Child Sponsorship FAQs
Answers to frequent questions. Have a different question?
Can I meet my child in Kenya?
Yes, we do offer trips to our homes. Look at our Travel Page to find out more about the possibility of traveling to Kenya or tell us you're interested here.
Can I mail a letter or package to my sponsor child?
We ask that all letters and packages come through our office as the postal system in Kenya is not reliable. We will give you notice each time a team will be able to take letters and packages to your sponsor child’s home. Learn more about letters and gifts here.
My sponsor child is over 18, why are they still at the home?
Unlike the USA, many children living in poverty can’t go to school. Since our children come to us at all different times in their lives, we often have children beginning school at age 8, 9 or even later. We are committed to financially support our children until they have completed their education. This might mean they remain in our program until their mid-twenties. We want to be sure they are equipped to be on their own before they graduate. This is how we’re breaking the cycle of poverty in their lives.
Do you wait until a child is sponsored to bring them into the home?
No, the child you’ve chosen to sponsor has already been living in one of our homes and is simply in need of a sponsor. However, there are hundreds of children waiting to be admitted into our children’s homes. We accept children into the homes as space becomes available. We have faith that people like you will come alongside and provide sponsorship.
What does Child Sponsorship cover?
Check out this overview of what child sponsorship includes.
Communication + Gifts
How to communicate, send gifts, and build a relationship with your sponsored child.
View children in need of a sponsor.