Betty is a student at the International Hotel and Tourism Institute, located in Kileleshwa in Kenya. Growing up at Cheryl’s Children’s Home, Betty received key nutrition and health services to ensure her well-being. As a recent graduate, and as the smile on her face indicates, Betty is an eager learner and is realizing her academic potential because of your gifts to 4:13.  Her classes include conference & banqueting strategies, menu planning, and world kitchen theory.  Betty shares that she most enjoys the practical application of these courses that involves eating the delicious meals they plan.  Her ambition in life “is to be an executive chef in a seven-star hotel.”


Francis has been supported by 4:13 since its inception. As a resident of Cheryl’s Children’s Home, he received the necessary health care and emotional/social/spiritual encouragement that inspired his application to higher education. A medical emergency interrupted Francis’ study, and thanks to your donations, the necessary surgery was successfully performed. Now 4:13 is providing Francis with the needed support to attend the University of Nairobi as well as the practical internships required through this field of study. Your financial gifts are enabling this motivated young man to reach his goal of becoming a Hotel Manager so that he can achieve adult independence and encourage other orphans to move from poverty to possibilities!