Kelvin came to our Timau home in Kenya when he was just a little boy. His mother had died of TB, and he and his little brother had nowhere to go. He approached HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh, begging for a place to stay. The Timau home was at capacity and short on funding, and not in a place to take in 2 new boys. Kelvin pulled Rebecca aside and begged, "if you can't take me, please just take my brother."
We said yes.
While he was living in the Timau home, he developed a passion for cooking. He was always in the kitchen with the house Mamas, helping them in any way he could. Now, he is in his last year of school studying hotel restaurant management.
Through all of this, Kelvin has given back to his community. He visits the HALO Home all of the time to check up on the rest of the boys. He writes Rebecca and HALO thank you letters. He is a leader. This is the ultimate accomplishment of a HALO child. We love seeing a child overcoming the odds, learning their strengths, and giving back to their own community. Kelvin is exactly that, and we could not be more proud of him.