Orphans in Mathare Valley, the second largest slum in Kenya, live in six square miles of abject poverty. Ethnic minority orphaned children living in rural areas of Vietnam are likely to drop out of school and start working at very young ages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to human trafficking and child marriage. And corrupt leadership in Zimbabwe oppresses an entire nation, with orphaned and vulnerable children bearing the harshest impact.

By sponsoring a child through Hope’s Promise, you are transforming lives!

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Su, age 7

Su came home to a Hope’s Promise family in April 2019. She is thriving with two brothers, one sister, and house parents. She enjoys school!  Su was born in Vietnam, a middle-income

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country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Su and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Su the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future

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Phong, age 3

Phong came home to a Hope’s Promise family in April 2019. He is thriving with one brother, two sisters, and house parents. He enjoys school. Phong was born in Vietnam,

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a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Phong and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Phong the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

Sponsor Phong

Surakshya, age 12

Surakshya came home to a Hope’s Promise family in October 2010. She is thriving with her three sisters and house parents. She is smart! Surakshya dreams of

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becoming a doctor when she grows up. Surakshya was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Surakshya and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Surakshya the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Trung, age 22

Trung came home to a Hope’s Promise family in July 2008. He is thriving being a college student. Trung loves the Lord and wants to become a pastor! Trung was born in Vietnam,

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a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Trung with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Trung the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Y Chan, age 16

Y Chan came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2013. He is thriving with three brothers and house parents. Y Chan loves history and learning about his country!

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Y Chan was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Y Chan and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Y Chan the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Simon, age 16

Simon’s mother was homeless and lived on the streets. Simon’s two siblings were living in orphanages because she was unable to care for them. She would often require Simon

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to help her beg for food. Most of the time, Simon lived with his grandmother. In 2008, his grandmother was displaced by election violence and moved into a refugee camp and she no longer was able to give him the care that he needed. In October 2008, Simon joined the Sanctuary of Hope #2 (SoH2) family. Simon is outgoing and happy! He is bold and friendly and quickly makes new friends. Simon still struggles at times with taking things that do not belong to him– a habit he learned from living on the streets in order to survive. Through the love and support of his SoH family Simon is healing. He is encouraged and nurtured to work hard and succeed. Join us by sponsoring Simon and help him reach his God-given potential.

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Faith, age 15

After being displaced by the election violence that occurred in 2008, Faith along with her mother and her two older siblings lived at a refugee camp . Faith’s mother married

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three times, but ultimately ended up alone with her three children. Sadly, life in the refugee camp was hard and fierce, and she could not care for her children or keep them safe. Faith was rescued from the abusive environment she was living in and came to her new home at Sanctuary of Hope in October 2008.

When Faith smiles her eyes light up! And she smiles easily and often. She is a joyful girl who loves spending time with her friends. Faith loves to help her parents, Pastor and Mama Karau, even when she is not asked. Faith says she has a grateful heart for “everything”. Her delightful personality is on display when she performs with the acting and dance groups at church. Through the love and support of her family Faith is encouraged to develop into the beautiful young girl God created her to be. Join us by sponsoring Faith and help her reach her God-given potential.

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Mark, age 16

Mark was found abandoned at a motel in a poor area of Nairobi. Those who found him reported it to the police who placed him in the care of the Missionaries of Charity 

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(an orphan home for abandoned children started by Mother Teresa) for care. However, this home was at full capacity, and because no one had come to claim Mark, he joined the Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) family in 2008. Today Mark is a joyful and energetic boy with a selfless attitude. He is popular among his siblings at SoH and will spend hours in the yard playing soccer or riding bikes with them. He is doing well in school and loves his English class most of all. Because of sponsors through Hope’s Promise, Mark is not just a number at an orphanage. He has been given a family. Your love and support will provide Mark the opportunity to have a future full of potential.

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Elvis, age 13

Elvis’s mother disappeared from home for a few years, and when she returned with Elvis he was three months old. She spent the night with her mother and in the morning she had

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disappeared again, this time leaving Elvis behind. His mother was never seen again. Elvis’s grandmother tried to raise him as best she could but living in the slums with meager means and caring for her own two children still at home, life was difficult at best and she could not properly care for Elvis. In October 2008, Elvis came to his new home at Sanctuary of Hope #2.

Elvis is a quiet and reserved boy, but opens up around his peers. Through the love and support of his family, Elvis is encouraged to work hard and succeed. He is doing well in school and has a passion for math. Elvis is on the church drama team where he puts on skits for the congregation. Join us by sponsoring Elvis and help him reach his God-given potential.

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Stacy M, age 15

Stacy arrived at Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) in 2008 when she was five years old. Stacy’s mother left soon after she was born and was currently working as a prostitute. Stacy lived with

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several relatives and was currently living with an aunt who was mistreating her. Stacy was very quiet when she arrived at SoH, would not talk to anyone and would play by herself. Very soon after arriving, she opened up and adjusted very well to life with her new siblings. Today Stacy is quite the social butterfly and is growing up to be a lovely young lady! Her outgoing personality attracts many friends; and she and her friends will spend hours playing with dolls, playing dress-up and creating bracelets and necklaces with beads. Thanks be to God that Stacy now can be a normal little girl with a bright future! Join us in nurturing this social butterfly to be a force of change in her community.

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Esther N, age 16

Esther’s mother passed away when she was three years old. So Esther and her brother moved in with her widowed grandmother. Her grandmother was also caring for her son’s children

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as well, because he had also died. During the post- election riots in 2008, the family home was burned in a fire. Overwhelmed by the many losses, Esther’s grandmother grew depressed and was unable to care for Esther. In October 2008, Esther came home to her new Sanctuary of Hope family.

Esther has grown into a confident and happy girl. She is a natural leader with her siblings and often coordinates activities for them to do together. It is quite typical for Esther to invite friends over to play; she loves socializing! She is doing well in her studies and enjoys her English class. Through the love and support of her family, Esther is encouraged to be herself and dream about her future. Join us by sponsoring Esther, and help her reach her God-given potential.

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Esther W, age 14

When Esther was four months old, her mother passed away. Esther lived with her grandmother until she joined Sanctuary of  Hope at three years old.

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Her grandmother only spoke their tribal language, so when Esther arrived at at her new home she could not communicate with her house parents and siblings. Esther was quite shy and would not smile.

Today Esther is ALL smiles! She is a sweet and kind girl who is extremely inquisitive. She is always asking questions of her teachers in the classroom when she does not fully understand, simply because she really seeks knowledge! Esther enjoys playing hopscotch and hide and seek with her siblings. She has become very involved in her church and is active in the church drama team. Through the love and support of her parents, Pastor and Mama Karau, Esther smiles easily. Join us in giving this inquisitive young girl a bright future.

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Esther K, age 14

Esther’s story begins in 2005 when she was born into the poverty of Mathare Valley slum. Sick and hungry, her single mother prayed that she would die. In 

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2008, Sanctuary of Hope #2 (SoH2) opened and Pastor and Mama Karau tried desperately to get Esther into this family, but Esther’s birthfather came back into the picture and refused to let her go. He then disappeared as quickly as he appeared. In 2009, Esther was rushed to the hospital. After many tests, she was diagnosed with an underlying genetic problem that made it difficult to absorb important nutrients. Five years after Esther entered the world, the Hope’s Promise Connection Team, met her at Mathare Valley Worship Center. She looked only two years old, could not walk and was extremely malnourished. On returning to the U.S., members of that same team came together to raise funds to get Esther to a specialist in Nairobi who recommended a walker and good nutrition—both impossible in the slum. The situation was desperate and Esther’s birthmom pleaded with the Karaus to allow Esther to live at SoH. Esther was welcomed home to SoH in July 2010!

Today, Esther is not only walking—she’s RUNNING! She lives with brothers and sisters at SoH who adore her and are always looking out for her. Through the support of generous sponsors, Esther is now enrolled in a specialty school for children with learning disabilities! The road of development stretches far before Esther, but if not by the grace of God, she would not be here today!

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Alvin, age 13

Alvin’s mother died when he was only two months old, leaving him and his sister in the care of their grandmother. When Alvin arrived at Sanctuary of Hope in 2008, he was 

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malnourished, had intestinal worms and a fungal infection. Alvin, at the age of two, was in survival mode. He would often take the food off the plates of his siblings at SoH or would look around the house for food—even after finishing a meal.

Today Alvin is a free spirit who speaks his mind with confidence. Alvin’s favorite activity is playing outside with his friends and siblings. He especially enjoys soccer. Alvin is also involved with his church’s drama team where he puts on skits for the congregation. Join with us in giving this energetic boy a future that enables him to live the life God has planned for him.

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Samuel, age 17

As a single mother with no source of income, Samuel’s mother would often leave him alone for hours in their one bedroom shack in the slums. She would spend her days drinking

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alcohol and would forget to take care of Samuel. As a toddler, Samuel would beg for food from his neighbors or simply eat the trash he found in the streets. When he arrived at Sanctuary of Hope four years old, he had never slept in a bed and did not know how to use utensils. He was quiet and shy and needed a lot of encouragement to interact with his new brothers and sisters.

Today, Samuel is a quiet boy who loves animals. He has said if he could be any animal he would be a lion “because it is brave.” We can’t help but wonder if Samauel spoke from a place of knowing; he certainly has had to be brave. Samuel is now in his teen years, and is experiencing a new type of independence. In his free time he can be found outdoors in the yard playing soccer or riding his bike. Samuel also has a love for the game of basketball. Through the support of Hope’s Promise sponsors, Samuel has opportunities that he never would have had living in the slums. Join with us in providing Samuel with a future full of potential.

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Janet, age 18

Janet was just six years old when she arrived at Sanctuary of Hope (SoH). She was malnourished and had intestinal worms. Both parents had AIDS and couldn’t care for Janet.

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She and her parents were starving, weak and living in a one-room shack in Mathare Valley slum. Janet was full of smiles when she arrived at SoH and was greeted warmly by her new siblings. Today, Janet is a smart and kind teenager—full of compassion. She dreams of being a pediatrician when she grows up so she can care for children who come from similar circumstances. Janet is very quiet and avoids being the center of attention, although her sweet nature has a tendency to draw many friends. In her free time, Janet is an avid reader and loves all kinds of novels! Your support for Janet will help her reach the big dreams she has for her future! Join us in helping Janet reach her God-given potential.

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Peter, age 18

Peter was almost five when he arrived at Sanctuary of Hope (SoH). Prior to this he was living with his mother in a shack in Mathare Valley slum. His mother had HIV 

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and his father had abandoned them when he learned of her condition.Peter’s mother tried to earn an income selling groundnuts in the slum, but she knew she could not properly take care of him. Peter was largely unmonitored and would sometimes sneak away from home and return late at night. Because of his survival mentality, Peter was prone to violent behavior when he first arrived at SoH. Today, Peter is one of the most laid-back, fun teenagers you will ever meet! His house parents, Pastor and Mama Karau, say that he is a joy and brings laughter to the house. He has a contagious personality that draws many friends. Peter has an inclination toward the arts and spends his free time drawing! Hope’s Promise is grateful Peter doesn’t have to worry about his survival and can dream dreams that would not have been possible when he was living in the slum. Your support can further Peter’s dreams and allow him to live out his God-given potential.

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Stacy W, age 17

Stacy was almost five when she arrived at Sanctuary of Hope. Her mother had passed away just months earlier, and she was desperately missing her. She was very sad and spoke of her

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mother often. Stacy had never been to church or heard Bible stories. Her family belonged to a cult that, among other things, believed girls should be married at a young age. Thankfully this was not to be Stacy’s future. Today, Stacy is a teenager who loves fashion. She is beautiful and confident and has many friends at school. She loves to spend her free time hanging out with them after school. Stacy is very bright and, when she focuses on her studies, she does well in school. She says she would like to be a lawyer when she grows up! With her sense of confidence and faith we believe Stacy has a bright future ahead. Join us in supporting Stacy’s dreams and aspirations.

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George, age 17

George’s mother died when he was only two years old, leaving him in the care of his grandmother. When George arrived at his new home at Sanctuary of Hope in 2006, he

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had intestinal worms, skin rashes and a fungal infections. He had not received any schooling up to this point. Quickly after arriving at his new home, it became apparent how much he loves to play and eat!

Today George is an outgoing boy who is very popular among his peers. He has even been elected as school president by his classmates! George’s relationship with his Heavenly Father continues to grow and develop. In the bible study he attends he can often be found reading scripture aloud and volunteering his thoughts on the passage. George’s favorite activity is swimming because he finds it relaxing. Join us by sponsoring George and help him reach his God-given potential.

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Y Tien, age 15

Y Tien came home to a Hope’s Promise family in October 2013. He is thriving with three brothers and house parents. Y Tien loves English because he wants to be able to

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communicate in English! Y Tien was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Y Tien and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Y Tien the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Nuy, age 16

Nuy came home to a Hope’s Promise family in July 2010. She is thriving with three brothers and house parents. She enjoys English class because she dreams of being able to communicate

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in English! Nuy was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Nuy and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Nuy the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Nguy, age 17

Nguy came home to a Hope’s Promise family in July 2010. He is thriving with two brothers, a sister, and house parents. Nguy loves world geography and hopes to travel the world in the

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future! Nguy was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Nguy and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Nguy the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Mo Phon, age 13

Mo Phon came home to a Hope’s Promise family in April 2013. She is thriving with her brother, a sister and house parents. Mo Phon loves music because music allows her to worship

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God! Mo Phon was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Mo Phon and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Mo Phon the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Ha Bon, age 11

Ha Bon came home to a Hope’s Promise family in May 2013. He is thriving with his two sisters and house parents. Ha Bon loves computer science! Ha Bon was born in Vietnam,

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a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Ha Bon and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Ha Bon the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Dieu Thien, age 15

Dieu Thien came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2013. He is thriving with three brothers and house parents. English is Dieu Thien’s favorite subject

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because he wants to worship God with English hymns! Dieu Thien was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Dieu Thien and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Dieu Thien the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Duoc, age 16

Duoc came home to a Hope’s Promise family in July 2011. He is thriving with his two brothers, a sister, and house parents. Duoc loves biology! Duoc was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country

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with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Duoc and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Duoc the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Dat, age 17

Dat came home to a Hope’s Promise family in August 2010. He is thriving with two brothers, a sister, and house parents. Driven to graduate from high school, Dat’s favorite subject

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is computer science. Dat was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Dat and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Dat the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Sunita, age 13

Sunita came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2010. She is thriving with her three sisters and house parents. Her favorite subjects in school are math and science. She dreams

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of becoming a nurse so she can help others. Sunita was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Sunita and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Sunita the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Lalita, age 14

Lalita came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2010. She is thriving with her three sisters and house parents. She loves to read! Lalita dreams of becoming a nurse so

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she can help others. Lalita was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Lalita and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Lalita the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Astha, age 12

Astha came home to a Hope’s Promise family in May 2010. She is thriving with her three sisters and house parents. Her favorite subject in school is science. Astha dreams of

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becoming a cardiologist when she grows up. Astha was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Astha and her family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education. You also give Astha the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for her future.

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Grace, age 11

In 2008, political turmoil forced thousands of Kenyans into displacement camps around Kenya. Grace’s brother and her grandmother found shelter in one of the camps, but Grace’s

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mother chose life on the streets. After moving around from place to place, Grace ended up back with her grandmother in the displacement camp. In 2012, her grandmother was involved in an accident and was admitted to the hospital for extensive care. There was no one to care for Grace; her mother had left. Grace’s brother had already found refuge with the Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) family, and after much searching, the Hope’s Promise staff found five year old Grace alone and surviving by begging for food. They brought her home to the SoH family in December, 2012.

Today, Grace is good natured and always has a smile on her face! She is talkative and makes friends easily. Grace is very active and loves to play outdoors, run around the house and jump on her bed! Perfect for a girl who relishes being in front of people, she is a member of her church’s dance group and drama club. Join us in bringing this joyful girl a future full of potential!

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Sammy, age 18

Sammy was abandoned at an orphanage. Despite attempts to find his parents or relatives, they could not be found. When Sammy was just a baby he acquired a septic infection

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and was very close to death. But God moved on the hearts of Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) friends who took him to a hospital and paid for his expenses so he could survive. Once recovered, deep bonds had formed and Sammy was soon welcomed into the SoH family. Sammy thrived in his new family until learning disabilities began to undermine his self-worth. Again, God provided: a new special education school had just opened near SoH and Sammy was received into the program. Through the nurture of his SoH family and his new school environment Sammy is once again thriving. His self-esteem grows each day. Sammy loves to learn, and he has a leadership role at school as the environmental captain. Sammy is well adapted and respectful to his parents and siblings. Join us by sponsoring Sammy and help him reach his God-given potential.

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Stacy N, age 16

Stacy Jr. was abandoned at a local hospital for a year and her grandmother rarely made the trip to visit. Sick and alone, the evidence of the prolonged hospital stay was evident.

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Stacy Jr.’s ear was scarred because of always sleeping on her side. She rarely walked, her leg was bent and her footing was unstable. Early in her life she experienced febrile convulsions which contributed to a speech delay. Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) learned of Stacy Jr. and welcomed her home on January 3, 2007. Since coming home to SoH, Stacy Jr. has grown significantly. Her fine motor skills continue to improve. She is affectionate, friendly and relates well to her peers. Although she tries very hard in school and often asks her teachers for extra work to improve, she struggles with learning. Reading aloud is difficult and she is often behind her peers. Your care and consistent sponsorship is especially important to Stacy Jr. and will give her the opportunity to go to a local school that specializes in special education.

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Victor, age 18

Victor’s mother died a few months after giving birth to him and his grandmother was raising him when Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) learned about his situation. Victor’s grandmother

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sold fish in the Mathare Valley Slum and with 9 children of her own she struggled to also care for Victor. When he came home to SoH in 2006, he was malnourished, had ulcers in his mouth, a fungal infection and was anemic. Today, Victor is social, outgoing and has an adventurous spirit. He loves soccer and spending time with his friends. Victor is challenged by school and tends to need lots of reassurance. Through the love and support of his SoH family Victor is encouraged to work hard and succeed.

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Laban, age 15

Laban lived in Mathare Valley slum with his mother, aunt, brother and twin brother, Michael. Laban’s family is all HIV+ except for him and his twin. His single mother 

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had no source of income. Laban and Michael arrived at Sanctuary of Hope in 2008 when he was almost four years old. Even back then, Laban was a joyful and obedient child who loved playing soccer and using his imagination. Today Laban is the spiritual leader among his siblings. He spends hours pouring over Scripture and even discipling his brothers and sisters. He has a deep joy that can only ever come from his Heavenly Father. Laban continues to be very playful and loves to play soccer and ride his bike. He is a natural leader and will sometimes organize activities for he and his siblings to do together! With his faith and natural leader abilities, Laban has a bright future ahead. Join us in helping this young man one day become a leader in his community.

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Eva, age 15

Eva’s mother was an orphan herself and unable to provide for daughter or herself. They were dependent on people giving them food as they begged on the streets. Eva 

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came home to her new home at Sanctuary of Hope when she was 3 years old. When she arrived she was malnourished, underweight and had intestinal worms. Eva was a shy and withdrawn child and took a while to warm up to her new family.

Today Eva is very social with her friends and loves to get a “rise” out of her older siblings. She has a playful personality and loves to laugh. It’s not uncommon to find Eva singing a song, even in the middle of a lesson. All shyness gone, she now enjoys singing for the church congregation. Eva is also doing well in school, but asks that we pray for her to do well on exams. Through the support of her family our hope is that as Eva grows she will continue to develop into the young woman God created her to be. Join us by sponsoring Eva and encourage her fun-loving personality to reach her God-given potential.

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John, age 17

John’s mother lived in the slums of Mathare with her children. HIV positive, her health deteriorated making it difficult for her to care for them. John was her youngest child.

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Because she couldn’t take care of him she placed him in Sanctuary of Hope’s (SoH) care. In October 2006 John was the first child to come home to SoH. When John arrived he was malnourished, underweight and very sick. Shortly after arriving at SoH, John saw a gospel television program that sparked his heart with a passion for music. John is a natural leader, outgoing and social. Music is constantly on his mind; John is a talented pianist and vocalist and has competed in several music festivals where he has won awards. He plays for the worship team at church. One day John desires to use his musical gifts to share the Gospel in his community. Through the support of his SoH family, John works diligently to develop his musical abilities. Join us by sponsoring John and encourage him to reach his God given potential in every area of life.

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Geofrey, age 19

Geoffrey’s mom passed away, leaving him when he was only two and a half years old. His grandmother took care of Geoffrey until he came home to SoH in 2006.

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Geoffrey arrived very malnourished and with a fungal infection and intestinal worms. Vividly impacted by life in the slums, he would often retell stories of the life he experienced. Geoffrey was impacted the first night he came home to SoH and led the family in prayer at dinner. Today Geoffrey is a quiet, laid back teenager who often gives one word responses to his parents. He loves soccer and music. He prefers to be outside on any given day and loves to ride his bike. Geoffrey is waiting to hear the outcome of his primary school exams which determine the high school he will attend. Through the support of his SoH family Geoffrey is developing into a fine young man. Join us by sponsoring Geoffrey and encourage him to reach his God-given potential.

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Maureen, age 20

Maureen became connected to Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) through her mother, who was a cook at the SoH home. Tragically, in 2009 Maureen’s mother died leaving 

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Maureen and her older sister behind. They were taken into their step-grandmother’s care until she became too frail to take care of them. In 2011, Maureen was welcomed home to SoH. Maureen is a calm and laid back 15-year-old. She is awaiting the results of her primary school finals which determine the High School she will attend. Maureen is beginning to explore her identity and has strong friendships at school. Through the love and support of her SoH family she is developing a desire for a strong biblical foundation. Join us by sponsoring Maureen and encourage her to reach her God-given potential.

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Michael, age 15

Michael lived in Mathare Valley slum with his mother, aunt, brother and twin brother, Laban. Michael’s family is all HIV+ except for him and his twin. His single 

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mother had no source of income. Michael and Laban arrived at Sanctuary of Hope (SoH) in 2008 when he was almost four years old. When Michael arrived at SoH he was quiet, not very communicative and appeared very sad. Today Michael is still a quiet boy, but very friendly. He has a very active imagination and loves to create things out of anything he can find—he even makes things out of tape! Michael has a growing relationship with his Heavenly Father. He loves reading and studying Scripture. We’re grateful Michael can now use his creativity for play instead of survival in the slums of Mathare. Join with us in sponsoring Michael and encourage him to be all that God has created him to be.

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Gaubir, age 12

Gaubir came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2012. He is thriving with his four brothers and house parents. He is a quick learner! His favorite subject is Nepali literature.

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Gaubir dreams of becoming a singer. Gaubir was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Gaubir and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Gaubir the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Ishwor, age 12

Ishwor came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2012. He is thriving with his four brothers and house parents. He is very driven! Ishwor dreams of becoming an international

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soccer player! Ishwor was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Ishwor and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Ishwor the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Dhiraj, age 13

Dhiraj came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2012. He is thriving with his four brothers and house parents. He is very smart!  Dhiraj dreams of becoming a scientist!

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Dhiraj was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Dhiraj and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Dhiraj the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Sharan, age 12

Sharan came home to a Hope’s Promise family in July 2012. He is thriving with his four brothers and house parents. He is disciplined! Sharan dreams of joining the army to serve

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his country! Sharan was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Sharan and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Sharan the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Arun, age 13

Arun came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2012. He is thriving with his four brothers and house parents. He is excelling is school! His favorite subject is math.  Arun dreams

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of becoming a mechanical engineer! Arun was born in Nepal, one of the least developed nations in the world. Many children lose their parents to death or incapacitation from the ravages of poverty. Of Nepal’s total population of 28.5 million, an estimated one million children are orphaned and approximately 25,000 live in orphanages. Orphans in Nepal are especially vulnerable to child labor, trafficking, and child marriage.

Your sponsorship provides Arun and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Arun the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Y Ngoanh, age 12

Y Ngoanh came home to a Hope’s Promise family in June 2013. He is thriving with three brothers and house parents. Y Ngoanh loves music because

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through music he can worship God! Y Ngoanh was born in Vietnam, a middle-income country with a growing economy. However, ethnic minority children living in rural areas are more likely to become orphaned and to drop out of school to work at very young ages. They are less likely to receive adequate adult supervision or medical services, which are located far away.

Your sponsorship provides Y Ngoanh and his family with basic needs, such as food, shelter, medical care, and education.  You also give Y Ngoanh the love of a permanent family, belonging, and hope for his future.

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Zimbabwe, age Any

Three decades of corrupt dictatorship have ruined Zimbabwe’s economy and oppressed an entire nation. Orphaned and vulnerable children bear the harshest

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impact, although Zimbabweans commonly practice “kinship care.” When parents die or are incapacitated, extended family members assume care for the child. By coming alongside the local church, Hope’s Promise assists without disturbing existing family structures, and remains invisible to the children in order to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship. Therefore, sponsors of children in Zimbabwe do not communicate directly with the kids, but do receive updates on the sponsored child.

Your sponsorship provides education assistance to orphans in Zimbabwe, allowing them to remain in “kinship care” and giving them hope for their future.

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