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Francis’s Story

Francis was referred to us by the Children’s court in Kisumu.

He was at risk of playing truant and wasn’t receiving the supervision and education he should have done. He was born in Karateng, an area 13 km away from Cherry Brierley Children’s Home and is a partial orphan. His mother is a widow and tried to make a living by hawking mangoes and bananas but was unable to feed Francis properly or afford the school uniform so he could go to school. He has two elder siblings and all the income seemed to go towards paying the secondary school fees for them, leaving nothing for Francis.

So, needing proper nutrition and education, he was deemed at risk and brought into our care. He was also recovering from a rabid dog-bite which fortunately he received timely intervention for. Thanks to a very kind sponsor stepping forward to support him, Francis is now regularly attending school and receiving much needed support and encouragement, with a bright future ahead of him. He has a nutritious diet and a huge new family to love him. He loves singing and playing ball games. (Another one for the CBCH football team!)

It costs, on average, £1800 per year to care for a child with food, clothes, the safe shelter of the Home, school uniform, school fees for secondary school children and school books & pencils. If you would like to sponsor a child, please do get in touch. We ask for a minimum monthly donation of £20 but anything more you can give will all go towards the care of your child. We rely on people like you to help keep the work of the charity going to ensure children will indeed have a safe and happy home throughout the rest of their childhood and that when they leave us they will have the skills for a successful life ahead, finally breaking the cycle of poverty.

Call us on 01732 369303 or email us on office@kisumuchildren.org.uk and you will change a child’s life.

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