Change a life today, Give them a better future.
Making the decision to sponsor a child is a personal one, not an easy choice as all of the children are precious and in need, with their own unique stories. Some sponsors prefer for us to choose for them, which we are happy to do.
We welcome your enquiry regarding the below three listed children or any of our other children.
Lydia, 14 years
Lydia and her 8 siblings were victims of the 2008 civil riots. Displaced from their home, we met Lydia with her siblings and mother who is HIV+ at a IDP camp. Living in a tent on a muddy floor, all suffering malnutrition and hopelessness, BIG fundraised to move them into accommodation & school.
Many stories over the years, including Lydia having 2 years of operations & therapy for her club foot. She is a shy and humble girl with great aspirations.
Julius, 14 years
Julius lives with his 9 siblings, mother & father who has epilepsy. Their home is a 2 room 'pottery house', made of mud and sticks. Julius is a happy young man, despite the home situation he tries his best at school and would like to continue studies to be able to support his family.
Solomon, 16 years
Solomon's mother passed away due to HIV/AIDS leaving Solomon, his brother and sister alone. Their grandmother has a small plot of land and despite being in her late 80's & riddled with arthritis, she cares for the children to the best of her ability. BIG provides schooling with meals at school for the children. Solomon is keen to do well at school to have a future free from poverty and to care for his grandmother.
what happens after sponsoring a child
After sponsoring, you will receive an email with photos of your child, welcoming you to the ‘BIG family’.
We will contact you by phone to answer any queries you may have.
what will happen
Your child will attend a local school in their primary years and most will attend a boarding school in their secondary years. Though boarding school is more expensive it helps the children to focus on their school work and receive regular nutritious meals and help in a structured environment.
Our Field Officer; Betty Muriithi will visit the children at school and at home. Where possible, photos are taken and interviews with carers and teachers are done.
All activities and finances are strictly monitored by our Australian team – both here and in Kenya.
What Won't happen
You will not receive constant mail or emails asking for more money.
Your details will not be shared. We value your trust and support.
during the year
As our Field Officer; Betty Muriithi visits the children, she gets photo updates and information on your child. These will be emailed to you. It is always exciting to see what the children are up to.
You can also send letters and photos to your child. We are happy to email them through and provide photos showing your child receiving them.
Quarterly newsletters will also be emailed to you.
Opportunities are there also to visit your child.