Check out our current partner’s projects below:
Limuru Children’s Centre (LCC)
The Limuru Children’s Centres are located in the highlands of Kenya about one hour north of Nairobi. Currently, there are four Centres/Partnerships (LCC Main, Baby Centre, K-Branch and Life House) employing a staff of 40+ with multiple volunteers, therapists, and counselors. The combined branches care for 46 boarders and provides education and food for over 200 children.
LCC Baby Home
The LCC Baby Home cares for up to 20 (sometimes more due to need) abandoned babies from 0-4 years, and offers hope and a home to little ones left without a family. The baby home family provides basic needs, including medical and therapeutic intervention as needed, as well as providing the love so integral to a child’s development.
Many of our Global Connections supporters are familiar with the godparent program that pairs children at the LCC with parents/families who support them financially and also commit to surrounding the children with prayer. This is a long-term commitment; we have godparents who have supported their children through elementary school, high school, and are now supporting them as they pursue a college degree. The $100 monthly contribution largely covers the costs of the child’s education.
Adopt-A-Crib Sponsorship Program
The Baby Centre has created an adopt-a-crib sponsorship program to help care for abandoned babies. A $100.00 monthly gift supports a crib at the Centre. This is an ongoing need in the Baby Centre – if/when the child is adopted, another baby who needs a home will come into their crib. We need continuous prayer and financial support for these babies!
Katana Feeding Program
This program provides one meal weekly to an average of 60 children per week. It is overseen by Evans Katana, a Kenyan pastor and bible college administrator. During the school holidays (twice each year), Pastor Katana also provides a retreat/camp for the children emphasizing learning skills, healthy relationships, and personal wellness.
Homebound Elderly Feeding Program
This program addresses a certain population of elderly people who were not able to go to any feeding programs due to being home bound.
Pat’s Feeding Program
Pat’s Feeding Program is organized by Pat Dixson, a British native of Kenya. She operates a bi-monthly feeding program for the elderly and single women who are HIV positive. During the winter, she also provides blankets and other basic needs. This program serves approximately 400 individuals/families.
In addition, Pat also collects used clothing she secures from friends and churches and distributes the items occasionally at the feeding program. Many of the food recipients walk long distances to pick up these needed supplies. Pat also provides notes to physicians when asked, so those who seriously need medical attention can receive it for free.
Pat is dedicated to this humanitarian service and works diligently to maintain funding to sustain the feeding program. Global Connections and team members support this program, which can always use more funding as Pat continues to encounter increasing costs.
- Western Kenya is more rural and less assisted
- $25/month to feed a family
Cornel Onyango | Western Kenya
This program is located in western Kenya, a much more rural and less assisted part of the country. They are providing food packages to as many as possible in the Homa Bay and Bungoma regions. Cornel provided food for 170 last month and has people knocking at the door daily in need of help. For $25/month or more we can feed a family in this program.
- Connecting families
- At least $50/month
- 1 year commitment
Empower to Transform
Covid-19 partner family program | Limuru, Kenya
This feeding program is not only feeding a family – but is building relationships by connecting families from both sides of the globe through the exchange of prayer requests and photos. For a donation of at least $50, a Limuru family will be fed for one month. Not only is this program feeding families, it is also forming a relationship between donors and recipients with exchanging of photos and prayer requests.
Global Connections is asking for a one-year commitment of at least $50/month from our donors and asking the Kenyan family to (choose their sponsors from the short profiles we each month with our committed donors and) commit to praying for the family that is sponsoring them – sharing their spiritual wealth as we share our material wealth. So far, we have 56 of these families sponsored and have identified many new families who need our help. To donate and get connected to a family, please click here.
Oasis of Endless Hope
Duncan Kimani | Nairobi, Kenya
This program is located in Nairobi and is working with the families in the slums. $25/month or more will sustain a family in the city through this crisis. In this program, we are not forming relationships, but are being the hands and feet of Christ to some of the poorest of the poor people on the globe.
Duncan is also working with a few of the 1000 families whose homes were razed a few weeks ago due to a political move by the government. These people were making a living and had a home, but found themselves suddenly homeless and jobless in the middle of a lockdown. To learn more about what happened to these families, click here.
Global Connections has formed a partnership with Fikia Dada. Once girls start missing school because they cannot afford feminine hygiene products during their menstrual cycle, they are far more likely to be exposed to other risks such as early pregnancy. The Reach A Girl program seeks to improve school attendance of rural girls as education is truly the key to their future. We consider it a privilege to help educate these young women on the menstrual cycle, menstrual hygiene, abuse risks and AIDS awareness and then provide them with washable sanitary pads, soap, panties and then make them aware of God’s love.