS for several years.  He has learned to take his medical care seriously and takes personal responsibility for himself.   He can look forward to a long healthy life. 

At the close of 2010, he chose to return to his grandparent's home.  

Expanding Opportunities has been assisting him with his school fees. He completed his Primary examination and is waiting for the results.  We expect he has done well and will need a sponsor for his High School.  

The expected amount is $700.00 per year. It can be paid monthly fully or partially.

 Eloto Eloto is a young man of 19 who has NEVER attended school.  When his parents died, his uncle accepted him into his home.  Having his own children, he was unable to send Eloto to school and allowed him to work graziing his cows.  At an impromptu meeting, it was discovered that Eloto wanted more than anything else to attend school.  He did not mind that he was 19 and in class with 7 year olds.  It was hard to be called the "elephant in the classroom" but he overcame and his thirst for learning kept him in school. During this break he is studying with books purchased for him, and he is eager to return to school in January.

Eloto has has needs for uniforms, and school supplies.
David - Twiga
David - Twiga

David, lovingly named Twiga, was in JWHS for several years.  He is now out on his own and would like to take a course in Auto Mechanics at the Regato School in Naivasha. As post secondary education is not funded by Expanding Opportunities, except through a direct sponsor, David is presenting an appeal for a sponsor.  He will need approximately $320 per year for two years. The fees will be paid directly to the school.
If you would like to sponsor David, please click the paypal link below his name.


A New Child to be selected 

There are over 1 million orphans in Kenya.  Expanding Opportunities has space for 16 children. Will you sponsor a child? 

It costs $1080.00 per year to fully sponsor a child at JWHS. If you fully sponsor, we will accept a new child into the home and connect you with that child as a sponsor.

If you give a one time donation, or a partial recurring sponsorship donation, it will be kept in a special fund until there is enough for one full year sponsorship.  We will then accept a new child at JWHS.

  Enok and Amos are brothers. They were with us at the Joseph Waweru Home School in 2007. They were called home by their relatives for Christmas of 2007 and did not return to us until 2009!

Not academically inclined, Enok tries hard in school and works even harder at the Home. It is a goal of the Kenya Children's Department to locate and keep children connected to their relatives. Enoch chose to return to his relatives in Kericho in 2011 on a trial basis.   We will not fill his bed until we are certain this is the best placement for him.

The Provincial Children's Officer in Rift Valley Province reminds  Children's Homes that "At the end of the day, the children are not yours, hey belong to the community." Reconnection with relative and community is important. We are happy to report that, in our 2012 followup, Enok and Amos appear happy, well fed and content in their ancestral home.  We will repeat the follow up at a later date. their beds are now released for new boys at JWHS.

Enok and Amos are brothers. Amos is a young boy with a quick bright smile and lots of energy. His many hours alone at grandfather's home, have made him cherish alone time. Occasionally we find him sitting alone and watching the activities around him with intensity. Not academically inclined, he struggles in school.  He receives some tutoring at home in addition to school attendance. 
It is a goal of the Kenya Children's Department to locate and keep children connected to their relatives. Amos returned to his relatives in Kericho in 2011 on a trial basis.   We will not fill his bed until we are certain this is the best placement for him.
The Provincial Children's Officer in Rift Valley Province reminds  Children's Homes that "At the end of the day, the children are not yours, hey belong to the community." Reconnection with relative and community is important. We are happy to report that, in our 2012 followup, Enok and Amos appear happy, well fed and content in their ancestral home.  We will repeat the follow up at a later date. their beds are now released for new boys at JWHS.

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