James’s Story

Sleeping on a plastic sheet in a tin hut by night, James, the single child of a single parent, spent the days of his first 4 years with his mother, begging along the streets of Kisumu, in Kenya. She struggled with a learning disability and, sadly, any money they were given was spent on alcohol. James went hungry and became more and more malnourished.

Spotted one day by a local MP and, knowing of the highly commended reputation of Cherry Brierley Children’s Home, he offered James the opportunity of a better life.

Now Nelson

This is my new nickname – which is not too surprising as my surname is Mandela!

I am now 9 years old and have lived in Cherry Brierley Children’s Home in Kisumu for 5 years. Here I am in the red t-shirt with my family.

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  • I am healthy
  • I am happy
  • I am well fed
  • I go to school every day
  • I am loved by my family
  • I have a sponsor
  • Best of all I now know that I am loved by God
Kisumu Children Trust - James's as he is today

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It costs on average £1,850 per year to sponsor an African child like James to give him Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow in the pleasant surroundings of our Home. Will you contribute to the lives of others like him?

1 person to 1 child with regular updates.
No set monthly amount – on behalf of the children, we gratefully accept what you feel able to give.

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