About Mercy Care ...
The Chalice Mercy Care Sponsor Site is located in the remote village of Kamuwengo, Mwingi District, a semi-arid region. This area has been plagued with droughts. Since there are no permanent rivers, famine is rampant in this area and lack of a reliable water supply prevents the successful growth of crops and healthy livestock. The government and church have tried to set up feeding programs for the people, but have not been successful. Nearly 99% of the population live in extreme poverty and lead their life according to tribal customs and traditions. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and typhoid are very common.
Mercy Care Sponsor Site was established in March 2006 under the direction of the Franciscan Clarist Sisters of India. Since then, the Sisters have built a dispensary and primary boarding school. A major goal of the Site is the proper nutrition for the people of this area. The sponsored children range in age from four to fourteen years. Many are orphaned, abandoned, or from broken homes. Through agricultural interventions, the Site continues to mobilize the community and is improving the quality of life for sponsored families.
Mission - Mercy Care
The mission of the Chalice Mercy Care Sponsor Site is to uplift the physical, spiritual, educational and social levels of the poor and needy.
Sponsorship in Mercy Care
At the Chalice Sponsor Site of Mercy Care, Kenya, the students of St. Francis Catholic School have their school fees paid and are fed daily through the school nutrition program. The families of students attending public schools receive food items directly. All children attend school from nursery to Standard VIII. It is the goal of the Site’s Sponsorship Program to have all children attend school and graduate with good marks to further their education to secondary school. Many students miss time due to illness; therefore the Site also provides medical assistance to the “out stations” through a mobile clinic.