News from Kenya January 4, 2012

by MaryO on 2012/01/04 11:48 AM

Dear Friends,

I do wish you all a very fruitful 2012 and continual cooperation with us in the projects we undertake. The Christmas season was wonderful. We had family reunion and also arranged many visits to the old folk in the community. The new year has started and we are now busy thinking about school. At our shop, we are making school uniform and we find the demand for cheaper school uniform higher now than ever.

The Schools have increased the tuition fee and quite a number children from low income families and orphans are stranded.

On behalf of the Consociates, Grandmothers, St. Monica, Marit Women Group and others I wish to convey our sincere thanks to you all for what you are doing to make our projects a reality. This last Christmas was the best for the Widows of St. Monica Women Group. Each one of them received a water tank(3,lts) complete with gadgets for installing it and workmanship paid. I will make a tour to each home, confirm the installation of the tanks and send a report with pictures. Together with the chicken project, they are a very happy lot!

We also want to thank you for the support we got last year for education. With assistance from other sources, we were able to support the following:

1.Berlyl Ogola 10500              2.Sharon Okoth 14,000

3.Winny Ounda 20,000          4. Lea Wabwire 20,000

5.Lillian Odhiambo 20,000    6.Joan Oburu 10,000

7. Modester Achieng 10,000   8.Mary Agumba 7,000

9.Lucy Akinyi 7,000               10. Mary Simbe 20,000

11.Caroline Oyongo 5,000      12 Godfrey Simbe 30,000

St. Lucy’s Raruowa 35,000

The girls with the higher amounts are total orphans. The one boy is at university.

We have received from you for this year 27,000 and will see who to assist.

After discussion, we decided it is better to support a few students enough to keep them at school than give small amounts to many of them.

Our tentative list of priorities is here below:

1. Koliech, 4 large water tanks (5,000lts)    2. Marit Women 16 water tanks (3,000lts)

3. Oriang Pottery 4 water tanks (5,000lts)    5.Kagola Youth farmers- a watering system

6. Marit Women Group – 100 chairs and four tents for hire

Marit Women Group has appeared twice. They support school children by giving cheaper uniform, sanitary towels and pants for the girls. So they need an income generating project.

We also have a new project (Aloys, Serphine and myself), for the support of the elderly.

I will be writing soon giving the accounts for the chicken coops and the water tanks

Peace,

Mary

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