Name: Shepherd Bakari Wanjala
Case History: Shepherd’s mother deserted him at a very young age after her husband died. His grandmother took him in for a while but she did not have the means to support him with no land and working menial labor jobs. Shepherd was referred to Tumaini Y.C. by a concerned neighbor.
Name: Mercy Wairimu
Case History: Mercy’s father died in a motor bike accident leaving the family of four without any support. Her mother has no work so the church she belongs to brought Mercy to the Tumaini Youth Center. Mercy is thriving at the center as she likes school and sings in the church choir.
Name: John Ekiru
Case History: John is a total orphan as both parents died when he was young. Since then, he has been raised by neighbors, moving from house to house until one of his care takers heard about Tumaini Y.C. They brought him to the center two years ago. Since he never attended school or had clothes to wear he is now placed in class one at the primary school so he can start from the beginning of his education.
Name: Janet Awoi
Case History: Janet is a part time orphan. She has been living with her mother until last year. Her father died and left them with nothing. Her mother washes clothes to feed her children. She can’t take care of them all so she gave Janet over to the Tumaini Youth Center.
Name: Fred Wanijala
Case History: Fred”s mother and father are alcoholics and cannot support him. He was spotted by the village elder when he was going from house to house looking for food. The elder then referred him to the social worker who later placed him at Tumaini Y.C. Fred enjoys school and playing with friends at the center.
Name: Francis Njenga
Case History: Francis lived with his mother until she married another man after her first husband died. The man didn’t like the boy and chased him away. Daniel then began wandering in the streets of the villages and ended up in Tumaini Y.C.. He is doing well in school and growing spiritually as he likes singing and helping others.
Name: Daniel Wekesa
Case History: Daniel’s parents could not take care of him because of their extreme poverty. The social worker put him in Tumaini Y.C. to save his life. He now is getting stronger and going to school.
Name: Alex Kiptoo
Case History: Alex’s mother is mentally ill and abandoned him at a young age. He then lived with his grandparents for a few years but they are very old and not capable of taking care of him. They brought him to Tumaini Y.C. last year where he has started school and making friends.