“War, AIDS, and famine have brought to Africa an entirely new concept, children with no family members, no blood relatives, no extended family members. No elders to care for them, they are lost...”

what brings the children to us

Children arrive at the Oasis of Peace orphanage following the loss of a parent(s)/caretaker(s). The reasons behind the loss vary: AIDS, extreme poverty, violence. Unfortunately, the trauma of such a loss is only further magnified by the circumstances surrounding it, which too often are witnessed first-hand by the child. 

While great strides have been made in the battle against HIV, Kenya still has the fourth largest epidemic in the world. As of 2015, 660,000 children were recorded as being orphaned by AIDS.

While new infections have fallen by a third in East and Southern Africa over the last six years, particularly among young women and girls, the millions of adults already infected continues to result in orphaned children.

References

  1. http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/20170720_Data_book_2017_en.pdf

  2. https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview

  3. http://www.missionariesofafrica.org/articles/sr/sr-spr2003.html

THE CHILDREN TODAY

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ABRAHAM MUTEMBEI

12 years old, grade 4.

Born on November 7, 2006. Abraham is a HIV victim.

 

AGNES KASYOKA

10 years old, grade 2.

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ALEX MURITHI

13 years old, grade 5.

Born on August 16, 2005. Alex's mother, Nicera, who was not married, committed suicide due to poverty since she could not raise Alex with the standards she loved.

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ANNASTACIA KATETHYA

15 years old, grade 8.

Born on July 27, 2003. Until she joined us, she lived with her grandparents who never cared much about her.

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ANN NJOKI

11 years old, grade 5.

Born on February 1, 2008.  Ann is twin sister of Purity Wanja. This little cute girl joined us after the death of their mother, who drowned in the river washing clothes, due to seizures of epilepsy.

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BENSON MUNENE

10 years old, grade 5.

Born on March 6, 2008. Benson is twin brother of Euphraith Muthoni. Their mother died a few hours after they were born.

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BRIAN KARIUKI

19 years old, grade 11.

Born on October 15, 1999.

 

CAROLINE WANYAGA

10 years old, grade 1.

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CRISPIN IRERI

10 years old, grade 4.

Born on June 28, 2008. Crispin's mother, Joyce, suffered from depression and ultimately took her own life.


 

DAVID

20 years old, grade 12.

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DAVID MBETI

10 years old, grade 5.

Born on November 18, 2008.

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ESTHER MUTHEI

11 years old, grade 5.

Born on February 1, 2006.

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EUPHRAITH NYAKIO

10 years old, grade 5.

Born on March 6, 2008. Euphraith is twin sister to Benson.

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HELLEN KARIMI

10 years old, grade 2.

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HORSTON KAREKO

11 years old, grade 5.

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DAINA “JOYCE” MUTHONI

16 years old, grade 8.

Born on July 25, 2002. She is sister to Mercy, Promise and Priscilla who are also with us at Oasis.

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KELVIN MICHENI

12 years old, grade 5.

Born on June 11, 2006.

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LINDA MAKENA

17 years old, grade 11.

Born on July 13, 2001.

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LUCKY TREVOR MUGENDI

19 years old, grade 11.

Born on December 22, 1998.

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MAGDALENE MAWIA

18 years old, grade 8.

Born on September 6, 2000.

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MARION MUMBI

13 years old, grade 5.

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MARK MUNENE

12 years old, grade 5.

Born on January 8, 2006. His parents died of AIDS, and since then Mark has been living with his elderly grandparents, who are very poor.

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MERCY WANGUI

10 years old, grade 3.

Born on July 30, 2008. Mercy is sister to Priscilla, Daina and Promise.

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PRISCILLA WANJIRU

13 years old, grade 5.

Born on February 9, 2005.

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PROMISE MUNGAI

12 years old, grade K.

Born on May 25, 2006. Promise comes from a family of 4 siblings who are also with us at Oasis of Peace. Their mother, Beatrice, died after a short illness.

 

PURITY WANJA

11 years old, grade 5.

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RISPER NYAKIO

16 years old, grade 11.

Born on May 22, 2001.

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WINCATE KARIMI

19 years old, grade 9.

Born on June 21, 2001.