Sponsor a Child

Kisima’s director reports that once the children know they have a sponsor they hold their heads higher, have a spring in their step, and show a renewed dedication to their schoolwork. Sponsor a child for $300 per year. Younger students require two sponsors for full support while older students need at least three. The cost of books and exams during their last two years is quite high. Sponsor a teacher for $400 per year. Each teacher needs four sponsors for full support. When you choose or are assigned a child it would be great to write a letter to introduce yourself and include a photo. The kids LOVE to receive photos. Please do not send packages because they may not arrive. The address to send letters and photos is Kisima Academy, P.O. Box 74, Postal Code 50211, Naitiri, Kenya.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sukuma wiki

Jessica and Gloria are picking kale (sukuma wiki). The food crisis is worsening. Last year the food crisis was caused by the election violence, this year by drought. However, Martin reports that there has been rain lately. In fact a storm flattened about a third of the remaining maize.
In other news, Rebecca and Emmanuel took ill and had to be transported to the medical center in the middle of the night. Thankfully they are back home and improving.
I am also thankful that the fish ponds are closer to becoming a reality. Hopefully enough funds will come in to start work on the ponds in a couple of months.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fish pond update and fundraising project

There's been a hitch in the fish pond plans. They will cost more than originally thought and so will be postponed until more money can be raised. If you've been thinking of donating some money this would be a good time!

Here's what I'm doing currently to raise money--making mittens out of felted old sweaters. They're lined with fleece and are really warm. Great for winter walking!