Together We Can Eliminate Poverty

“Ok students, it is time for lunch”, says one of the teachers at Glorious Junior School in Nairobi, Kenya.  The school day was half way over and the students began to line up in a single file line.  Each child was handed a bowl as they gazed upon the shiny oversized rice pot that was steaming on top of the cooking fire.  They recognized the smell and knew that today, like every other school day; they would not be going hungry.

This story happens every day for over 3000 students in the slums of Nairobi.  No Hungry Children has seen a drastic increase in attendance in almost every school since the feeding program began.  For many children, school is the only time in a day they will be fed a meal and eating is one of the only reasons many children even attend school.

The NHC feeding program is a vital part of so many in the slums.  It is a community effort that recognizes and utilizes the gifts of each volunteer on the ground and puts those gifts to use to serve others. It takes so many volunteers to buy food, load and transport food and organize and deliver raw food to the schools.  Our volunteers also divide the delivered food to sustain their school for an entire month.  Later, the food is prepared, cooked and served to the students.  This is a lot of hands at work!


Although many people on the ground keep the NHC feeding program running smoothly, it takes many people here in the States to make NHC a success! We can do far more together than we can apart.

Ways to Help:

1.     Pray! We believe that everything we do is in vein unless the Spirit of God works.  We desire to honor God in all that we do and we want everyone involved in the NHC ministry to be blessed by God and give Him glory


2.     Sponsor a Child - For only $5 a month, a child can eat twice a day every school day. Feeding kids helps break the cycle of poverty and eases the burden on so many families in the slums.


3.     Do you have a gift? – We are always looking for people to walk beside us and use their gifts to impact more children. Maybe you know marketing, website development, or have a network of people that may want to know about NHC? We want to partner with you.

Together we can transform the lives of so many!




Feeding children both physically and spiritually are two foundations for our feeding program in the slums of Nairobi. However, this is no small task.  To feed over 3,000 students every school day takes hard work and dedication from our groups of volunteers on the ground in Kenya, along with the teachers and staff at the schools.  

Each month multiple bags of rice, beans, vegetables, oils and spices are bought at the market in downtown Nairobi.  These products, weighing hundreds of pounds, must then be loaded into several trucks and hauled to a storage facility for weighing and sorting. Once the raw food is divided into appropriate amounts for each school, our volunteers deliver the inventory to be stored on site at each campus for cooks to later make fresh food for their students. 



We commit to feeding students for multiple reasons. First, NHC believes that we are commanded by God to feed the hungry and to help those in need. Most of the students in the slum schools where we serve do indeed come to school each day only because they are being fed.  There are many young children that, in order to earn money to eat every day, do not attend school.  Instead, they rummage through trash dumps looking for scrap metal to sell.  NHC desires to help break the cycle of poverty by removing the “hunger obstacle” that keeps so many kids from going to school and receiving an education. For many children in our program, the meals that NHC provides are the only meals they will eat in their day. 

NHC also believes that meeting physical needs is a doorway to meeting spiritual needs in the lives of children. When we feed students every day at school, they know that they are cared for and loved. This security opens doors for our volunteers to share about the love of Jesus with each student in a personal way.




The impact we have seen in the lives of children has been astounding and every dollar helps our influence to grow. Although we currently serve many schools right now, we have had to place other schools who want to take part in the feeding program on a waiting list.  Our goal is to raise enough support that every school in our communities would have the opportunity to join the NHC feeding program.  This goal can only be reached through the support of people like you.  For as little as $5 a month, you can take part in breaking this vicious cycle of poverty that so many of the children in the NHC program experience.  Please consider sponsoring a child today!



What Does Hope Look Like?

Walking along the dirt covered paths in the Kibera Slums and seeing the great poverty of almost one million people packed tightly within approximately 2.5 square kilometers, it would be hard for anyone to question the lack of hope residence living there might experience.

Some Common Obstacles

The most common life circumstances the people of Kibera face are infrastructural. Only 20% of the entire slum has access to electricity and only two main water supplies provide clean drinking water for the community.  The average size of homes in Kibera are 12’x12’ mud constructed huts on concrete floors. On average, people here earn less than $2 a day, which is a result of the almost 50% unemployment rate adults experience.  With dismal living conditions and the inability to consistently have hygienically stable environments, families living in Kibera often experience sickness and even the death of loved ones.


There is Hope

Many would look at the situation in Nairobi and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. While it is true that overcoming the many obstacles that exist in the slums is hard work- it is not impossible.  There is hope. In fact, Paul the apostle describes present sufferings in the life of a Christian by saying,

“Through [Jesus] we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Believers also have a future promise of hope as described in the book of Peter…

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you…”


Tangible Acts of Hope

No Hungry Children exists to be an agent of hope to some of the world’s most marginalized people.  Every school day, NHC is committed to feeding over 3000 children in the slums of Kenya.  In doing so, through the support of faithful partners, our feeding program has worked to impact the lives of some many in the communities where we serve.

You can join us in being an agent of Hope. It is as easy as clicking the “Sponsor a Child” button at the top of this page.  Providing food is a tangible way to express the love of God to a child. When children come to school to eat, they stay to learn, which helps to break the generational cycle of poverty.  Feeding students physically also opens doors to feed them spiritually. 

Providing hope to a child is one opportunity, if taken, that you will never regret.



When the ball dropped and people cheered the arriving of the new year, many also welcomed new year’s resolutions that would better their lives and hopefully better others in their communities. Exercise and dieting seem to be at the top of many people’s resolutions in 2018 here in the States. However, according to a Google Maps Project, resolutions for some around the world look quite different. For instance, in Japan and Australia, the predominate resolutions were looking for love. People in Russia set greater goals in their education and for those in India, the top resolutions revolved around career goals.



Although setting new year’s resolutions are indeed a tradition around the world, so is failing to keep the resolution. Our great intentions, which are well founded, get pushed to the back burner with work, school, kids and other life circumstances. For many of us, good intentions are not enough in reaching our new year’s goals.  So why even set a resolution?

One reason we set goals is because everyone likes a fresh start. We all have bad habits that we want to change or see things about ourselves that we can improve. The new year is a solid time that gives us a definitive time to make decisions that we believe will help point us in the right direction to better ourselves and those around us.  The well-known 18th century theologian Johnathan Edwards understood that resolutions that are made and kept served to both bring him joy and God glory. He believed in resolutions so much that he didn’t just make one or two, but committed to making and living out 70 well thought out resolutions.  You can find Edwards resolutions here.



One of the ways that helped Edwards keep his 70 resolutions was that he set reasonable goals and depended on God to keep him steadfast. He said:

 "Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.”

This season, when you are working to keep your resolutions, don’t forget…

      1. Ask God for help in setting appropriate goals for His glory and your joy in Him. Do not just make goals on a whim, but resolve for Christ’s sake…

"Not to us Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,  

for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” (Psalm 115:1)


             2. Ask for His help in fulfilling the desires He has given you

             3. If you fall away from your resolution, DON’T Quit. Reevaluate your goals and press into the Lord and friends for help.  You are not in this alone.



In an attempt to gather the top resolutions of people in the States, Twitter gathered info based on user tweets. Among some of the more common goals, one resolution stood out. Out of the top 10, number 4 on the list behind diet, exercise, and making more money was giving more time and support to charities.

No Hungry Children is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya by feeding children who are marginalized in society.  When kids come to school, they are feed twice every school day, which keeps them focused on their studies by attending school on a full stomach.  We currently feed over 3000 children in different schools in the slums of Nairobi. This is no small task as you can imagine, however, it is a fulfilling endeavor that we believe brings joy to people and honor to God.



If you haven’t already made a new year’s resolution, or if you have room for an additional one, we ask that you consider sponsoring a child. It is easy and costs as little as $5 a month. The impact your $5 makes in the life of a child will serve to better families and communities and provide a child with the environment that removes obstacles from receiving an education. It is as easy as clicking the "sponsor a child" button on the top of this page. 


This is one resolution that is easy to keep!

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