GOA COMPASSION DEPARTMENT
The following are our 2012 KCPE Candidates whose final exam is scheduled from 4-6th December, 2012. We are appealing for support to finance their high schools education in January 2013. Welcome.
Martin is an orphan; he was born in 1995 to Monica Wangare. His mother who had a heart disease –congestive cardiac failure due to alveolar heart disease due to PTB/ pericardial eppurn passed away on May 17th 2006. Martin does not know his natural father because the mother was unmarried. Thus he was left in the care of his grandmother, who had no reliable source of income to meet Martin’s daily needs; she pleaded with the home to take Martin in so that he can get some assistance. The home admitted Martin and he is being facilitated with his basic daily needs, education and family warmth and an enabling environment for his growth and development.
2. Grace Wangari-From Tumaini Children home
Grace came to Tumaini from Kirarwa where she was staying with her grandmother. Her father and mother passed away, the father passed away in 2004 due to T.B and the mother in 2003. They were left in the care of their grandmother, who incidentally was not able to provide for Grace and her elder brother’s basic needs. She had to seek for their admission at Tumaini children’s home.
She is very happy to have found a new and caring family of Tumaini children’s home where she can access all of her basic needs, education, parental love and spiritual nourishment. Currently she is in primary school , GOA educational Centre
3. Lydia Mongere-From Tumaini Children Home
Lydia is an orphan. Her mother died in the year 2000 when she was giving birth to her; as a result of delivery complication. She was left with the father to take care of her, incidentally in 2006, the father also died under mysterious circumstances-they allege he died of food poison. Lydia was taken care of by her paternal grandmother. The grandmother is old and could not provide for her basic needs, her father’s sister (aunt) who lives in Naivasha took her from the granny so that she can support her.
This was out of a family obligation, however, the aunt had been left by her husband thus she is single and jobless. Besides, she is taking care of other orphan and her own children’s-five of them. In total together with Lydia she was providing for seven children.
She was a member of G.OA Naivasha where she explained her problem to the pastor who resulted to help the child secure admission at Tumaini. Lydia is happy to have founded new family warmth and facilitated with her daily basic needs, education and contusive environment for her growth and development
4. Ann Wanjiru Wanjiku-From Tumaini Children home.
Ann is a double orphan; she is with her other two siblings. Her mother passed away on 22/02/2007 at Kericho and was buried in Kanyotu village in Nakuru. The three children were left in the custody of their aged grandmother who is widowed too. Her ID NO: 364385 who lives in subukia. She has no enough resources to support their upkeep.
She pleaded for the three siblings to get admission to the home as she remains their guardian. Ann and her siblings got admitted in the home February 2008 and thereupon got enrollment into the home school besides being offered care and protection and other basic needs for her growth and development
5. Bernard Murimi-From Tumaini children home.
Bernard is an orphan, he comes from a family of five, and his mother was never married. After the death of his mother in 2007, he was left in the custody of his grandmother who incidentally she was taking care of other six grandchildren who are also orphaned. She is old about 73yrs and widowed. He was rescued together with other children from his grandmother as a destitute and neglected child.
6. Naomi Mumbi Mwaihaki-from Tumaini children home
Naomi is an orphan. Her mother died after a long struggle with a wound which had become septic which developed after the caesarean delivery when she was being born. Naomi did not suckle her mother due to pain. The wound lasted for five years until her death in January 2000. Her father also died in the same year in December 2000. Naomi and her sister Mary were taken by their grandparents to be support. Their grandfather is alcoholic and after staying with them for five years, the grandfather chased them away and asked them to return to their home where there was nobody responsible enough to support them. Mary family is composed of eight children who are not stable
Their aunt who attends G.OA Naivasha took them after seeing how they were exposed to abuse and solicited for their admission to Tumaini children home through the G.O.A Naivasha pastor. Both of them are now at Tumaini and are happy to have gotten their hope revived again. They have already been enrolled in the home school and are given maximum care and protection as a girl child need.
7. Agnes Wangui-From Tumaini children home
Agnes joined Tumaini in the year 2003. She is an orphan after the death of her mother from cardio respiratory arrest, sever pneumonia. The mother was not married; she was taken in by her maternal Aunt as a toddler together with her brother. Her Aunt is poor and with a big family to take care of, thus Agnes and her brother were an added burden to their Aunt’s already stretched resources.
The Aunt approached Tumaini Children’s home for assistance, she got admitted together with her brother and now though an orphan she can access all of her basic needs, education and parental love in addition to spiritual nourishment
8. Joseph Gachau-From Tumaini Children home
Joseph came from Kwambekenya in Kinangop, Nyandarua south district. He was rescued together with his two siblings. Their mother died when he was still very young. They were taken in by their Aunt who due to financial constraints, she was unable to support him adequately and hence he together with his younger siblings was brought to Tumaini for assistance. He is now given care and protection and facilitated with his daily basic needs from the home, including quality education and spiritual nourishment for moral uprightness and relationship with God. He is happy to have founded a loving and warmly home. He is very hard working.
9. Anthony Muthii-From Tumaini Children home.
Anthony hails from Kirinyaga County his mother died in 2009 and the father has been a psychiatric patient since 1980s. the mother was the sole bread winner of the entire family until her demise in 2009. In July 2009 Jane became sick and within a very short time she succumbed to the sickness and died. It’s during this time that the children became so helpless and hopeless since their father could not work due to his mental status. The elder boy Eric was in class eight then and he took the responsibility of the young one and his father, they slept hungry in various occasion. One of the neighbours was so empathetic with the family and opted to find a place where they can receive assistance in terms of care and protection, and since the small girl valentine was living and sleeping with the father in the same bedroom, it was a risky place for the young girl given the unstable mental condition of the father. Their other family members were not willing to take care of them since them to have their own family challenges and their resources were strained beyond adding another member. The three children were brought to Tumaini children’s home for care and protection, and their elder brother was taken by another well wisher who runs a private school and offered to educate him and care for him. The three children are very bright based on our assessment and they are very needy and there is no relative that is ready to assist them achieve their dream.
10. Grace Muthoni-From Tumaini Children home
Grace is the forth born in a family of five children. They were living in Mai Mahiu where their father was working before he died in the year 2002. They moved to live with their maternal grandmother at Kirarwa. Their mother too, died in 2005 and they were left in the custody of their aging grandmother.
The grandmother was unable to cater for their daily basic needs; they used to receive assistance from their neighbours.
One of their neighbour who was a pastor offered to assist them to secure a place in Tumaini children’s home, where Grace and her two siblings are happy to find shelter and access to all of their basic needs, which was hard to come by after the demise of her both parents
11. Samuel Kimani (A)-From Tumaini children home.
After the death of his mother in 15/05/2006, Samuel moved to live with his grandmother who incidentally had taken in other 9 orphans whose parents had died of AIDS related complications. Samuel experienced a lot of problems while staying with his grandmother who could not adequately, provide for his basic needs given the facts that she was also taking care of Samuel’s cousin’s who were orphaned.
Luckily a teacher saw their plight and solicited for their space in Tumaini children’s home together with his six orphaned cousin’s. He got a shelter, care and protection from the home where he is accessing all of his fundamental basic needs.
12. Teresiah Karungari Kimani-form Tumaini children home
Teresiah was living with her mother before her aunt took her. She was having problems at home: lack of clothes, food, and education after the death of her father. The aunt took her in so that she can provide her.
It came a time when she wanted to go to school like any other school going kid, but the aunt told her that she didn’t have money but promised to look for an alternative. The aunt helped her to get admission to Tumaini children home where two of her siblings are. She can now getting care and protection and her basic needs and going to school, she came to Tumaini children home without any education background she is doing well academically.
Tumaini Kinangop Children's Home was started in year 2002 mid-June by Glory Outreach Assembly with the objective of caring for orphans who are hopelessly loitering in the streets of Kenyan towns. The home in located near the slopes of the Aberdare Ranges, in Kinangop, Central Kenya.
Our mission is to give hope to the orphans by providing parental- care, education, clothing, shelter and spiritual nourishment until they are able to be self reliant and useful in the society
May I belatedly bring you my New Year greetings.
On the Global scene, 2012 was the year when shocking economic and
business news seemed to lose its power to shock. Kenya withstood
another difficult year in 2012 as policy tightening and weaker global
demands slowed economic activity. With decisive fiscal and monetary
policies, the government managed to restore confidence in Kenya. The
year 2012 in Kenya was almost a mirror image of 2011. In 2011 the
economy started out strongly, but by mid-year, high fuel and food
prices led to a rapid rise in inflation, a weekend exchange rate and
ultimately a radical increase in interest rates towards the end of the
The implication of these economic and business trend on GOA ministries
was that we had to not only make tough stewardship decisions in 2012
but also daily prayed for God’s Grace to complete the year. With
decisive ministry policies under the governance of an extremely well
educated and experienced GOA board of directors and a dedicated team
of staff at GOA head office in Nairobi we managed to restore
confidence in all stakeholders and continued to change lives and
As we head into 2013, Kenya is expected to stimulate growth by
loosening monetary policy. The Central bank of Kenya has lowered the
Central Bank rate (CBR) over the last several months to encourage
investment and economic growth. As a result, the second have begun
the year by seeing economic activity increase without inflationary
pressure. The Central Bank of Kenya is expected to continue these
policies in the first quarter of 2013 with investors expected to delay
major projects while waiting for the outcome of the elections.
GOA’s theme for 2013 “To proclaim the year of the Lord’s
favour”-Jubilee Luke 4:19. In the last three weeks I have been
blessed with opportunities training senior ministry leaders in
Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with the eight core values of ILI/HM. I
can boldly proclaim that GOA is out to experience great favour from
God in 2013. This is the year that Kenya will celebrate her Golden
Jubilee-50 yrs since independence. It is also the year that GOA’s
Executive Director is celebrating his Golden Jubilee-50th birthday.
I’m double excited. To be a Kenyan who is celebrating Jubilee
together with his nation.
The World Bank in their December 2012 Kenya Economic update dubbed
“Kenya at work-Energizing the economy and creating jobs” highlighted:
Kenya withstood another difficult year in 2012 as policy tightening
and weaker global demand slowed economic activity. With decisive
fiscal and monetary policies, the government managed to restore
confidence in Kenya’s medium term prospects. 2013 promises to be a
better year. Yet hard realities remain –Kenya’s growth rate is still
below its potential and its peers, external balances remain which
threaten its future growth, and the pace of economic growth is not
generating enough modern sector wage Jobs. With the passage of the
new constitution in 2010 and its implementation, stronger institutions
are emerging, putting Kenya on a sound footing ready to take off. In
the very short term, what remains to be done is for Kenya to deliver a
credible and peaceful election in March 2013, and thereafter a smooth
transfer of power. In the medium term, Kenya will need to start
building a stronger foundation for growth, and undertake structural
reforms to correct the external imbalances. To generate more jobs for
the burgeoning educated population, Kenya will also need to reduce the
transaction cost for firms, by reducing job-smothering corruption and
the cost of doing business (particularly in transport and energy).
In the first half, we expect the Government to keep its focus on
controlled liquidity as it seeks to keep the cost of living at
manageable levels. We expect less easing of the monetary policy with
politics dimming the outlook with political pressure expected to
increase as the country gears up for the general elections. We expect
the outcome of the elections to have a major impact on the economy.
Following the elections, we expect the Central Bank of Kenya to head
back to the low interest rate stance as it seeks to propel
post-election economic growth in the coming years in line with the
vision 2030 objectives. With the Central Bank of Kenya expected to
ease monetary policy, we expect the stock market to stay on a recovery
path. The bond market is expected to see improved activity with
concentration expected to shift to the long end.
This is the time to invest in Kenya. GOA is looking for investors who
are interested in not only reaping good business returns but also
kingdom value through change lives in our four vision areas of Church
Growth, compassion, conflict Resolution and leadership Development.
The focus of the GOA board of directors is to move GOA towards a
sustainable future. With this goal in mind, GOA’s next 5 year
strategic plan has business ideas on investments that may initially
require high capital investment but eventually lead GOA towards
sustainability. We invite you to partner with GOA in 2013.
With you in this year of our Lord’s favour
Bishop David Thagana