Christopher kilimi, 19 years old is an orphan with 6 siblings. He comes from MAUA, Meru, Kenya. He lost both patents and Christopher is the head of the family. He is in his first year with ZOE ministry – an organization that empowers and gives hope to orphans in Africa.
“Before i joined ZOE, i used to be a beggar but now i can no longer beg. I own this farm. I have employed two workers. I am able to sent my other siblings to school,” narrated Christopher.
Christopher is a member of Blessing ZOE group. ZOE’s emphasis is on food security, health and hygiene, children’s rights economic empowerment, making disciples of Christ, HIV/AIDS awareness among other things.
Christopher’s farm is all green and uses modern methods of farm. It has a variety of crops at different levels
When asked about his dream Christopher had this to say, ” i want to have a big house for my family, a car like that one (pointing at a ZOE 4×4 Toyota Hilux) and marry”.
The orphans have individual and group projects and they assist each other when need be. This day, they were assisting Christopher to apply organic manure in his farm
Christopher’s prepared flesh green maize from his farm for the team to eat.
Just in less than a year with ZOE, Christopher is no longer a beggar but has enough for himself and his siblings. Thanks to ZOE
ZOE, indeed empowering orphans in Africa and giving them hope.
By Mercy Chikhosi Nyiromgo