Oikos (Household of faith)
Oikos was created to impact AIDS/HIV orphans in Kenya. Rather than place orphaned children in an orphanage, the idea of Oikos is for the local family members to rally around the orphans. As families choose to take the children into their homes, Oikos (and the partner organizations) supply the family with goods that will allow them to take care of their new larger family. In this way the orphans grow up in a loving family atmosphere and they have a better chance at a bright future.
Mountain View has had the chance to visit a village where Oikos is currently involved providing school clothes, food, and essentials to a home with four boys. Funds have also been raised toward the drilling of a well for the Hope Station -- a place that provides food, clothing, education, and social activities.