Our site directors have their unique call from God, but they all follow the same path of helping people who are in need.
Category Archives: Kenya
A home for a family in need
A child and their family benefit through sponsorship in many ways. For instance, helping to restore a home. This was the case for Stephen’s family. Stephen is 79 years old and is the guardian of his two young grandchildren. They lived in a house without a proper floor, stable roof, or even a firm foundation …
Clean and safe water for Kenya
One of the communities our Meru site in Kenya serves is Kangeta and the population relies on small-scale agriculture and animal husbandry. Unfortunately, the rainfall amount they receive each year classifies the region as “semi-arid.” This leads to water shortages and travel long distances for families in search of water.
A joyful reward after a bumpy journey in Kenya
When you “Join My Journey,” God transforms your life through love. In today’s featured journey, we learn about compassion, generosity, transformation, hope, and gratitude. This journey wouldn’t be possible without you, the Chalice community, and Chalice in Schools. Because of you, there is hope in our sites.
Increasing the level of adult literacy in Kenya
The Mombasa site works in a community called Kikambala, which has a relatively high proportion of elderly men and women. These elders were kept from accessing basic education, and they are in turn unable to teach their children literacy skills. As a result, there are generations of low-literacy adults in their community.
Gifts of special money
It feels like it snuck up on us, but we have reached the middle of October already! It may feel too early to think about Christmas, but at Chalice, now is the time to do a little planning ahead. Sponsors inquire with us about sending a gift of ‘special money’ to their children for a …
Breaking new ground at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School has a glorious namesake, but this time last year, the school was anything but beautiful. The walls were collapsing on rotten timber supports, exposing the students and staff to the elements year-round. They were cold, damp and muddy part of the year and sweltering and dusty the other parts. They …
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Big Changes in Mombasa
The Sisters of St Joseph Mombasa run Chalice’s Mombasa sponsor site, working in the low-income neighborhoods of this coastal city in Kenya. They run three homes for children: the Grandsons of Abraham Rescue Centre, Bakitah Girls Rescue Centre, and the Shanzu Orphanage. The Grandsons of Abraham Centre rescues, rehabilitates and educates boys who have lived in …
Sponsorship Makes Safina’s Dreams Come True
For Safina, going to school every day was far from the reality she grew up with. Her mom was a single parent who struggled to provide four children with enough to eat, let alone enough money to pay school fees. Teachers, seeing she couldn’t pay, would send Safina home. She often missed school for weeks …
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How Chalice Supporters Alleviated Drought in Kenya
In parts of Canada and the U.S., rainfall is so common, it’s almost a nuisance. We grumble as we walk home in the rain, or complain off-handedly to our colleagues about the commute to work. It’s tempting to forget that in many parts of the world, rain isn’t a nuisance – it’s life. Kenyans have …
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