Facts About Child Hunger and Poverty

What you should know about how child hunger affects children’s well-being

Hunger is a problem that most often affects low-income families, because living in poverty means that people are often going without basic needs such as food, clothing, and adequate shelter. In order for a child to have a chance at a bright future, they need to eat healthy meals every day. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized, and they face a higher risk of health conditions because they have weakened immune […]

Sponsoring a Child in Africa

16 Important Questions to Answer

Here at Children Incorporated, we know that sponsoring a child in need is extraordinarily rewarding, so we want to provide you with a guide to walk you through the process. In order to make your decision as easy as possible, here you will find the answers to sixteen of the most common questions we receive about sponsoring a child in Africa. If you still have questions after reading the following, please feel to contact us, […]

Children’s Education and Poverty in 2024

What you should know about how poverty affects childhood education

At Children Incorporated, we believe that education is a way out of poverty for children, both in the United States and globally. Many barriers stand in the way of children receiving an education, from unaffordable school fees and a lack of basic facilities, to discrimination and low-quality instruction. These are often compounded by some cultural practices such as early marriage, as well as by the general preference of boys over girls, both of which make […]

New and Improved Construction in Nairobi

Children Incorporated has supported renovations at the Dandora Center

We recently received a letter from our volunteer coordinator, James, at the Dandora Center in Nairobi, Kenya, who writes to us to express his gratitude for Hope In Action funds that have allowed him to improve and expand the school, which is all to the great benefit of the children we serve there. A letter from James “Dear Children Incorporated, Receive warm greetings from us all at the Dandora Center, and we hope that this […]

Investing in Education and the Future in Kenya

Our volunteer coordinator from the St. John’s Community Center visits our Richmond office

This past July, we had a special surprise at our office in Richmond, Virginia when we received notice that our volunteer coordinator, Peter Njuguna, from the St. John’s Community Center in Nairobi, Kenya, would be visiting. Peter has been a long-time coordinator with Children Incorporated, running our sponsorship program that supports children living in poverty in the Pumwani area of Nairobi. Peter arrived at the office prepared with a presentation in which he discussed the […]

Poverty and Education in Africa

What you need to know about our work helping children and families

In Africa, children living in poverty often face huge hurdles when it comes to getting an education. Often, particularly in the areas where Children Incorporated works in Africa, attending school requires fees for teacher salaries, uniforms, books, school lunches and even the use of a desk. For families who already struggle to make ends meet, sending children to school is often not an option. Even if parents can afford the school fees, impoverished households often […]