We are often asked if the Children’s Village receives any support from the Government of Kenya. The answer is always “NO” because the country of Kenya is wrapped in poverty on every level and does not have resources to address so many needs.
In fact the opposite is the case. The government looks to the Fr. Riwa for his help. Attached is a recent request from the Republic of Kenya: Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. We have blocked the names of the mother and children to protect their privacy. The District Children’s Officer writes about one little orphaned girl named Mary.
“THE CHLID IS AN ORPHAN AND IS IN DIRE NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION. I AM KINDLY REQUESTING YOU TO EXTEND YOUR KINDNESS BY SPONSORING THE ABOVE CHILD AT THE ST. CLARE GIRLS CENTRE.”
Of course, Fr. Riwa said “Yes” and Mary now has a home at the Chlidren’s Village and 340 new sisters.