What we are doing?

Naomi’s Village is a fully registered children’s home providing complete care for total orphans, located near the truck stop town of Maai Mahiu, Kenya. Founded in 2011, we have since rescued over 81 children, including abandoned babies and those left parentless by terrorist attacks, AIDS, disasters, and domestic violence. The plans we have for these children and their futures are part of a remarkable undertaking, a call of God, to one day see the comforting of a vast wound on the heart of African humanity.

excellent education

  • Excellent education provided by certified Kenyan teachers – 6 days a week.
  • School uniforms, shoes, socks, and all necessary books and supplies; gym clothing and shoes
  • Bus transport to and from school every day

proper nutrition

  • Nutritionally-balanced breakfast, lunch, and two snacks – 6 days a week

healthcare

  • Regular medical evaluations and personalized health plan, including dental and vision care
  • Programs for parents related to family health, hygiene, child development, nutrition, and literacy

spiritual care

  • Spiritual care and development for students supervised by a full-time youth minister

Learn more about sponsorship

Many of our children are still in need of sponsors

What orphan crisis?

Much of the Western world has yet to grasp the severity of Africa’s orphan crisis, remaining largely unaware of 60 million children in dire need of help. The facts paint a picture of widespread suffering, with 12% of all African children counted as orphans by UNICEF, 30% of these because AIDS took a parent’s life. Sadly, in Sub-Saharan Africa, this same disease leads to the death of the other parent in three out of four cases.

The number of African orphans has now surpassed the number  of all children in Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark combined. In Kenya alone, UNICEF reports 2.6 million orphans, more than the population of Dallas and Fort Worth TX.  Seven hundred Kenyan children every day hug their parent for the last time – one every two minutes.

our vision

We believe the solution to this crisis lies within Kenya. Our vision is to empower a group of children to grow up to be part of the answer to the cries of their orphaned peers. To this end, our children need more than just the basics, the subsistence life normally provided in a typical African orphanage.

love

hope

change

At Naomi’s Village, we provide nurturing love, healthcare, proper nutrition, excellent education, leadership training, spiritual care, and individual counseling to each child. Our children receive what a child needs to develop fully, and to dream unhindered by limits. Our home is the kind of home your own child could live in.

As our children heal and grow, we then engage them in serving the needy along with us. By doing so, we are field-training a core group of empathetic leaders to grow up and multiply this redemptive work in Kenya through similar ministries of their own.

Only then, when Kenyans are catalyzed to solve their own crisis, will the number of orphans begin to decline. That is our vision, in short.

There are many children in need. We hear the call of God to rescue some and are seeking to obey.
60 M
Orphans in Africa
2.6 M
In just Kenya
1.7 M
Do not attend school
$33/m
Provides for a child

CHILD SPONSORSHIP

WHY SPONSOR?

Child sponsor funds are the primary income for our Naomi’s Village operating budget, which covers the care of our children, including food, clothing, medical needs, education, salaries for all staff, utilities, field trips, etc.

Child / sponsor relationships have proven to be one of the most healing benefits of living at Naomi’s Village. Our children now understand they have family members abroad who love them in ways that have changed the course of their lives.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILD

We want you to have a deep and meaningful relationship with your child at Naomi’s Village, to the extent that you are able to do so.

We encourage you to send letters and gifts, to have Skype calls with your child, and when possible, to visit Naomi’s Village in Kenya.

You will receive periodic updates on your child’s progress and prayer needs. We will also send pictures from special events such as Christmas and beach trips.

SPONSOR TESTIMONIALS

I realized serving at Naomi’s Village was my chance to fulfill the call God had placed on my heart.
After Bob and Julie shared their personal call to move and serve in Kenya, they shared stories of these orphaned children who by the grace of God had been redeemed and placed into the Naomi’s Village family. As I listened I realized serving at Naomi’s Village was my chance to fulfill the call God had placed on my heart. My first step came through the opportunity to sponsor one of these children - of course I wanted to do that! I read through each profile until a sweet girl with big dreams caught my heart! Evalyne: “she wants be an orthopedic surgeon and get married in NYC”. Wow, I had to get to know this girl!

But, thanks to the very personal communication opportunities that Naomi’s Village provides their sponsors – visiting, skyping, letter writing, praying, sending gifts – our relationship has grown.

I am also extremely blessed to have shared Naomi’s Village with amazing teams for the last 4 years - serving and growing in so many different ways. One of the highlights of those trips was helping to deliver a bed to the home of Evalyne’s brother so that she would have a place to sleep when she visited. What a blessing to meet her brothers and grandmother. Each time Evalyne and I are together in person or on Skype, I am encouraged by her dedication and determination to fulfill the plans that God planned for her. She has met my husband and 2 sons (now her brothers) and so we have lots to talk and laugh about. Evalyne is in her second year of High School and is excelling academically and athletically in soccer. She is a role model to her brothers and sisters at Naomi’s Village – she is the incredible girl I imagined when I read her profile. I am blessed to know this sweet girl with big dreams and to pray for her daily just like I do my own children. God has great plans for Evalyne and I am thankful to have a front row seat!

Deb Finley - Sponsor
I believe He put Naomi’s Village in my life so that I could experience His goodness in my life and in the lives of others and so that I could see that He has the victory over all evil.
Naomi’s Village is possibly the most joyful place on earth because hope and restoration shatter every hurt and heartache that exists there. Never in my life have I experienced the Gospel as much as I did at Naomi’s Village last summer. Seeing kids step from ashes into beauty and a life restored is why I want to be at NV. Everything about being there is so worth it. Last summer as an intern, I learned what it meant to believe and live out a life that is not my own, but only the Lord’s because the internship is not about me and caring for orphans is not about me – it is about bringing glory to the only One who deserves it.
He has called me to be His servant, so wherever He may lead me and whatever He may call me to do, I just want to follow Him. I believe He put Naomi’s Village in my life so that I could experience His goodness in my life and in the lives of others and so that I could see that He has the victory over all evil. Being at NV is like seeing glimpses of heaven on earth. I love the work NV is doing to bring change to Kenya by instilling hope, confidence, and the love of Christ in the lives of so many little ones and teenagers, both at Naomi’s Village and at Cornerstone. NV’s holistic approach to orphan care and community development is working and making such a huge impact.
Mary Gray - Sponsor
The magnitude of it all is mind-blowing.
I want to say that both Travis and I are absolutely floored and overwhelmed by how much you guys have accomplished in just 7 years. It is so evident that your hearts and souls are in this and it is practically a lifetime of work in so little time. I've never seen a nonprofit, especially one outside of the States, with so many established programs. You have created such an incredible environment for these children to grow up in and provided them with unimaginable opportunity. Travis and I feel SO lucky to be here right now and I wanted to make sure that we thanked you and Bob for the opportunity!

I feel like I'm just getting the hang of the daily schedule and still not even fully grasping everything that goes into making this place run. I haven't even been to Cornerstone yet—I can't believe you have that up and running too! The magnitude of it all is mind-blowing.
Rachel Greiman - Intern

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