Sponsor a Child Today

Search for a child to sponsor by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.  Sponsor a child today.

Mary Ayuma  

Proceed to our secure online form
  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: May 16, 2005
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Kenya
  • Center: Essunza Church of God Child Development Center
  • Child ID: KE4040899
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Mary lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include caring for animals and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

For fun, Mary enjoys playing ball games. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Mary will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Mary lives in the hillside community of Essunza, home to approximately 35,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of compacted clay or dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and bananas. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and upper respiratory tract infections. Most adults in Essunza are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn an equivalent of $25 per month. This community needs better education facilities, tuition assistance, scholastic materials, income-generating activities and gender equality.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Essunza Church of God Child Development Center to provide Mary with Bible studies, health screenings, hygiene education, sports, community service opportunities, counseling, music lessons, nutritious food, clothing, vocational training and career guidance. The center staff will also provide income generating activities, health education and child protection training for the parents or guardians of Mary.
North of the equator, Kenya is hot and dry. South of the equator are the humid coast, the temperate highlands and tropical Lake Victoria. Volcanic mountains and the Great Rift Valley occupy the west. Although the highlands around Nairobi are fertile, only 11 percent of Kenya's land is farmed.

The majority of rural farmers and herders represent more than 40 ethnic groups. Forty-five percent are Protestant, 33 percent are Catholic, 10 percent are Muslim and the rest practice indigenous beliefs. English and Swahili are the official languages. Compassion works mostly in south-central Kenya.

Before the coming of the Europeans, Kenya was peopled by waves of cattle-herding African clans. The coastal areas were also home to Arab traders. The Portuguese, Dutch and British, who gained control in 1896, later targeted this trade. During World War I, Kenya served as a British base of operations against the Germans in East Africa. After the Kikuyu-led Mau Mau Rebellion of the early 1950s, Kenya gained independence in 1963 and Jomo Kenyatta became its leader.

Self-rule continued in 1978 when President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi took power in a constitutional succession. President Moi stepped down in December of 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai Kibaki was elected president for a five-year term. He was re-elected in 2007 after controversial elections that resulted in violence, leaving over 1,000 people dead. A coalition government was formed, putting a halt to the violence.

Map of Kenya

Child's Location: Southwest of Kisumu

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

Previously Viewed:
Our live chat service is currently offline. Please try again during business hours or click here to leave us a message.

Search for a Child

Donate With Confidence

Your personal information is encrypted and transmitted without risk using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

norton_logo_132x68

Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.