Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016

 
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 1 donation
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Important News to Share
    By - Starlyn Matheny - Champion for Donor Engagement
    Here at GlobalGiving, we promise to be transparent with our donor community. In keeping with that promise, I have some troubling news to share with you today about an organization you’ve generously supported on GlobalGiving. On June 24th, Expanding Opportunities alerted GlobalGiving that one of their employees in...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 1 donation
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    JWHS gets a COB (mud) OVEN!!
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    JWHS, the children’s home managed by Expanding Opportunities is “green” and works toward sustainability. The trees that were planted at its beginning in 2001, are now able to be sustainably branch harvested for firewood!. Bring on the OVEN! After a bit of time, study and collaboration, a cob oven was...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 1 donation
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Education is That Which Liberates
    By - Bev Stone - Director
    JWHS Childrens' Home in Mangu, Kenya provides a safe home for several children, including Stephanie, Imam, and Samwel pictured here. These kids uplift our spirits everyday with dedication, hard work, scholarship and character, and we are so proud of the challenges they have overcome. Outside of the home, many children are...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 1 donation
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Happy New Year
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
     Paul, Kiplangat and Kamau are 3 of the many street boys that have called JWHS home. In 1999, Kiplangat and Kamau were found living in a trash dump in Kericho town. They were taken to a rented apartment along with two others. These first 5 were given a loving home. Paul's family was unable to care for him and joined us...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 3 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    The School Year Has Ended
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    The school year has ended in Kenya and the children at JWHS are home for their long Holiday. All but one student improved in their last term! They had worked very hard The top student was number 8 in her class!! The last day of school is a celebration at school. Each class performs a dance, poem or song. The little Nursery...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 6 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 3 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 88 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Sunday Drive
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
     We love our small family style children’s home. Keeping the residential Home small gives us those great family moments, bonds the children as brothers and sisters, and provides the atmosphere necessary for instilling values. So often we look at what is still undone, and needs attention instead of looking at what...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Bringing Togetehr Projects
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    This is a rare opportunitiy.  Gordon Clem Academy is a new project of Expanding Opportunities.  A secondary school was built in the heart of pastoralist northern Kenya.  As there is little income in the area but many goats, cowsm sheep, donkey and camels, we built in a barter system for payment of the...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Sunglasses
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
     Entering the supermarket to purchase snacks and drinking water for our visitors, we are approached by four street children. A couple of them we had encountered a few times prior. “Give me 5 shillings”, “buy me bread”,... Knowing them, there are a few that have parents. We can only wonder if...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Starting the New Year
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    2015 has begun.  The children at JWHs are a strong family.  The numbers of children still on the streets is overwhelming at times.  New faces replacing the liucky ones who have found places in children's homes .  Yet, some of my favorite moments occur during the ordinary daily tasks at our children's...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    THANK YOU: Grateful kids speak
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Is it worth it? I am often asked that question and can respond with a resounding YES. Your assistance makes a permanent impact on this generation and the others to follow. Here are two spontaneous letters. They speak for themselves. "Thank you, Thank you , thank you very much. Thank you for being like mother and my...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 157 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    IS IT WORTH IT?
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Is it worth it? You decide –here is one example -  John Kimotho Gachau came to Expanding Opportunities’ children’s home, JWHS, in the year 2004. His single mother had died in 1997 and he was living with his grandmother. She was not able to educate John or provide for his basic needs. He was passed to...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    FINDING MOM
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    An amazing day! FINDING MOM He was 6 years old when we found him (withholding his name,please) on the streets of Nakuru with his ailing grandmother. She had brought him to stay with his uncle. Maybe she did not know that the Uncle was severely addicted to alcohol, glue and any other substance he could find. His addiction...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Growing them Strong
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Growing up strong! Expanding Opportunities is so pleased with the way the children in our children’s home are growing! The sound of happy singing children fills the compound. They sing when they work and sing when they play. They work hard and make fun of their work. Rarely is there a complaint. It has not always been...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Life in Gioto Dump Site
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    This report features the Gioto dump. Situated about two kilometers from the city center, the Gioto dump, in juxtapostion to its ugliness, has a beautiful view of Lake Nakuru. Though Expanding Opportunities does not have a specific project for the Gioto Dump Site, we collaborate with and purchase artwork through those...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Philip
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Expanding Opportunities' Beverly Stone and two volunteers, Mike and Liz went into town on Thursday October 31. It wasn't long before a little boy dressed in some rather smelly clothes popped out from behind a truck with his hand out. He was holding a bottle of the infamous glue that street children sniff to remain high, not...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 145 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Meet Joshua
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Joshua Ndugu has been with us for several years.  He is now over 18 and is in Class 8. He missed a great deal of school before coming to us.  He struggles as a student due to the lack of a solid foundation when young.   He is a hard worker and very responsible. Rather quiet, he is always ready to lend a...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    MEET NICOLE
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Nicole began her life with Expanding Opportunities at the end of 2012. She entered JWHS and SAWA Academy in January of 2013. She is a bubbly, active, multi talented young lady with a bit of a difficult past. Her ability to tell stories keeps everyone from their school work. I think we just need to get her to write them all...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Samuel
    By - Beverly Stone - Director
    Though Expanding Opportunities works directly with Street Children, we have been shifting to a preventative strategy.  We were told about Samuel and his sister. Samuel is an orphan currently staying with an aunt. The aunt reluctantly accepted Samuel and his sister after the death of her sister. BUT he is HIV positive...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Toward Sustainability
    By - Bevelry Gilbert Stone - Director
    JWHS, a children's home, works toward sustainability. The Home is on one acre. Every inch of the acre has a purpose. Living and playing space combine with growing food. The children are active participants in raising goats and chickens for meat and milk; mulching, watering, planting harvesting are all group activities....
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Street Children of Isiolo
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    It was pouring rain, the streets were flooded. I was driving onto the main road from a garage where my tire had been repaired. The back of the van flew open and two tires rolled out of the back. A dirty dusty child rushed to the road yelling and grabbed the tires. He help lift them back into the van. As he stood...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Profile of JOB
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Job is a mild mannered, polite, bright young man. His mother was a teacher. As a single parent she worked hard to raise him. She died when he was about two years old. He was placed with his grandmother. Expanding Opportunities was alerted to his condition when he was 8 years old. He was still living with his grandmother...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has received 256 donations
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Food at JWHS
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    JWHS, our children's home, is working for sustainability.  The home is "GREEN" with solar power, solar water heating, solar cooking, organic gardens, drip irrigation, grey water irrigation, rain water catchment and humanmanure compostiing. In March the gardens are dry and sparse. The rains begin in late March and...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Unsolicited word from one of our "Graduated" Boys
    By - Bev Stone and Sami Waithaka - Director and one of "The Boys at JWHS"
    In response to a post on Facebook, one of our boys who is now on his own, attending college on a scholarship for high marks, we received this comment.  --- It gives us strength to go on.... Here is the unedited comment from Facebook. "Bev. that's true. May God live to bless your kind heart.He surely uses you to save...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Time Ran Away
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    It is hard to believe that we are entering month 5 of 2012!  I flew to Kenya with the awesome privilege to appropriately, transparently and honestly expend your hard earned donations.  There was so much to do. A bit of construction, sprucing up, planting, feasting, sharing gifts; buying uniforms, paying school...
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    Changes
    By - Beverly Gilbert Stone - Director
    Change is inevitable.  This one has been one of the best! The public school where our children attend has become increasingly crowded.  The children who come to our Children's Home often have spotty educational histories.  Being placed in a class of 60 students, the teacher cannot meet their needs and fill in...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2016 posted a progress report
    A Christmas Gift from Kenya
    By - John, edited by Beverly Stone - Long term resident of JWHS; Project Leader Editor
    Working with Kenya's children is a privilege; often hard work, occasionally frustrating work, but nothing rewards like a letter from one of the children.  I feel that I share this honor and love with you, the donors, who have made it possible.  This is an edited version  of a letter written to me, the project...
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Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

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