In his home, Enock helps by carrying water, caring for animals and running errands. He lives with his father and his stepmother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his stepmother maintains the home.
For fun, Enock enjoys playing with cars and playing group games. He attends Bible class regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Enock to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Enock lives in Endoinyoi Onkopit, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group is Maasai and the most commonly spoken language is Kimaasai.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, beef and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever, chickenpox and cancer. Most adults in Endoinyoi Onkopit are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $6 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities, well equipped medical centers, improved roads and reliable public transportation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AIC Endoinyo Onkopit Church Child Development Center to provide Enock with Bible teaching, fellowship time, recreational activities, home visits and educational seminars. The center staff will also provide Bible teaching and fellowship time for the parents or guardians of Enock.
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: South of Kisumu City