Thirteen-year-old Kevin lives with his aging grandmother in a tiny, dilapidated hut in a rural Kenyan village. At least, Kevin calls her his grandmother. The reality is, he has no blood relative that is able or willing to take care of him and meet his needs.
Kevin has no birth certificate either – which means that, according to the law, he has no rights. Right now, he can’t even sit his elementary school exams.
And to cap it all, Kevin and his “grandmother” are being threatened with eviction from the small plot of land they live on – even though they simply have nowhere else to go.
In Proverbs 31:8, we are called to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” And Kids Alive Kenya is committed to doing just that.
Kevin is a student in our Hall Mead School program, where he is working hard and making good progress. Our staff is working hard to help secure the paperwork from the government that will allow him to continue his high school education in the future. We intend to speak up for this small, vulnerable family, supporting them in any way we can and demonstrating to them the love of their heavenly Father.
Kevin’s “grandmother” is grateful. Tearfully she tells me that her dream is to see Kevin have a quality education, get a job when he leaves school, and have hope for the future. At Kids Alive, we will do all we can to ensure that her dream becomes a reality!