Kenya (MNN) — Only one thing is keeping a boys' home in Kenya from achieving greater growth: a fence.
The needs of Kenya's children are huge: over a million are orphaned, many as a result of HIV/AIDS, and there are large numbers of kids who have no one to care for them. As a result, staggering numbers of children hit the streets, desperately in need of care.
Kids Alive International helps nearly 60 boys–all between 9 and 18 years of age–find new life in Christ at their home for former street kids.
Most of them graduate from high school and have the chance to attend college, an opportunity that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. The Boys' Center also provides education support for approximately 60 kids from needy families in the nearby community.
Boys at the home receive residential care and the Gospel. New on the docket are farming activities, which would allow the boys to grow most of the food they eat.
But to keep everyone safe, they need to put a fence around the land.
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In the West, fences are often used to keep livestock within a designated area. In Kenya, fences stand as an important barrier between wildlife and humans.
According to a recent article from AllAfrica.com, long stretches of fencing are being constructed in Kwale to protect locals from attacks by elephants and other wildlife.
"When it is raining, the forests are slippery and elephants go to the farms," stated Kenya Wildlife Service official Nathan Gatundu.
Fences are first being constructed in Lukore where wild animals commonly access residential farms and destroy crops.
Pray that Kids Alive will receive the funding they need. Pray that by learning to grow food, kids will learn how God cares for them.