WHY
ORPHAN
CARE?

There are more than 3 million children orphaned or vulnerable in Kenya today. We work to establish and enhance programs that safely return orphaned and vulnerable children to families. 

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OUR APPROACH

Through proven methods of tracing, assessment and family preparation, children are returning home to biological families, adoptive and foster families. At Zoe Ministries, we are committed to fighting for the only thing that will ultimately end the orphan crisis: Family.

HOW IT WORKS

The goal: Always Family

OUR IMPACT

As many as possible, as safely as possible, as soon as possible.

51
‍‍
Children
Rescued

16
‍‍
Children
Reintegrated

3
‍‍
Children Fostered
or Adopted

Over the past year, our orphan care mindset has shifted. Our model now focuses on reuniting orphaned and vulnerable children with families and working to erase practices that lead to family separation. The above statistics represent our new model fully implemented as of spring 2023.

HOW DO WE TACKLE THE WATER CRISIS?

We work with local communities to find the best sustainable solution to best serve their needs, whether it’s a new well, or rehabilitating an old well.

45
Children
Rescued

6
‍‍
Children
Reintegrated

2
Children Fostered
or Adopted

Over the past year, our orphan care mindset has shifted. Our model now focuses on reuniting orphaned and vulnerable children with families and working to erase practices that lead to family separation. The above statistics represent our new model fully implemented as of spring 2023.

Strengthening the Family

Only family can provide: protection, love, and identity

Prevention

We work to preserve family structures and prevent unnecessary family separation. That means coming alongside at-risk families and walking with them in their journey towards stability, wholeness, and independence.

Intervention

When a child does have to be separated from their biological family (either temporarily or permanently), the solution is still family. We offer family based alternative care, rather than the traditional institutionalized orphanage model. Even still, reunification, fostering, and local adoption remains our ultimate goal.

Transformation

We are committed to changing the orphan care narrative. Through education and advocacy, we seek to empower the local church and it’s body to be change agents in the family-based care movement. 

“Family gives children a sense of belonging, identity and acceptance which are vital for a child’s well-being."

– Lydia, Director of
Child Development

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Through your sponsorship of $40 or more a month, you can help win the battle of getting orphaned children home.

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