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dateJune 28, 2016userPosted by:

A Closer Look Into How We Help (Join Us)

Imagine being so desperate to feed your children that you actually give them away. One by one.
Hafsa, one of our new moms in Kenya, has parents who’ve had to make this unthinkable choice-again and again. Both are jobless and suffer from health issues. Four of Hafsa siblings are in a children’s home because of their situation.
Becoming an orphan due to poverty is unfortunately very common.
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At Rehema House in Kenya, we work to prevent this situation or come along and help them through it. One of the ways we do so is by bringing all the parents or a guardian representing each resident in for training throughout the course of their daughter’s stay at Rehema House.
 
Parents training topics:
  • Reading and understanding the Bible
  • Prayers(quiet time and listening to God)
  • Parenting and child care
  • Health and hygiene
  • Trauma and dealing with teenagers
  • Relationships
  • Understanding of my value and identity
  • Biblical understanding of work
  • Understanding my life journey
  • Identifying and overcoming roadblocks
  • Perseverance and positive attitude
  • Succeeding through adversity Integrity in workplace
  • Personal responsibility/self discipline
  • Conflict resolution
  • Excelling on the job
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proper customer satisfaction
  • Developing community and networks
  • Job search techniques
  • Business skills
  • One on one intervention

As you can imagine, an endeavor like this –with transport, lodging, and the cost of training and curriculum–it’s a very expensive on-going cost. (Approximately $5000 per training).

Margaret, another of our residents, has a father who is a pastor. He and his wife have 11 children. The family is very poor and survive on offerings from Sunday, which can be $4 or less or sometimes nothing. This year, they planted some wheat and maize, but unfortunately, they did not experience good rain. They struggle to afford food, school fees or even buying water. The training we provide will be a huge help to their family.

At times, the task seems impossible. When Kenyan Directors, Maureen and Oliver, visited families this quarter, many said it would be better to die than to live in these conditions. Please pray that God will provide for these families, so our girls have a safe and reliable option to return home. This is everyone’s desire when it’s possible.

If you’d like to help us with this cost, you can give here and add PARENT/BUSINESS TRAINING in the memo.

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