GIVE A CHILD A FAMILY! SUPPORT FOSTER CARE!
“… It is the most fulfilling experience of my life seeing how fostering 3 children is having such a great positive impact on them”. G., a Foster Care mother
“… Our fostered child brought an immense joy to our home, both to our children and us. We are aware that the process of tracing her biological family and reintegrating her is ongoing. So one day, when she will go back to her parents, we will know that we did our part: helping her in this difficult moment of her life, offering a safe, loving and nurturing environment for her growth”. and T., Foster Care parents
FOSTER CARE IS A LIFE-CHANGING SERVICE FOR CHILDREN
Kenya has more than 21 million people below the age of 18 years: out of this number, it is estimated that 50,000 children are placed in residential care, and approximately 18,000 children are living and working on the streets.
Every child deserves to grow up in an environment that is safe and protected from abuse or neglect. Thus, caring foster parents offer children support and stability when they need them the most.
Children need much more than material conditions: love, stimulation, individualized attention, personal care, as well as a sense of belonging and identity are needed for a child to thrive.
Foster Care is the most direct and effective way to help a vulnerable child out of parental care.
Foster Care gives a child a temporary placement in a new family that can provide the love and care needed to grow.
Foster Care is a real, feasible and practical alternative to the institutionalization of minors and prolonged stay in institutions.
So far, together with our partners, we have been able to provide a family to more than 70 children, but much more needs to be done!
We have many families waiting for children, and children waiting for families, but we cannot be able to make this dream come true without your support.
Be an agent of hope who can make a difference in the lives of children!
Donate to ensure a child has family and families have children.
“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference” ~Kathy Calvin
- Individual Child Sponsorship
Sponsoring a child can be a rewarding experience – for both you & the child.
This applies to a case where one prefers to sponsor only one child within a foster family.
Under the individual sponsorship package we cover food, schooling or professional TVET, health care expenses, economic support for toolkits, IGA or job placements.
An individual is invited to take up sponsorship for a child/youth from the Program on an annual, monthly or quarterly basis.
- Ksh. 4,000: food, school materials and health care for a child for 1 month.
- Ksh. 12,000: food, education and health care for a child for 3 months.
- Ksh. 48,000: food, education and health care for a child for one year.
- Family based Support
This applies to a case where one prefers to support one child within a foster family as well as improving the situation of the family of origin.
Under the family package we cover food, schooling or professional TVET, health care expenses, economic support for toolkits or job placements. In addition, we support the transformation journey of the family of origin in preparation for child reunification and reintegration.
You are invited to consider the package on an annual, monthly or quarterly basis.
- Ksh. 8,500: food, education, health care for a child and support for the empowerment of the family of origin for 1 month.
- Ksh. 25,500: food, education, health care for a child and support for the empowerment of the family of origin for 3 months.
- Ksh. 102,000: food, education, health care for a child and support for the empowerment of the family of origin for one year.
- Foster Care Service Package
This implies supporting all the direct and indirect costs of a comprehensive foster care service.
It entails supporting professional services for a foster family to welcome one child/youth, tracing and empowering the family of origin, then sustaining the professional reintegration of the child to achieve permanency.
✔ 250.000 KES per Foster Family (100% sponsorship for 1 year).
- Work Place Giving
Employees can make monthly contributions through the payroll check off system; the collection is put together and transferred to our account.
✔ The Tree of Life will present to the sponsor an appreciation certificate for display in their premise.
✔ Sponsor will be recognized and acknowledged in all our public events.
✔ Sponsor will be mentioned in all media campaigns.