Children Available for Sponsorship
On Eagles Wings Family Rescue & Restoration
On Eagles Wings Family Rescue & Restoration (OEW) helps whole families come out of the sex trade in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We rescue families in which either a child or a parent are selling themselves for sex so they can feed the family.
The photos below show some of our children who have needs their parents cannot meet, or are in danger of being sold or married at a very early age.
Florence, or Flo, is a quiet girl but quite active. She is the youngest of three girls, all in Primary School, who live with their mom. Their dad died in a work accident four years ago, leaving the family desperate.
Florence loves ball games and rice and beans.
Isaak is a happy-go-lucky, super talented soccer player. Although he is two years younger than his elder brother, Isaack is a natural leader who watches over his little sister and brother.
He was a good student throughout Primary School at Mukuru Kwa Njenga Primary and just began Ninth Grade boarding school in May. Isaak hopes to hit a growth spurt soon, because is small for his age. Yet he cleverly overcomes his stature by keeping his eye on his goal of achieving and making a better life for himself.
Isaack 14, 9th Grade
Florence 9, 3rd Grade
Jabez 9, Special School
Jabez, also called Macau, is always smiling and enthusiastic. He has a light inside. He has three brothers and is the youngest of the family.
Jabez is autistic and non-verbal but understands Swahili and some English. We believe he cannot speak because he has never attended a school where he could deal with the disability. We believe he can have a much better life when he learns to speak.
Bahati 16, 9th Grade
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Please consider sponsoring a child for $50 a month, or $600 at the beginning of each school year. We offer online meetings with your child at least twice yearly.
Bahati has been orphaned twice. Her mom died when she was young, then she was orphaned when her father was sent to prison seven years ago. So, Francis, her father’s friend in this picture with Bahati, paid a woman to take care of Bahati, her older sister and younger brother. He also took over their school fees. After the government tore down 70 percent of our slum last year, the lady taking care of the children died late in 2021. So, she lost her second mom.
We met this frightened but determined young girl in late April and quickly sent her off to her first year of high school near Lake Victoria. She left us with a smile.
Her new school is a 12-hour drive, so she will stay with another of our families in that area during short school breaks. During the one, long school holiday, we hope to return her to Nairobi to see her brother and sister. This will be the only time during the year she will be able to meet with a sponsor via Zoom.
Monica 15, 7th Grade
Monica is happy while a bit thoughtful and cautious. Due to extreme poverty, she missed a great deal of School, because her mom could not afford the fees, even though Kenya declares it has “free” Primary school. The cost of the exam fees, tutoring, food and uniforms were overwhelming to her single mom, who had to sell herself to put food on the table.
Despite many setbacks, Monica is determined to become a lawyer. Meanwhile, she is happy to clean the house, play volleyball, and dance. She loves to dance. Like her brother, Brian, she anticipates Kenya’s favorite food, ugali, which is a cornmeal served in the shape of a cake with vegetables.
Sharon 15, 10th Grade
In May, Sharon began her second year at Kamuthanga S.A.High School outside of Nairobi. She is an average student, and her favorite subjects are Agriculture, History and Government.
As the oldest of three siblings, Sharon is great at taking care of her little brother and sister and helping mom when she is not in school. She is soft spoken and a bit shy.
Sharon loves dancing, cooking and making mats. At home, she is jovial and enjoys story telling.
Fridah 15, 10th Grade
Fridah just started tenth grade this year with gusto. She is a hard worker and is our Number 2 best High School student. She started Tenth Grade in May, and we expect high marks from her. Compared to her Eight grade marks, she has skyrocketed.
She tends to be calm and friendly, softly lighting up a room. Fridah is very new to OEW, and she is easy to love.
In her free time, Fridah likes to create bracelets and jewelry with beads.
June 18, 12th Grade
June is a vivacious and beautiful twelfth grader, who loves dancing and playing soccer. Her mom describes June as a clever girl, who happily undertakes whatever she is asked to do. As the only girl with three brothers, June helped her mom to keep the house clean.
Due to the demolition of 70 percent our slum, the family moved far from her school last year. So, On Eagles’ Wings paid for her to board at Embakasi Girls High School to finish her last year where she had been attending. We also hope to send her to one year of post-high school training to prepare her for a job or business. Her dream is to become a lawyer.
Judith 15, 9th Grade
When Judith went away to boarding school for the first time in early May, her two little brothers stopped eating. They missed their second momma so much that they just could not put food in their mouths. As the oldest of three, Judith’s light-hearted jokes and games are sorely missed at home.
Less than five feet tall at 15, Judith missed a great deal of school because her single mom could barely make enough to feed her children. Judith is just grateful to attend high school at all. Now that her mom, Fridah, is prospering in her business, life is on the uptick. Judith is calm, quiet, likes to read, and loves soccer.