Adoption - Mercy Atieno Onyango

Child number: 51981
Not adopted
City, quarter: Kisumu Rusinga Island
State: Kenya
Mother: Rose Auma Akuku, birth 1971, housewife
Father: Tom Akuku, birth 1951, small-scale businessman
Description of the situation: Mercy is from a large family and she has eight older siblings: Geirge, Peter, Beatrice, Antony, Michael, Moses, John and David. They have three roomed house that have been permanently built. They use charcoal and kerosene for cooking, lamp for lighting and get water from the lake. The father runs a small shop where he sells food stuff. This business is done in the rural area where people pay very little for the services. This makes it hard for him to make a lot of profit or for the business to grow as sometimes he uses all the profit to keep the children in school and has no money left for new stock. It is very hard for him to make a living and meet all needs of the family. In 2020, Mercy is in the Form 3 in High school. The adoption is for 5,600 Kč/220 Eur per term.
Contact: Jiří Štancl, , tel. +420 731 713 099

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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