Mohammad Abere Needs Help To Care For 15 Orphans

In the photo from left to right are:
1.Samuel Gichaba(Hussein)
2.Jared Morebu(Salim)
3.Wyclif Nyaunga(Hassan)
4.Jefferson Ogwoka(Ismail)
5. Brother Charles Abere (Mohammad Abere)
6.Kodeck Mokaya(Ayub)
7.Brian Omwega(Musa)
8.Eric Ogwoka(Ibrahim)
9.Gibon Ogori (Ali)
They are all orphans of Richard, the late eldest brother of Brother Mohammad,e for the brother himself and Ibrahim, who is the orphan or Brother Mohammad's late cousin. He has a sister named Kerubo. Both are under the brother's care.

The rest of the orphans (including Kerubo) are: 
Michael Magati(Kassim)
Onesmus Osoro Bosire(Abdullah)
Moffat Achoka Bosire(Bilal)
Rehema Kwamboka(Rahma)
Christine Kerubo
Emily Gitebi
Norah Bonareri
These are the family orphans including those in Mombasa and the two girls who usually don't feature in photographs with boys.

Brother Mohammad's own daughter is named Mariam.

In total there are 15 orphans and the Brother's own daughter.

A drive with photos and videos of what is mentioned 

Contact Information for Mohammad Abere:
+254 720 782114
[email redacted]

Salamun Alaikum everyone and Ramadan Mubarak!

My name is Meesum Zaidi (a student from NYC) and I'm hosting this GoFundMe page for my dear friend Mohammad Abere (aka Charles Abere) from Kisii, Kenya. I met the brother online via Facebook in August of 2019 and since then he's shown me how sincere he is. Unfortunately he's been afflicted with poverty all while being the sole man in the house of 9 orphans (8 boys and 1 girl) of his late brother Richard who died in 2008, his mother and his own daughter. Brother Mohammad also has to take care of 4 other orphans and widow of his other late brother, Hussein (aka Denis) who died of cancer on January 28 of this year. Currently, this orphaned family including the elder brother's daughter are in Mombasa and are without support, unfortunately. Brother Mohammad can't even provide meals for the family with him let alone send support to the other family.

Brother Mohammad Abere used to be a science teacher in Nairobi and also partook in Islamic education there. Eventually his school was closed down because he couldn't afford the rent arrears and he was out of job starting November 2019. He continuously tried to find a job in Nairobi but couldn't do so. He tried to reopen his small school, but he had no aid to do it. After facing the demise of his older brother, Hussein, he continued to try to find work to support the now orphaned children and widow.

To no avail he sought aid and of what little I could gather from friends and family I did what I could in my limited capacity as a student in debt. He tried to go to the Islamic centers in Nairobi such as the Jaffery Islamic Center but he was turned away due to security reasons because no one knew him and the situation in Kenya is dire for them. He was able to go to a smaller center and make friends there and even found a teacher, but since the virus outbreak he wasn't able to engage in studying with the teacher.

I met him through Facebook as he was curious about the path of Ahlulbayt (a). Unfortunately he was being deterred by the language used in the post we met under, but after I provided some clarification, he kept an open mind and on his own Alhumdolillah he accepted the path of Ahlulbayt (a) on November 12, 2019 after accepting Islam in 2006 and originally being Christian. His village is majority Christian and the church provided for his family with food while Brother Mohammad himself was in Nairobi, but ever since he spread the message of Islam to his mother and orphans, the church stopped their aid. The people of his village unfortunately don't follow the principles of Christianity and support the poor without bias as they should. There's a lot of discrimination faced by him because of his conversion and he's faced even more struggles because of his poverty when his family was ill and he couldn't afford care for his late brother.

He ended up being kicked out by his landlord in Nairobi in the beginning of April 2020 and moved back in with his family and resolved to start husbandry for a living with the small land that his family has. Unfortunately, the crops he's planted haven't sprouted yet so there's no food from that yet either. He's growing tea leaves and bananas which take months to grow. If he gets money he is planning on buying a bigger piece of land so that he can grow sugarcane, vegetables and more tea leaves to be able to provide for his family. Him and the older children are hard at work on the land daily.

He shies away from asking and when he does, it's heartbreaking to know I can't do anything to help him. This page will surely be of great help and all the assistance will be greatly appreciated.  All the proceeds will go to him. May Allah SWT reward you all for reading this and considering your support.

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  • Anonymous 
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    • $300 
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    • $95 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Syed Zaidi 
Organizer
Staten Island, NY
Charles Abere 
Beneficiary
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