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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

It has been very dry at Kisima. The cows eat nappier grass and there is none to be had. Martin has had to buy feed in Kitale. The dry weather has also made it impossible to plow the fields. Everyone is praying for rain.
The second photo is of the new children at Kisima . The school year started with 20 new children making a total now of 161.

Monday, January 17, 2011

And one more makes five!

This fine-looking calf was born yesterday to the delight of all at Kisima.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One more cow makes four

Here's the new cow bought with funds from Shiloh United Methodist Church in Kokomo, Indiana. Heartfelt thanks to them! There are now four cows to provide protein, calcium, and other nutrients for the children.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New school year

The new school year starts this month. The fifth graders are happy to have new textbooks and a new classroom.