We would love to buy land for these families and give them a safe roof over their heads, which they deserve.  With your help, we can!

Meet twin Sisters, Faith & Ann, and their family from Nyeri, Kenya

The family pictured on the right have been through some very tough times. The 6 of them live in a broken wooden shed in Nyeri, Kenya.  James (right) scored very impressive primary school marks of 352/500, but couldn’t start secondary school in Jan 2016 due to lack of money for school fees (he didn't have the $150 required). His dream of becoming a neuro surgeon was in jeopardy. He decided he wanted to try and commit suicide so that he wouldn’t see so much more struggles but he was convinced not to by Gathimba Edwards Foundation staff and a local counsellor.  Thanks to kind sponsorship from Alan Esson, James is now in secondary school and tells us the sky is the limit for him and his family. He is determined to change his family’s life for the better.  His brother Stephen (left) fell off the back of a moving pick-up truck in 2013 and spent 1 month in a coma.  Hospital fees were impossibly high to pay but neighbours joined together to pay some and the rest was paid by the local area administration. He has now fully recovered and wishes to go back to school. Twin girls Faith and Ann are currently in nursery school, thanks to support from Ian Jaffrey and David Muchangi.  They never stop smiling despite living in some of the worst conditions we have seen.  Paul is also back in school thanks to sponsorship from Kim Bain.  There is an amazing unity between the children and their mom.


Meet Lucy, single mom of 5 in Karatina, Kenya

In the family pictured on the right, Humphrey (right) scored very high primary school marks but had been sent home from Form 2  of secondary school due to a lack of fees and he was set to be unable to complete his education.  They live just outside Karatina and share a single room house which only has space for 1 bed and a small table. Mom Lucy shares the single bed each night with little Fidelis and her sisters Phoeby and Ivy, while Humphrey and his 14 year old brother Gibson have to stay at a friend’s house due to the lack of space.

The family had lived with their grandparents until sadly, they both passed away. Much to our anger, their uncles chased the family away, refusing to let them stay in the family home or support them in any way.  This left them homeless until a kind landlord decided to give them a small house temporarily.

Earning $2.00 at most each day, working long hours on a farm, it is pretty much impossible for Lucy to pay school fees – especially Humphrey and Gibson’s $500 a year secondary fees – or to ensure that they are all eating regular meals.  We are delighted that all 5 children are now in school full time and eating regular meals thanks to support from sponsors who the children write to regularly. Humphrey recently completed secondary school and scored an impressive B- which means he will be going to university this year.  The family are one of the most humble and polite family’s we have met.