Apr 24 2017

‘Unbound gave me hope’

April is poetry month, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing a poem written by someone sponsored through Unbound?

Brigit is a 15-year-old sponsored youth from Kenya. She’s been reciting poems in school since first grade, which helped her develop an interest in writing her own poetry. Once sponsored, her poems were often inspired by Unbound.

“The support from the program has enabled me to see life differently, with a great meaning, thanks to Unbound,” Brigit said.

Brigit’s been sponsored by Karleen from Indiana since 2012. She wrote the following Unbound-inspired poem when she was just 13 years old.

Unbound gave me hope

By Brigit from Kenya

Some years back
When I was born
I knew that life was like a river flowing
But I was wrong

I never imagined
That life was full of disappointments
Until I started losing hope
Hope that was never found

We were very poor
We could take a meal a day
But all I did not know
Unbound was looking for children like us

They came to our homes
Talked to our guardians
Our names were written
And after a few months, we were called to the office

What good luck
I was sponsored, I wrote my first letter to my sponsor
My heart was filled with Joy
And I found my lost hope back again

Unbound gave me education and another purpose for life
They gave us Joy and loved us
How I thank you, Unbound
May the mighty Father rest upon your hearts

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Jordan Kimbrell


Jordan joined the Unbound family in 2011, after completing her master’s in English: Creative Writing from Kansas State University. Jordan is constantly inspired by the hope and creativity displayed by the sponsored members and their families and loves being able to share their stories with the rest of the world. Jordan lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her cats, Mina and Isabeau, and can often be found playing board games with friends.

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