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Women of Prayer
Cows and Plows
School Project: We have
sent 2 teams to Kenya to aid in the construction of the Nyabisawa
Junior Academy. The school is being built to help 240
students, but already, the school is getting requests for
registration exceeding 300 children! How is it that we built a
school for 150 current attendees too small?! The construction
is over the hump, with the roof completed and 4 classrooms finished.
We still have 4 more classrooms to complete in the interior and an
adminstrative building, which will house the school's library.
If you would like to make a donation to help us complete the school,
you may send a check payable to HOPE Unites, PO Box 511, Dansville,
NY 14437 and just put a note in with your check that you are
donating to the Kenya School Project. Remember, no donation is
too small. You may also donate online by clicking the make a
donation link. If your church or school would like to "adopt"
a classroom, you may complete a classroom by donating $1,200.
This will entirely outfit a classroom with chalkboards, desks and
chairs, windows and a door. For
pictures click here.
While in Kenya this winter, we were able to begin building a
playground! The impact this made on the children
was almost indescribable. The only swings are located in
Nairobi, nearly 8 hours away! The children at our school have
never experienced swings or teator totters. The first children
to try the swings were some older boys about 13-years old. The
boys were older and very shy; often you would see them covering
their smiles with their hands. When the first boy climbed onto
a swing, he tried very hard to contain his smile. When our
team member, Charlie, pushed him, he had never before experienced
that exciting feeling your stomach gets when you drop quickly.
When the boy swung through the air, the squeels and screams pierced
the air, followed by an excitement and laughter that no one will
ever forget. That inspired the team to build teater
totters. When they were completed, we even had a hard time
keeping the grown men off of them, as the adults had never had
anything like a teator totter in their childhood. It was
precious. We made the teator totters out of things we found in
the area, muffler clamps and wood, concrete and a metal pole.
We only hope that our make-shift teator totters will hold up. We'd
really like to purchase commercial teator totters and slides in
Nairobi and take them to our worksite.
School Uniforms: We
have been in the process have having new uniforms made for all the
children attending our new school. Children having uniforms
means that they can go to school, this is especially important for
orphans, who do not have the funds available to them to purchase a
uniform. If you would like to donate funds to purchase a
uniform, they are just $25.00 per uniform.
Widows: When we
were in Kenya, we quickly realized the extreme hardships caused by
poverty of the local widows. We are working to assist 60 widows in
the community of Suna and we are focusing on helping the most
extreme hardships first, that is, by assisting 20 widows and
stabalizing their situations first before helping the remaning
40 widows. These widows are raising their orphaned
grandchildren. The parents of these children have died from
HIV/Aids and the widows have taken it upon themselves to raise these
children, yet are struggling to do so. With livestock such as
chickens and cows, they are equippped to start a flock helping
them to feed their children; with a cow they can garden and sell
extra milk to pay for the tuition at the local school. By
purchase a hen and a rooster, you are enabling a widow to start a
much needed flock to help her support her orphaned
grandchildren. A rooster and a hen costs just $8.00. The cost
to purchase a single cow is just $100.00. The widows in Suna
need our help in order to produce young people who are physically
strong and have the opportunity for an education. Because Suna is a
desolate area, unfortunately the awesome organization, Heifer
International, isn't close enough to help provide the much
needed support. The great news is, that with your help, HOPE
can assist the widows.
Microlending We are
really striving to change the economic condition in Suna for the
better. We believe if we start a microlending program, where
locals can borrow funds to go to school, start a business (such as
buying a bicycle and starting a taxi service, purchasing a sewing
machine to make clothes etc.) that we can dramatically help people
edge their way out of poverty. If you would like to donate to
this, we would really appreciate your help.
Mission The photo to the right is a picture of
the current school. The children will be moving into our school once
the construction is complete. When that happens, we will be
converting this building back into a medical clinic. The
clinic will serve hundreds of people in the surrounding area.
Here the locals will be able to receive HIV/Aids medications as well
as seek general medical attention.
School: The Nyabisawa
Academy School Builiding Project, the progress is as of February 26,
2006. Pastor Deyahs told us how the people in his village brought a
rock to church every Sunday to help lay the foundation of the
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