Nearly three-hundred thousand children are living on the streets of Kenya today. The Milele Home, in Kitale, Kenya, provides housing for students that are otherwise street boys, ranging from 10 to 16 years of age. Students in Kitale, Kenya are required to leave their boarding school during month long school breaks. Many of the students do not have a home to go to during the school breaks and/or their home is unsafe. The Milele Home provides housing for those students by partnering with a local Kenyan pastor and his family. During the long school breaks; Milele home provides the boys with food, shelter, and tutoring in a loving, caring and nurturing home.
Currently, Milele Home includes a live-in pastor and wife, a social worker, and 26 boys all enrolled in private school and thriving. These young men all love the Lord and are anxious to help other street children get off the street, give up the glue-sniffing, handle responsibilities, and start school.
Each of the children living on the streets has their own unique story.
Here are some of the ways they find themselves on the streets:
- A child becomes orphaned.
- A child is abandoned, dropped off, or forced to live on the streets.
- There is a lack of food, clothing, or education in their homes.
- Tribal differences within their families and communities force them out.
- A child flees from their household due to abuse.
Meet The Four Students Aiden Whisper Sponsors!
Clement is quite the scholar! His peers elected him class president! His responsibilities include making sure other students respect the teacher and helping others with their school work.
At first, John may seem quiet and shy. To the rest of the boys at Milele Home, he is known as the comedian! He is always the designated soccer goalie because no one is better!
Clinton is in his first year of school ever! He is in Year Seven (seventh grade) and in the top ten of his class.
"One particular friendship I forged was with a sixteen-year-old boy in the Milele Home whose name was CD... God instantly linked our hearts together."
"Every story I heard was impactful and full of hope... They inspired me each day I was with them, and they continue to do so while I am back at home."
"Of all the experiences I have had in being generous, there is one experience that chokes my heart the most. In Kitale, when I saw the street children, they were dying for two things. Two very unselfish things. It wasn't money or food. They needed to be SEEN and TOUCHED. They wanted to BELONG to somebody. The second thing was that they had a need to be generous even though they didn't have anything to give. If I gave a child a piece of bread they would break it in half and give it to another. They knew that child needed food also."
"Peter captured my heart from one of the very first interactions I had with him. I do not know what initially drew me to him. Peter would never be one to command attention, in fact, getting him to talk is sometimes a challenge because he is so shy! Looking at how far he has come gives me goosebumps, it is truly amazing!"
Aiden Whisper's Heart For The Milele Home
Aiden Whisper has a heart for Milele Home. Jaden, our son, took a trip with the Aiden Whisper's team to Kitale, Kenya in August of 2018. Jaden came back home from that trip a forever changed young man. For more on Jaden’s experience, visit the story tab and read his life-changing story. Aiden Whisper wants to support his passion with the restoration work God continues doing in each of the boy’s lives.
"You are special in the eyes of the Lord. We are ready to love you, we are ready to care for you, we are ready to give you direction." Pastor Joel
“When you come to my home it will be your home.” Pastor Joel
Co-Founder of Aiden Whisper