Welcome home, Stella & Enny. We have only just met you, but we love you unconditionally already. Your story is not unlike the other children already living in Arise Home, so you need not be ashamed of where you came from. We know that life has been hard for you. For years, you both have built up walls that no 13-year-old or 10-year-old girl should have to build. You were abandoned, and therefore had to learn at a young age to survive on your own. The days of not knowing where your next meal was coming from are far behind you. Within the walls of Arise Home, you are safe. You are free to be a child – a privilege we take for granted. You will have brothers and sisters that understand where you have been and soon, they will feel like family to you. Your house mothers – Oh Stella & Enny – you have never met such wonderful women in your little lives! They are incredible. The Lord has blessed them with hearts that are overflowing with love for you already. They will hold you when you are scared, and be patient with you while you figure out your new surroundings. They will cook hot meals for you to help you gain weight, and remind you to take your medicine to nurse you back to health. In Arise Home, the Lord has taken multiple broken fragments, all pieces with different backgrounds & tragic stories, and He has showered them with grace & redemption. He has created a masterpiece of a family. Enny & Stella, this is the beginning to the rest of your sweet lives. You will be given every opportunity to thrive, and we are excited to walk alongside you to see what the Lord has in store for your future. You are dearly loved. And you are finally home!
We are in search of sponsors for both Stella & Enny! Sponsorships begin at $50/month. We need a total of 7-8 sponsors for each girl.
Sponsorship includes all expenses for them to live in the Arise Home, and attend an incredible private school where they will be brought up to speed for their grade level. Sponsors receive frequent letters from their child, along with photos & progress reports from the housemothers. If you feel moved to sponsor one of these girls, please contact Alissa at Arise Africa to easily set up your sponsorship: email@example.com.
Stella is 13-years-old. Her father passed away years ago, and her mother was left to care for her. In January, Stella’s mother informed us that because of her deteriorating condition with HIV, she was no longer able to work. Therefore, she was no longer able to afford their rent or food. Her only solution was to move to a remote village where relatives could look after as she rapidly declined in health. Fortunately, Stella was in Arise Africa’s child sponsorship program, and a sponsor paid for her school fees. She was also receiving one hot meal a day at school.
Stella has battled illness, and takes herself to the clinic for her medicine and checkups. A good samaritan from the community took Stella into their home during the 1st week of February. Although she has a place to stay, the only meal she receives is from school, and her health will decline if not given proper nutrition. Stella will move into the Arise Home in mid-May to have her needs met.
Enny is 10 years. When Enny's father passed away, her mother moved to a remote village. She left Enny in the village so that she could still receive an education through the Arise Africa child sponsorship program. Unfortunately, her mother disappeared. Enny has been fending for herself since last December. On the first day of school this year, Enny was homeless. An immediate, temporary solution was needed. The school janitor, who is a widow with 6 children, took Enny in. She was struggling to care for her children, and was elated when the opportunity arose for Enny to move into Arise Home. Enny is humble and polite, and is also very hardworking and responsible. While at school, she is continually focused on getting good grades. Her favorite subjects are Math and English. Her favorite color is pink. One of her favorite things to do is jump rope.
To sponsor one of these children for $50/month or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.