Our mission is to provide a loving Christian home, education and hope for the children of Migori so they may become the future leaders of Kenya.
A Place of Hope Children’s Home, Inc. was founded in October of 2005 for the purpose of building and maintaining an orphanage in Migori, Kenya by raising funds through private donations and fund raisers. Our focus is to not only provide safe shelter in a Christian environment for these children, but to also provide them with an education and vocational training to equip them so that they may become future leaders of Kenya.
In August of 2008 we were able to purchase 2 ½ acres of land. In 2010 we drilled a well on the property, began construction of our Mission House and held VBS for 750 children from the Migori District. In 2011 we continued work on the Mission House and are very close to completion. We also held VBS for over 800 children! The numbers increase each year!
At present we are raising funds for the our July 12-25, 2012 trip where we will continue with the next stage; which is to build a water tower, kitchen/dining hall and two dormitories that will house approximately 100 children between the ages of 3 and 10 years old. We plan to have a vegetable garden, cows and chickens. This will not only provide meals for the orphanage but it will allow the children to learn about agriculture and farming. As we continue to grow we plan to add additional dormitories and a vocational training center that will offer the children an opportunity to learn a trade such as; carpentry, tailoring, electrician, etc.
Our goal is to have a sponsor for each child that through a monthly donation of $50.00 will provide clothing, food, medical care, school uniforms, a high school education and even possibly a college education. It is not our goal to have these children adopted out of Kenya. We feel they would be better served to remain in Kenya and help Kenya become a prosperous country. We believe that this can only be accomplished through a moral Christian upbringing and education.
Cindy Barkley, Executive Director
We appreciate your help in accomplishing God’s vision for the children of Kenya. A Place of Hope Children’s Home, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 20-3606194.