Helping Hands International currently supports over 200 students through our monthly Child Sponsorship and Scholarship programs. Plus, we feed over 1,600 students each weekend through a Saturday feeding program. We invite you to help us share the love of God by bring help and hope to hurting people!
Devi comes from a very down trodden ‘Dalit’ caste (sub caste is ‘Mala’) which is considered as “untouchable” in India. She is currently in the 8th grade. Both of her parents are suffering from health issues that prevent them from working and Devi has had to stay home as a result. She needs a Sponsors to help provide sufficient food, adequate clothes and resources to continue her studies. Will you consider sponsoring Devi?
Sunny comes from a very down trodden ‘Dalit’ caste which is considered as “untouchable” in India. Sunny’s father died three years ago, his mother could not longer feed him and brought he and his sister to the Bethany Children Home. Sunny wants to become a police officer and serve his community. Will you consider sponsoring Sunny?
Durga Prasad comes from a very down trodden ‘Dalit’ caste which is considered as “untouchable” in India. His Dad was killed in a work related accident, leaving his family in a vulnerable situation. His Mother was unable to feed him and his brother and asked for help. Durga wants to become a doctor to reach poor people and share the love of Jesus. Will you consider sponsoring Durga?
Teja comes from a very down trodden Hindu community. His father divorced his Mother and ran away, causing them both to live hand to mouth. Teja’s Mother came to know Christ through an outreach of our global partners in India and Teja now wants to become a public servant and share the love of Jesus to his people group. Will you consider sponsoring Teja?
Pavan comes from a “washer men people group” of Hindu community. His parents’ main livelihood was to wash the clothes of the highest Hindu families. At one point his parents moved to the city to find work but were unsuccessful. And, ultimately his Dad ran away, leaving he and his Mom alone. Pavan wants to become a teacher to get rid of poverty and make Jesus known to the people in his community. Will you consider sponsoring Pavan?
Uday Kiran belongs to “carpenters people group” of Hindu community and his name means “the rays of sunrise.” His Dad left the family, after struggling with alcohol and mental issues, and his sick Mother is unable to feed him and send him to school. He wants to become a public servant and get rid of liquor/ alcohol. Will you consider sponsoring Uday Kiran?
Subramanyam belongs to “carpenters people group” of Hindu community. His Dad was a carpenter but ultimately left his family after struggling with alcohol and mental issues. His Mother is sick and unable to feed or send him to school. Subramanyam wants to become an engineer to help society, his people group and the poor. Will you consider sponsoring Subramanyam?
Bonventure is in the first grade. He lives with a very ill father, a mother who has lost her job due to COVID lockdowns, and 4 siblings. He likes to write in school and wants to be a cook when he grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Bonventure?
Eliakim is in the seventh grade and is an orphan who lives with his uncle and six other children in a slum. He loves learning with his friends in school and reading is his favorite subject. He wants to be a journalist when he grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Eliakim?
Frazier is in the first grade. She lives with her three sisters and her mom (who lost her jobs due to COVID restrictions) in a slum. She also loves to read and wants to be a doctor someday. Will you consider sponsoring Frazier?
Ashley is in the third grade. She lives in a slum with her single mom and two siblings. She also loves to read and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Ashley?
Isaac is in the eighth grade. He lives with his single mom and three siblings in a slum. Isaac loves Math and wants to be an engineer when he grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Isaac?
Sephastine is in the sixth grade. He lives with his younger sister, elder brother and his mother (who lost her job due to COVID-19). His favorite subject is English and he wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Sephansine?
Stasty is in the fifth grade and her favorite subject is science. She lives with her four siblings and single Mom (who sells French fries to support her children). She wants to be an engineer when she grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Stasty?
Peter is in the fifth grade and loves science. He lives with his single mother who sells water to support her family. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Will you consider sponsoring Peter?
Claries is in the fourth grade and loves math. She lives with her four sisters and single Mom (who washes dishes to support her family). Claries wants to be a pilot. Will you consider sponsoring Claries?
Patrick is in kindergarten, is an orphan and likes Christian Religious Education. He lost his parents in a fire and now lives with one of his sisters and Aunt. He likes soccer. Will you consider sponsoring Patrick?
Judith is in a family of five girls. Her father died and she is being raised by a single Mom, who relies on farming for their income. Will you consider sponsoring Judith?
Juliet is a very hardworking, polite girl, who comes to Bible study on a regular basis. Her Father is a boda boda rider and Mother is a stay at home Mom. Juliet needs extra support for her school work. Will you consider sponsoring Juliet?
Vallary is in third grade, has two siblings and currently lives with her Dad. Her mother died 3 years ago and their family survives on income from cutting sugarcane. She is a polite, disciplined and bright pupil. Any support given to her will be of great help. Will you consider sponsoring Vallary?
Fidel is in the fifth grade. He lives with his single Father and two siblings. He performs well at school and likes church and reciting poems. Any support given to him will be appreciated. Will you consider sponsoring Fidel?
Yovline is in the second grade and is a very bright pupil. She lives with her grandmother and younger sister. However, they cannot pay for both education and food. Will you consider sponsoring Yovline?
Vanvicker is in the fifth grade and is a very bright pupil and one of our best students. He lives with his parents who are manual workers. Will you consider sponsoring Vanvicker?
Tom is in the second grade. He currently lives with his Mom, three siblings, and 2 month old orphaned niece. Tom's Father is also deceased. He is very disciplined and bright student but needs financial assistance to stay in school. Will you consider sponsoring Tom?
Scarlet works very hard at school. She has three siblings, is without a Mother, and is currently living with her widowed Grandmother. Will you consider sponsoring Scarlet?
Lavine is in the third grade and has three other siblings. Her parents depend on manual work to provide for their family. Will you consider sponsoring Lavine?
In August 2022, we received the following letter from this grateful student who has been sponsored with us since 2017!
In July 2022, we learned this Kenya student was falling behind in school because he needed prescription glasses. We are happy to share HHI was able to bless him with the necessary eyewear!
In May and June 2022, we continued to bless children through our new Saturday Feeding program!
In March 2022, we learned one of our Rakwaro, Kenya families welcomed the arrival of triplets!
In March 2022, HHI announced that we will be feeding 1,600 students each week at the Mcedo Beijing School, Bethany Education Center and Destiny Junior Academy in Nairobi, Kenya starting in April.
Students in Rawkawro, Kenya continue to receive the good news of the gospel, and food, every Sunday!
HHI distributes approximately 7 days worth of lunches
to students each week in Rakwaro, Kenya!
2021: Here is a short video of the Kenya Project Team's trip!
The HHI Child Sponsorship Program started with children from the Rakwaro, Kenya village. While the quality of this 2019 trip video is not great, the strong, sweet voices of the children our Volunteers went to visit is clear: "We are so happy to welcome you to our school. Our guest, you know we love you!"
In 2020, the Lord opened an opportunity for HHI to expand the Child Sponsorship program into Andhra Pradesh, India. This trip video shows the children at the Bethany Children's Home during our scouting trip in 2019. If you would like to sponsor one of these children, please see the children above who have a "#I" in front of their sponsorship number.
In 2021, HHI was asked if we would support 38 children from the Bethany Education Centre (BEC) in the Kawangware slum and 5 children from the Destiny Junior Academy (DJA) in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. BEC serves about 650 students, feeds the children a hot breakfast and lunch (which for most students is the only meal they receive during the day), and teaches about Jesus on a daily basis. As of March 2022, we announced a new Saturday Feed Program in Nairobi, which is expected to feed 1,600 students (from Mcedo Beijing School, BEC and DJA) each week, which is >80k meals by the end of the year!
The Child Sponsorship Program provides funding for children 14 years old or younger to receive food, education and the good news of the gospel. Sponsors commit to providing $38 a month to support their Sponsored Child through the program.
Currently, we serve close to 200 students through global partners at three locations overseas! We started the Program in 2016 with a handful of children from Rakwaro, Kenya. However, by God's grace, we expanded the program in 2020 into Andhra Pradesh, India and in 2021 to Kawangware, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Your sponsored child will receive nutritional meals, age appropriate schooling, a school uniform (where applicable) and learn about the good news of Jesus.
You will receive regular emails and/or photos from your sponsored child and have the opportunity to join us on a future mission trip to the village!
The Scholarship Program provides funding to students who have completed high school and are ready to pursue their higher education at either a trade school or university.
Please contact Crissy Christian by email (HHANDSCHILDSPONSORSHIP@GMAIL.COM) or phone (541-538-8902) with any questions regarding the Child Sponsorship or Scholarship Programs. Thank you!
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