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Joy Children's Village

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In 2010, Tree of Lives received a generous gift in partnering with Nazareth Hospital to open the Joy Children’s Village. This orphanage provides unconditional love and quality support to HIV+/AIDS orphans and vulnerable Kenyan children. It is a true Christian family environment, a safe haven of medical care, education and housing.

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The Joy Children’s Village is designed to create a true family for these abandoned children. The "mamas" have been trained to develop an atmosphere of love, support and accountability for 7 to 10 children each. Each family lives in a private apartment, sets goals specific to their family, manages a family budget, and anything else you would assume of a typical American family...even homework around the kitchen table while mom cooks the evening meal.

This model intentionally avoids some of the pitfalls of an institutional model, creating an environment of true love and the human touch one can only draw from being in a caring home.

We have launched the 167 Club sponsorship program to help with the growing costs of medical care, health insurance, and education necessary to raise these children up to be self-sufficient, responsible, compassionate adults.

Please meet our Joy Village families by clicking the links to the left and consider a monthly sponsorship.

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"The Joy Village is an uphill place. An uphill struggle from the first dream - how could we afford the property, how would we build it, how should we run it, how might we sustain support, how, how, how...all the way up the hill. But today, here it is, a city on a hill, where the light of Christ shines high and lifted up." from the journal of Jim Wood, pastor and pilgrim