Adoption - Irene Atieno Onyama

Child number: 50690
Not adopted
City, quarter: Kisumu Rusinga Island
State: Kenya
Mother: Eunica Adhiambo, birth 1978, dressmaker
Father: Nyerere Onyama, birth 1963, died
Guardian: -
Description of the situation: Irene was born on July 12, 1998. She lives on Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria. Her father died in 2005 and she is looked after by her mum who is a dressmaker. She has two younger brothers: Cyril and Peter (in the adoption program No. 51535). Their adult cousin Linet also lives with them. Their average monthly income of 1,500 Ksh has to cover the rent of the house (500 Ksh), their cost of living and school for children. All five of them share one room. They use wood and charcoal for cooking, oil lamps for lighting and they get their water from the lake. Irene has no health problems. She needs a new sponsor in order to study, the school fee is 220 EUR/ 5.600 Kč for a trimestr.
Contact: Jitka Baloušková, , tel.

The project of remote support „Adoptions of African children“ mediates an access to education for poor Kenyan children without pulling them out of their natural environment and community. This project has been running since 2002 and has helped more than 3500 children. School fees at primary school are CZK 7200 (€300) / year, and at secondary school, college and orphanage are CZK 16800 (€660). The payment can also be broken down into multiple instalments.

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