This post was written by Susan Kipp.
Burke Presbyterian Church and Clifton Presbyterian Church have supported the Tumaini Orphan Care Program (TOCP) in Kibwezi, Kenya, since 2004. Help us continue this important work! Support our annual Mother’s Day fundraiser.
Our goal this year is $18,000. (It takes about $600 to support one child per year.) Consider giving in honor of the mother figures in your life who have made a difference to you!
Tumaini means HOPE in Kiswahili. HOPE is what we seek to provide for the 35 vulnerable children (and their guardian families) in the TOCP, along with the following:
- All school fees/uniforms/school supplies
- Continuous counseling and encouragement
- Maize and beans monthly
- Goats, a source of income/milk/protein
- Chickens that are ready to lay eggs
- Seeds and training to start kitchen gardens
If you were to visit Kibwezi to check out the TOCP, you would meet Judy John, a capable, compassionate Kenyan woman who oversees the program.
Judy is trained as a social worker and monitors the progress of each child in their individual schools, homes, and communities. She evaluates whether the children are safe, and if they are not, she arranges for them to move to the TOCP Home that is on the grounds of the PCEA (Presbyterian Church of East Africa) Kibwezi compound.
All of this care and support, including Judy’s salary and food/other supplies for the children and their guardian families, would not be possible without the help you have provided in the past.
You can make a donation online or by check (with memo “orphan care”) in the offering plate or by US mail. We thank you in advance for giving generously again this year!