Meet the Rehoboth Children
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Kelvin is the first and oldest child of Stephen and Jane. He is the big brother to all the children and acts as Stephen’s right hand man in running the home. You can catch him delegating daily chores to the children and playing soccer with all the children during his free time. He is currently gearing up to enter secondary school.
Purity lost her mother to AIDS and with no father to speak of, her grandmother stepped in to help. Because her grandmother worked as a prostitute within her village, Purity was often the victim of her own grandmother’s business and endured a history of sexual abuse. Eventually her grandmother was unable to provide for Purity’s basic needs and the Njoroges in partnership with Beloved International adopted Purity in April 2011.
Agnes lost her mother to AIDS. After suffering repeated abuse at the hands of her own alcoholic father, Agnes eventually lost him to AIDS as well. She and her little brother, Wilson, bounced from orphanage to orphanage. They were adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in December 2010. She loves to be around Mama Jane and helps her with all kitchen, cleaning and cooking duties.
Patricia lived with her single mom and sister, Jane. When her mother died from AIDS, Patricia and Jane went to stay with their uncle. Living far below poverty, their uncle could no longer care for them. Patricia was adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in December 2011.
Harun was 4 years old when his mother died from AIDS. Soon after, his father was sent to prison for raping Haron’s older sister. Haron and his brother lived with their grandparents, but often went without food. Haron developed an interest in school because he would often receive more food from school than at home. In December 2010, Haron was adopted by the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved Internatiional.
Mary is the second child of Stephen and Jane. She can be found running through the home with her infectious personality and fun-filled giggle. Mary is always one of the first to embrace the girls and to make anyone feel like they've arrived at home.
Wilson relied on his older sister, Agnes, as his only family after losing both parents to AIDS. With relatives unable to provide for either of them, Wilson and his sister moved together from one orphanage to the next until the Njoroges in partnership with Beloved International adopted them in December 2010.
Daniel never knew his father because his mother was never married. However, when she passed away from AIDS in 2010, he was sent to live with his grandmother. Unable to care for him any longer, Daniel was adopted by the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in October 2011.
Margaret is the third child of Stephen and Jane. Although she is shy, you will often find her joining in on the fun in the fields whether it's playing with the other girls or hanging with mama Jane in the kitchen.
Clement lost his mother to AIDS in 2011 and was the only child to a single mother. He lived with his grandmother but she was unable to provide for his daily needs. After hearing about Beloved Rehoboth Chidren’s Home, she believed if Clement could be a part of Beloved Rehoboth Children’s Home he would have a better future. Clement was adopted by the Njoroges in April 2012.
After losing Jael's mother to AIDS, her father locked her and her younger brother Clinton, in a shed before abandoning them. They were rescued by a passerbyer and she was adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in October 2011. Although she and Clinton reside from Mount Kenya and hold a different lingual dialect, they have been able to communicate with their new brothers and sisters well and were able to transition quickly into the home.
Brian was 2 years old when his mother died from AIDS. To survive, he and his older sister were forced to roam the rough streets of Mbushi begging for food. They were later shuffled into Kenya’s government-run orphanages. In December 2010, Brian was adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International.
Barnabas is the fourth child of Stephen and Jane. He is by the far the friendliest and jolliest child in the home. You can often find him hanging with Clinton exploring the yard for new creatures to bring back home.
When Veronica was only 2 years old, her single mother passed away from AIDS. After eight years of living with her grandmother, Veronica’s grandmother could no longer provide adequate care for her. The Beloved Rehoboth family learned about Veronica’s predicament because they all live in the same neighborhood and she attends the elementary school with several of the Beloved Rehoboth children. She was adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in August 2012.
Jane lived with her single mom and older sister, Patricia, until her mother died from AIDS. She and her sister went to live with their uncle in a small mud hut. Living with a polygamist family, Jane and her sister lacked a traditional mother since the death of their own mother. When her uncle could no longer care for them, the two sisters were adopted into the Njoroge family in December 2011.
Clinton and his older sister, Jael, lost their mother to AIDS. Soon after, they were locked in a shed and abandoned by their father who had contracted AIDS as well. Not having eaten for days, they were rescued by a good samaritan. The Njoroge family adopted Clinton in partnership with Beloved International in October 2011. Although Clinton had endured a traumatic childhood, he learned how to smile again once he came to the home and befriended Barnabas.
Judy was adopted by the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in August 2012. In the past four years, Judy has lost both of her parents to AIDS. Since that time, Judy and her three siblings have been scattered to different families. Their grandmother could not handle the burden of raising them so the Beloved Rehoboth family took Judy into their home.
Mary Wanjiru is the half sister of Veronica. After their mother passed away from AIDS, both were forced to live with their poor and single grandmother. However, after 8 years of caring for her granddaughters, she was unable to provide adequate care for them. When the Beloved Rehoboth family learned of their predicament, they welcomed both of them to be a part of their family. She was adopted into the Njoroge family in partnership with Beloved International in November 2013