Some come from homes where AIDS has taken the adults.  Others are the victims of tribal fighting. Still others have been abandoned to the street. All of them were alone with no parents and no home.


June 2013 photo of the children and house parents.

At Home Homes our mission is to care for these innocent children. To provide them a loving home and the tools they need to lift themselves from poverty. To enable them to grow into responsible adults who can earn a living, raise families of their own, and contribute to Kenyan society.

100% of all donated funds go directly to provide our children with basic necessities including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, supervision, and education.


 

Meet the Children

(Please scroll down to meet all of our children)


 

Jacob Chirchir  - Age 7

Jacob lived with his mother on the streets of Eldoret until she abandoned him at the Juvenile Remand Center at the age of 3. Moira found him in dirty old clothes and people not taking an interest in his well being. She rescued him and Jacob now enjoys a loving home and a new family at Hope Homes. Jacob likes to ride bikes.  Updated: August 2017

 

Irene Wairimu - Age 11

After Irene's mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her sister Faith to the streets of Eldoret. Later, at a halfway house for drug-addicted street women, Irene fell into a pot of boiling water leaving her terribly burned.  

After her accident, Irene and her sister came to Hope Homes and she has endured multiple skin grafts and surgeries to help her recover. Irene's beautiful smile and warm eyes reflect her kind and gentle heart. Updated: August, 2017

 

Faith Ayoo - Age 14

After Faith's mother died of AIDS, her father abandoned her and her baby sister Irene in the streets of Eldoret. A good Samaritan took them to a halfway house for drug-addicted street women where her sister was badly burned in an accident.

Shortly after, Faith and her sister arrived at Hope Homes.

Today, Faith, who loves to learn and is always smiling, has become the "assistant mom" and loves to help care for the younger children.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Haron Mutongobia - Age 9

During the violent Tribal Clashes in 2007, Haron became separated from his parents. He ended up in a refugee camp in Eldoret, Kenya, where he stayed until transferred to the Eldoret Rescue Center.

In 2010, Haron came to Hope Homes where he is thriving and developing into a wonderful little boy. He loves to play in the water and his favorite activity is chasing the goats that live on the farm.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Peter Kinyanjui - Age 9

Peter was born just before the deadly Tribal Clashes of 2007. Because his parents were from different tribes, they had to flee to a refugee camp. Eventually, Peter's parents abandoned him and his twin sister Jennifer. Both were found in a make shift tent, alone and starving.

Peter weighed only 13 pounds when brought to Hope Homes at the age of two. He was unable to crawl or even chew food. Today, Peter is an active five year old who loves to laugh and dance.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Jennifer Njeri - Age 9

Jennifer was born just one month before the deadly Tribal Clashes of 2007. Because her mother and father were of mixed tribes, they all to had to flee to a refugee camp where her parents abandoned her and her twin brother Peter. They were found together in a make shift tent, alone and starving.

Due to malnutrition, Jennifer weighed only 5 Kgs (11 pounds) when brought to Hope Homes at the age of two. She was unable to crawl or even chew food. Today, Jennifer is a delightful five year old who loves to sing and imitate her brother.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Joseph Njeri - Age 8

Joseph was abandoned by his mother at a store during the deadly Tribal Clashes of 2007. Authorities brought him to a children's home, but he was turned away because of overcrowding. When he arrived at Hope Homes, Joseph was severely malnourished.

After receiving much love and medical attention, Joseph is now a healthy little boy and a real charmer with a penchant for jokes.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Alice Mlongo- Age 10 (right)

Alice and her three sisters (Sylvia, Ivyonne, and Laura) were abandoned by their parents and left alone in a house. They survived by scrounging for food until a good Samaritan took them to a rescue center. Badly malnourished, she and her sisters arrived at Hope Homes in late 2012.

Alice is very reserved and is extremely attached to her sisters. She is very happy to have a home where she is loved and cared for.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Sylvia Mukhwana - Age 10 (left)

Sylvia and her three sisters (Alice, Ivyonne, and Laura) were abandoned by their parents and left alone in a house. They survived by scrounging for food until a good Samaritan took them to a rescue center. Badly malnourished, she and her sisters arrived at Hope Homes in late 2012.

Sylvia is very outgoing and has a great sense of humor. She loves school and is a quick learner.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Laura Sarah - Age 11

Laura and her three younger sisters (Alice, Sylvia, and Ivyonne) were abandoned by their parents and left alone in a small house. They survived by scrounging for food until a good Samaritan took them to a rescue center. Badly malnourished, Laura and her sisters arrived at Hope Homes in late 2012.

Laura is shy but has the warmest heart. She is happy to finally have a safe and loving home.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Yvonne Chakachaka - Age 7

Yvonne and her three sisters (Alice, Sylvia, and Laura) were abandoned by their parents and left alone in a house. They survived by scrounging for food until a good Samaritan took them to a rescue center. Badly malnourished, she and her sisters arrived at Hope Homes in late 2012.

Yvonne is quiet and very courteous. She is grateful to finally have a safe and loving home.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Brian Kimeli - Age 10

Brian and his older brother Cliff were born in the Langas slums. After their father killed a police officer and was taken to jail, their mother, an alcoholic, abandoned them. In 2010, Brian and Cliff were brought to Hope Homes.

Brian is very smart and loves going to school. His big smile and wonderful sense of humor make him a joy to be around.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Cliff Kibet - Age 12

Cliff and his younger brother Brian were born in the Langas slums. After their father killed a police officer and was taken to jail, their mother, an alcoholic, abandoned them. In 2010, Cliff and Brian were brought to Hope Homes.

Cliff is very smart and is first in his class. He loves to speak English and is always eager to help out.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Lucy Nyambura - Age 14

Lucy was abandoned by her mother when she was only four months old. Her father was murdered outside a bar near her home. Lucy's grandmother, with no means to support her, told the court to take Lucy away — anywhere.

In 2009, Lucy came to Hope Homes, and she has not stopped smiling since the day she arrived.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Brenda Adhiambo - Age 19

Brenda's mother, who was forced into prostitution by her parents, gave birth to Brenda when she was only thirteen.  Unable to care for her new baby, Brenda's mother placed her in a ditch during the day with no food or water.  At the age of two she weighed the same as an eight month old baby, unable to walk or talk.

In 2002, she came into the care of Hope Homes and has blossomed into a joyful young lady who loves school, baking, and always enjoys lending a hand with the younger children.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Julius Shuvoli - Age 9

Julius was born in the Langas slums; his mother died during childbirth. Although taken in by an aunt, she abandoned him when he was two. Julius was found sitting on the side of a road, naked and starving. When he arrived at Hope Homes, he was unable to walk or talk and was the size of a nine month old baby.

Today, after much love and care, Julius (while still small for his age) is a happy child who loves school and his toy trucks.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Edwin Onyangos- Age 10

Edwin's mother took him to a village and abandoned him alone in a small, locked shack. Villagers eventually heard his cries, broke into the shack, and left food for him to eat. In late 2012 the authorities brought Edwin to Hope Homes.

Edwin is shy but has a wonderful smile. He is so happy to have a home where he is loved and cared for.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Washington Odhiambo - Age 11

Washington and his brother lost both parents and ended up living with an abusive uncle in the Langas slums. The uncle locked them in a room and only gave them small amounts of food. His brother escaped and ran away, but was never seen again. Eventually, the police removed Washington from his uncle's shack and brought him to Hope Homes in 2012.

Washington is so happy to be part of a new "family" that loves and cares for him.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Judah Mangumba - Age 16

When he was only four months old, Judah was abandoned by his mother, a prostitute, and thrown into a pit latrine to die. In 2002, Moira and William Thompson, the founders of Hope Homes, took Judah in as a foster child. He weighed only 1.9 Kgs (4.1 pounds).

Today, Judah is a healthy, exceptionally bright boy who loves to read. He also eats nonstop and, as they say in Kiswahili, is anaonakana sindano - thin as a needle!
Updated: August, 2017

 

Steven Njorge - Age 15

Steven's parents died of AIDS. He went to live with his relatives and was physically abused. When he was rescued by Hope Homes in 2007, he had never attended school and was terrified of the dark.

Today Steven has the most infectious smile, a silly sense of humor, and loves school. He is fluent in English, loves to read, and is always ready to watch an action movie.
Updated: August, 2017

 

Rehema Muli - Age 24

Rehema was five when her mother died of AIDS. She never knew her father. She came to live with the Thompsons, who founded Hope Homes, in 2002.

Rehema glows with personality and warmth. The children at Hope Homes love Rehema because she is so fun!

She is presently finishing up high school and is an assistant Sunday School teacher.
Updated: August, 2015

 

Moira Mutua - Age 8

Moira is the youngest child of Richard and Mildred Mutua, our assistant house parents.  Moira always has a bright smile, especially when she plays with the older girls at Hope Homes.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Phillip Mutua - Age 15

Phillip loves to play soccer and likes math. He is often found helping out around the farm.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Debra Miriam - Age 3

Debra is the youngest child at Hope Homes and the daughter of Musa and Eunice, the house parents for Neema House. Like all children she loves all the attention she receives from the older children.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Ryan Macharia - Age 3

Ryan is the younger brother of Lorna.His parents,  David and Emmah are our house parents for Amani House. He loves to giggle and always runs instead of walking.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Derick Elondanga - Age 15

Derick is the oldest child of Musa and Eunice, the house couple for Neema House. He has special artistic abilities for someone his age and dreams of becoming an architect.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Lorna Wamboi - Age 7

Lorna was a shy girl when she first came with her parents. She is the daughter of David and Emmah, house parents of Amani House. Today, Lorna is outgoing and very social.

Updated: August, 2017

 

Loice Abigael - Age 12

Loice is the child of Musa and Eunice the house couple for Neema House. Loice is sociable and enjoys looking after her baby sister. She likes to be with the big girls at Hope Homes.

Updated: August, 2017


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