About this Home
Drive North West from Nairobi out towards Eldoret. It’s a long drive but the road is pretty good until you are less than an hour from Kaptagat Children’s Home.
As you enter the gates you are warmly greeted with singing from the children. There is no traffic noise, the grass is green, and the river which borders the home property at the bottom of the hill is moving along as if it has somewhere important to go.
A local church is just beyond the home and on the other side there is a primary school.
Kaptagat also has a large farm a few kilometers down the road. One of our groundsman lives there to manage crops from seed to harvest.
It is difficult to tell the staff’s biological children from the children living at the home. Nearly all of the staff live on the campus of the children’s home.
Each Sunday afternoon there is a soccer game and the competition is intense. You cannot tell if the staff players are making it a more serious game or if they are the ones lightening the mood.
Those staff and children who do not want to play watch from the sidelines as they sit and talk with one another. You do not want to miss this weekly event!
Levy is a pastor by calling and a social worker by profession. He graduated from AIC Kapsabet Bible College with a diploma in Bible and Pastoral Studies. Levy also has a diploma in Social Work from Narok University. He has received training in administration, child development, child evangelism, and HIV/AIDS.
He has served as a local church pastor for more than ten years, coordinating twenty four local churches. Levy has worked as a social worker at a vocational training center before joining Kaptagat as the Manager.
He and his wife, Susan, have been blessed with 4 children.
One Child's Story
My sister and I lived in the small forest close across the road from the children’s home. My dad passed away from cancer and we were homeless. My mom tried to work hard but there were many days where there was no money to buy food and we did not eat.
One night, my sister and I were so hungry we thought we were going to starve, so we went knocking on the gate at the children’s home.
We went to school with the children who lived there and knew they always had food. We were so glad that they welcomed us in and fed us.
When they realized that we were not eating and were often alone, they came and talked to my mother about letting us live at the home. I was 7 years old then.
With a full stomach, I am able to perform better in school. I’m so happy to have a safe place to sleep and a quiet stomach. My grades have improved each year. I’m now finishing my fifth grade year.