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  • Child ID: 028397
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: 10/3/2012
  • Country: Kenya
  • Community: Napuu
  • Family: mother and father
  • School: Napuu School
  • $38.00 - Monthly
Benvine is a student at Napuu School in Lodwar, Kenya. He is cared for by his mother and father. His father is a casual worker, and his mother is a housewife. Benvine's favorite subject in school is math. In his free time, he enjoys football. When he grows up, he would like to be a doctor.

Kenya is a beautiful country in East Africa located on the equator along the Indian Ocean, with Ethiopia to the north and Tanzania to the south. Just like her geography and climate, Kenya’s population is strikingly diverse. Traditional herders, Arab Muslims, and cosmopolitan residents of the major cities all contribute to the culture. Game preserves with a variety of amazing animals are tourist destinations for visitors from around the world.

Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is located in the central area of the country. It is a growing metropolis of 4 million people – one of Africa’s largest cities. Along with government buildings, there are beautiful parks, grand homes with manicured lawns, large hotels, and other modern buildings. Nairobi is the crossroads for business and trade in East Africa.

However, Nairobi is also home to some of the largest slums in Africa. It is estimated that one-half of the population of Nairobi lives in one of the 66 identified slums, which cover 5% of the land in the city. Of these people, 40% are HIV-positive. With your help, the CMF child sponsorship program is making a dramatic difference in these slums.

Local churches are reaching out to their communities through Community Health Evangelism (CHE), which:

     • ministers to children through education and feeding programs.
     • forms groups that care for those living with HIV/AIDS.
     • trains adults to start small businesses.
     • addresses water and sanitation issues.
     • changes lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

All of this transforms the community, bringing HOPE.

Napuu is located in Turkana, which is a region in northwestern Kenya – a nearly 30,000 square mile desert. Roughly 500,000 strong, the Turkana are one of the last truly nomadic peoples of Africa. Their land is harsh. Gazing over these desert plains, it is difficult to imagine how anyone could survive. The Turkana still live much as their ancestors did, dependent on their animals and one another. Until the 1980s, the Turkana were very resistant to outsiders, and so had not heard the name of Christ. Within the last two decades, a change can be seen among the Turkana … the Gospel is taking hold.

However, severe drought over the last decade has left these people in great need of water and food. Their herds of animals are smaller, their resources very limited. Poverty instead of independence is now a way of life. Each family has difficulty in feeding their children. Sending them to school is nearly impossible. The CMF child sponsorship program provides opportunities for Turkana children to receive an education and food while in school. Their families get to know more of the love and goodness of God in practical ways.

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