From Struggle to Support: The Ebenezer Journey

My name is Millicent Ainga. In 2019, after the passing of our mother, my siblings and I found ourselves admitted to the Ebenezer Orphanage Home. At the time, I was 10 years old, and my siblings were even younger. While I attended primary school, they were placed in nursery. We were rescued from the slums of Gomongo in Nairobi, where our mother had worked as a casual laborer. There were days when hunger gnawed at us due to the lack of work. With our mother gone, our father struggled to provide for us. Faced with the challenges of earning a living alone in the slums, he sought help.

In 2019, through a church connection, we were taken to Ebenezer. We spent most of our time there due to the scarcity of food and space at home, as well as the need for protection, especially because we were young girls. In 2023, during our holiday visit to Nairobi as required by the government, hunger was a constant companion. We relied on the kindness of well-wishers for food, soap, and basic necessities. Come January 2024, our father couldn’t even afford the bus fare to return us to Ebenezer. Once again, a compassionate Samaritan stepped in to help.

On behalf of my siblings, I express our heartfelt gratitude to the director and all the sponsors of Ebenezer Life Center.