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.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fish ponds finished and new classroom started

Tilapia ponds being dug

A start on a new classroom

The tilapia ponds are finished and being filled. Thanks to Bill and Debra Kirby and their friends and church members the children at Kisima will have a high quality source of protein.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wire transfer

Wire transfers go to Kisima three times a year--in March, July, and November. November's was sent yesterday. It's wonderful that Bill Kirby raised $1000--enough money to start the tilapia pond project. Also a truly wonderful friend of mine in Vero Beach sent $1000 and I sent over $1800 that I made making and selling mittens (and at least $550 more is coming). Together with the regular donations from us and from a couple at church it should at least keep the children fed until March. Praise be to God!