Mereruan is a girl born in 2015. She lives with her family in Narok County, Kenya, in a small home with mud walls and dirt floors. They cook food on an open fire inside the house and do not have access to clean water. Mereruan has not had an opportunity to attend school yet. A small percentage of unsponsored children can attend school. Young girls are often not given an opportunity to attend school and are promised in marriage at a young age, limiting their future employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship can provide Mereruan with hope and an extraordinary future.
About Narok County
Narok County is a region in Southwest Kenya, along the Great Rift Valley. The predominant tribe in the county is the Maasai tribe. In rural areas, employment opportunities are lacking. The frequent droughts, dusty plains, and limited access to water make planting and growing crops incredibly difficult. The primary source of income is through raising livestock, which has a high startup cost and is devastating to the local ecology.
What does my sponsorship do?
Your sponsorship provides Mereruan and her family with the tools they need not just to survive but to thrive. New International uses direct cash transfers to empower Mereruan’s family in making wise decisions for their family. After a financial training course, Mereruan’s guardian will begin receiving a small monthly stipend to help bridge the gap of poverty.
Your sponsorship will also provide education for Mereruan. All of-age children are enrolled in their local school with a scholarship, and studies show that every year in school will increase Mereruan’s future income by 10%.
Part of your sponsorship will also provide spiritual and emotional care for Mereruan and her family. Missionaries and social workers will visit her to provide counseling, training and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
90% of your sponsorship will go directly toward the improvement of Mereruan and her family. Our ministry has reduced poverty levels by an average of 36% in the first five years of sponsorship.
Join us in changing Mereruan’s world.