From the Sewer to the Kitchen

Before Clysa entered our program he was working a part time job cleaning up human and industrial sewage in Nairobi.  The job was a day labor job and often he would not be paid by the company after the work was finished.  Clysa initially started a small business selling clothes in the slums with a small business grant of $100 from Light Up Hope.  The business faced challenges of finding customers and at the same time harassment by the local tax collectors who would try to collect taxes even on days when he had made no sales.  After six  months of struggling he decided he wanted to return to school and was then able to apply for the Joseph’s House Program.  He is grateful for the help and is enjoying trade school this spring in food, beverage and catering. You can help support Clysa and other young adults with trade school or university education by donating today.  Monthly donations of $25 or more per month help stabilize the program and guarantee the resources are there to light a path out of poverty.  

Overwhelmed by the Incredible Response

We can’t stop the poverty and disease that creates orphans, but we can help ONE ORPHAN at a time have HOPE for LIFE As of May 28th, we had just under $1000 in our bank account and no clear path to the $8,200 needed to make the next payment on the land, and yet we were facing a crisis that required we make this payment so we may expedite construction on the land.  Our board made the decision to walk by faith in prayer and hope that the Lord would provide the money needed for the next payment.  As of today, June 21st, we have $15,600 in our account – almost DOUBLE the amount needed!  We spoke with our Kenyan Partner, Fred Afwai, this morning and he said, “Truly this is a miracle, we have been blessed…when we shared with the children about getting the money we have been praying for, they all joined us to thank God for the miracles”. In just 14 days we received donations that will enable us to start the process of construction of a small initial home for the children.  This is an amazing first step in our project to provide a new orphan […]