Below are some examples of the families involved in Karis Kids and how we are helping them
D’s FAMILYback to top
D never had any of her own biological children but she has ended up being mum to five boys and one girl. Most of these are the children of her brothers and sisters who have all died from Aids. The youngest, M, was an abandoned baby who D kindly took in.
D runs a small dobbe business which involves washing and ironing clothes for her neighbours in the busy slum area of Wandegaya. However, without the support of Karis Kids, she wouldn”t earn enough money for school fees, regular food, medicine and rent. Through Karis all six of her chidren are in or have completed primary school, and M, the only girl, is studying hard at secondary school for her A levels.
Dv, the eldest at 19 years, has just finished a vocational training course, paid for by Karis funds. This is a strategic investment in his and this family’s future as D herself is now struggling with HIV. We hope Dv will now be better equipped to earn a living and so longterm provide for the family.
A Naguru Familyback to top
J had three boys of her own and and adopted her two nieces M & M who were orphaned. Sadly she died this year leaving the family without a parent or carer. The Karis team were able to find her son Dn and he moved back to their home. P is now able to continue in secondary school and M & M will continue their education.
Their brother Dn who is a causal labourer with a food company helps pay rent and other basic requirements for the girls, M & M.
With encouragement each one finishing secondary school will have the opportunity to take a vocational training course and on into the work place.
The whole family continues to benefit from the Karis healthcare program and some regular provisions.
For this family the Summer Camps have been a real lifeline and the experience there has turned their lives around.