In times of hardship, children suffer.
And now, in our coastal area of Kenya,many people, who were already struggling, now have no prospect of work and have been pushed from the edge of poverty into destitution.
Yesterday, we welcomed another three children into our family because their aunt, who has been trying to look after them, is no longer able to cope.
Stephano Sifa, 10, and his sister Purity Pili Kache, seven, and Jessica Hadija, four, were left with their mum, who suffered mental health problems, when their father abandoned them.
When their mum died three years ago, their aunt (pictured with them) had no choice but to take the family in but she has been finding it increasingly difficult to shoulder the burden of care and had to seek help,
Today, Stephano, Purity and Jessica will be settling in to school, making new friends, and embarking on a childhood where hunger and anxiety will a thing of the past.
With so many new arrivals in the last couple of months we are yet to start sponsor families for a number of children.
If you can help by becoming a sponsor and changing both a child's life, and your own, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RAISE THE ROOF - DAY THREE
Today is day three of our £4,000 Raise the Roof Appeal and, with our JustGiving page and text donations reaching more than £800 we are on the way to getting that roof on our primary school.
Our thanks to all those who have donated. Your donations mean so much and, as you know, your money will go exactly where you intended ... to providing a wonderful school for our children.
If you would like to know more about the appeal please watch the following video:
Donate £10 (25 tiles) Text ROOF08 £10 to 70070
or any amount online to
Justgiving https://www.justgiving.com/smiletiles/to make a bank transfer or cheque payment contact: email@example.com@childrenofwatamu.net