Accounting for all funds received up-to-date 17.04 .2009
Accounting for every penny donated:
We want to thank you for your contribution which has amounted to 1,765 US Dollars. It is real encouraging to see how little contribution put together makes great difference.
This is how your contribution has been spent:
1.300 Diapers bought for 20 children: 65 US$
2.20 portable toilets bought : 150 US$
3.55 Parents trained in Toiletry skills: 150 US$
4. 6 children school fees paid: 1000 US$
5.1 wheelchair bought: 400 US$
We have so far been able to serve 55 parents and 105 children with disability. We are so far impressed by the positive response by the local community
Our main challenge now is that there are more children with disability coming up for services from us. We are now the main focal point for all disability cases in the district with a population of over 700,000 people. We are overwhelmed by high number of children with disability seeking our services. To date on our Educational Support waiting list are 45 children while for medical Support are 67 children.
We believe with your continued support we shall be able to provide support for these needy members of our community.
Donations Helping the Neediest: 22 years in Bondage
It is sad that a family of 10 has four of its children with disability. Unfortunately, this is a window that has to feed, shelter and cloth her children. This widow, Ms Wangare is living in impoverished condition.
In a remote and isolated village of Munyaka on the slopes of cherangany hills, 35 kilometers from our office, Ms Wangare house looks like an isolated island. Surrounded by deep valleys on all sides. Her four disable children seat around the house each doing his or her own things. The next nearest house is 500 meters away. The children rarely interact with the other children in the community.
For 22 years, Mr. Maina, who has mental retardation and suffers from Epilepsy, has not had any medical attention. His sister Ms Wanjiku 18 years old also with mental retardation and not be given any medical diagnosis. Two other children aged, 12 and 14 have not been taken to hospital to medical care either.
With your donations, we have now been able to take the four children for medical check up and bought medication for epilepsy child. We have the next appointment in the next three weeks to assess educational need for possible placements in special school. Initial assessments show that they have mental retardation though isolation has contributed to worsening their situation. The good news is that, with proper medication and education, they can be useful members of the society and live their independent life. This is the journey that we are undertaking- helping the children finding meaning in life.
We want to appreciate your donation which is helping us to support the neglected disabled children in the rural community. With your support, the four children future is now looking bright. For 22 years, nobody even took Mr.Maina to Hospital for diagnosis.
You have done it first time, keep your support coming and share this with a friend
“This is the happiest moment in my life. For 22 years I have been suffering alone. I had lost hope completetly.May God bless all those who are donating to support my children and others'' Ms Wangare, a widow and mother to four disabled children.
Wednesday to Remember
It was around 3.45PM on Wednesday 14th January 2009 when the vehicle carry wheel chair for Collins arrived at his grandmother home, 70 kilometers from Kitale town. Word had gone round the village that Collins was going to receive a late Christmas and New Year gift, so the community gathered to witness this rare occasion.
Collins was so excited and looked jovial throughout the short ceremony to hand over a modern, more comfortable and portable wheel chair. For long (11year), he yearned to join his age mates in play and school.
The sinyereri village members want in a special way want to thank all of you whose donation has enabled Collins receive a wheel chair which costed US $ 750. We also want to Thanks Handicap International for the continued support.
We look forward to your continued support so that Collins can now join school to start his academic dream.
A wheel chair to take Collins to school
We are grateful for your continued support. Since this project started, we have served 52 children with disability. This week schools have opened. We have paid school fees for those children in special school, and those in normal schools. In total we have supported 25 children with school fees, books and uniforms.
Up to date, 27 children are undergoing toilet training so that they can be admitted to school next year. We have trained 35 parents on toilet use of children and provided them with simple portable toilet kits.
Master Collins is an 11 year old child with physical disability. He walks using the hands and legs. Collins is staying with his grandmother. Last week he lost his dear grandfather whom they were great friends.
After training him on toilet use, Collins is now ready to go to school. We are in the next four weeks hoping he will join an integrated school if we can provide him with a wheel chair. Your continued support is vital to help us purchase a wheelchair costing US$ 300
Your support will give Master Collins a chance to access education.
Happy New Year
‘My name is Lorna, a beneficiary of your donations which is helping me as a blind child to access education. Am writing on behalf of my friends to wish you all the best in 2009. We want you to know that we are very encouraged and inspired by your kind donations through global giving. We receive all that you donate. Remember us in this new year.’
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