As apart of Children Hunger Relief Fund’s goal to save children’s lives and prevent them from abuse we have founded orphanages and schools all over the world, which we have affectionately named the Samaritan Centers. Susan, Sarah, Simon and Michael are four remarkable children at the Samaritan Center in Kenya. Each of them has a powerful story to share, and if it wasn’t for our generous donors, they probably wouldn’t be alive today to share them.
Susan & Sarah:
“My Uncle who had agreed to care for me as my dad… pushed me out of my bed, undressed me and raped me mercilessly then left me there.”
Similarly, Sarah lost her mother at age seven and was forced to live with her violently abusive father who threatened to kill her and her siblings if they were to tell anyone of his nightly sexual attacks.
“As soon as we started forgetting the pain of losing our dear mother, things started changing, dad became so harsh and cruel to us. He used to call us one by one and rape us threatening to kill any of us who leaked stories.”
Simon & Michael:
Simon was chased away and beaten by his own family as a young boy. Not many of us can even fathom what emotional devastation this would cause a young child. After being chased away he was forced to live on the streets in unrelenting hunger and become a street beggar.
After the death of his mother, Michael moved in with his Aunt. Although he was not beaten or sexually abused by his caretaker as the others were, Michael’s aunt could not afford to feed him and asked him to leave. With nowhere else to go, Michael had to live his life on the streets.
Life changed for each of these children when they came to the Samaritan Center. Susan found someone to help her and take her to the hospital. She now lives in a loving place without fear of abuse.
Sarah’s story was verified and her father was arrested. Now Sarah is grateful for her home in the Samaritan Center and wants to become a teacher.
For the first time, Simon feels he is in a safe place where he does not need to run away. He now has hope for a healthy life and a family of his own one-day.
Michael found his way to the Samaritan Center and is now having a great time in the nurturing community with plenty of other children to play with and caretakers who love him.
Please visit the CHRF Website for more information about Samaritan Centers and how to help!