Peter is married with two children and lives near our Joska school. The eldest son is in high school while the last-born girl is in fifth grade at our Joska school. The family used to live in Nairobi where Peter was employed as an IT specialist. They were financially well off until Peter developed a health problem. The condition put him on a lifelong medication program.
Consequently, he lost his job and could not maintain any other job position he got. This made the family unable to meet basic needs or even live in the city. The children also dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. As a result, they moved back to Joska, a rural area, where they own a small piece of land.
However, since they had not built a house on their land, they found someone who was willing to house them without pay for two months. The mother started small-scale farming, where she grew tomatoes and vegetables. This earned her some income to meet their basic needs.
It was at this point that Joy, their youngest daughter, was enrolled into our school after being out of school for more than six months. The family was also taken through several sessions of guidance, counselling and prayers by our staff. This defined a turning point for the family.
Today, their farming project has greatly improved. It is now earning them a good income, which is allowing them basic needs and other necessities. The parents have since joined Outreach Hope Sunshine Church, where Peter is engaged in evangelizing to people within the community. His testimony has given hope to many of our parents.
Peter is very grateful to MOHI for accepting him and his family. He appreciates that he met people from MOHI who accepted, loved and encouraged him at his point of need. This made him feel worthy even with his medical condition.