Adoption - Velma Awino Odera

Child number: 52561
Girl, 15 years
Not adopted
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Child from Island of Hope
City, quarter: Ongadi Kajulu Kisumu
State: Kenya
Mother: Eunice Akinyi Odera, birth 1985, Bar maid
Description of the situation: Velma has three older siblings - Domnic Ochieng Odera, Willington Ongoya Odera, Reagan Onyango Odera. The father who was the only family breadwinner died leaving the mother with the children to feed and take to school. After the death of the father, the mother ended up working as a bar maid and the income she gets is very little to provide the basic needs in life to the family. The mother sometimes end up selling her body in exchange of money in order to feed the children. Five people live in a one room rental mud house. They use charcoal for cooking, kerosene for lighting and they gets water from a river. Velma is doing well health wise at present. Because of the living conditions at home she join an orphanage at Island of Hope. In 2024, she should be attending grade 1 at Island of Hope Humanist Mixed Boarding School. She needs support of 1.400 CZK/55 EUR/month (16.800 CZK/660 EUR/year).
Contact: Lilien Linková, , tel. +420 604 995 683

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.

Section of detailed information provides an overview of how this projects works. In case you have already chosen a child from our database, you can also find here all the steps to be taken in order to adopt a child remotely.

You can also provide the adoptive children by health insurance, that covers any medical treatment the child needs during 1 year.

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In case you already are an “adoptive parent”, here you will find complementary information and references for adoptive parents about the whole adoption process.

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