Elijah* has never had an easy life. Orphaned at a young age and forced to live on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, he begged for food to survive. Hunger was a constant companion.
Beatrice, who runs an orphanage Convoy partners with, found Elijah sleeping on the streets. She picked him up, gave him a place to stay and food to eat. Now Elijah is safe, well fed and happy. “Those days I was in the streets, I was living outside,” he remembers. “But now, I am feeling that I am home.”
Beatrice says the food Convoy provides allows the orphanage to keep running. She can tell a difference between children who have had the fortified food Convoy helps provide and those who haven’t.
“I know it (the orphanage) is transforming and changing lives,” she says. “I’m also giving them a hope and bright future. Most of them, when they came here, were quite desperate.”
Both Elijah and Beatrice are living full lives because of your partnership with Convoy of Hope. Without you, their circumstances would be incredibly different. Thank you for joining with us to make a tangible impact in the lives of others.
*Name has been changed.