OUR STORY BEGINS WITH THEIR STORY
Our story begins with their story...
It all began with a Boy named nevil
Everything in life has a story--and the beginnings of Future In Our Hands-USA is no different. In 2000 when Michele Sprada visited Kenya, she had no idea how much the trip would transform her life and that of her aunt, Sister Linda. When Michele returned to the States with news of the need to sponsor a young orphaned boy named Nevil Ochieng, Sister Linda was compelled to help. After all, the head of the orphanage had described Nevil as a bright boy who could excel if only he could afford his school fees. After months of supporting Nevil from afar, Linda and Michele traveled to Kenya to meet Nevil again, only to learn that he had passed away from an infection he contracted from drinking contaminated water. The story doesn't end there...
Angelic Ark Centre is a temporary home for HIV+ or HIV impacted children. There is still great stigma in Kisii, Kenya surrounding HIV+ individuals. Many affected children are left as orphans. We help provide dignity and a safe space for these young children.
Sponsoring students is how we first uncovered our purpose. We have seen students graduate and move on to work to support their families and their communities.
Nearly every month, we receive proposals from our African partners with requests for special projects–from famine to floods to pandemic relief, and everything in-between. With your help, we are able to help while maintaining our mission of creating sustainability within the communities we serve.
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There are many ways you can contribute your time, talent and treasures to helping FIOH-USA reach hundreds of people on need. Please consider getting involved.
Our Work In Action
In addition to near-daily phone and email communication, one or two FIOH-USA board members periodically travel to Kenya and Zambia--at their own expense--to get a firsthand look at the projects we're funding. Here are some of the memories we've made over the years.
The village children love to gather around the camera and then see their photo.
Chickens at Angelic Ark Centre provides healthy nutrition for the children
Members of the Sunshine Women's group from Usoma Village in Kisumu Kenya
Finalists of the Rom Wandera Scholarship Award from grade 8 at Usoma Primary
A young student hoping for sponsorship from FIOH-USA to pay her school fees
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