Serah, 17 years
We met Serah 10 years ago with her mother & eight siblings living in a tent with a mud floor, little food at the bottom of a muddy hill.
After escaping the post election violence their future was bleak.
A few years on they are now living on some land in a small tin shed.
Serah is always smiling despite the hardships. An incredibly resilient family. Serah is now in secondary school, and helps her mother who is HIV+ with the garden and goats. She would love to do well in school to support her family.
Joseph, 3 years
We first met Joseph and his mother when they were living on the street. One year later this little boy, his mother & sister are doing much better, despite the trauma they have been through. By offering Joseph support through sponsorship, he will have access to education and support.
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.
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.