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Dec 30, 2019

Staying healthy & happy during hard times.

Holiday Food Baskets 2019
Holiday Food Baskets 2019

We are so happy that we were able to provide food baskets for many households in the Makindu area. The holiday's are about bringing people together and keeping up traditions. In Makindu, cultural traditions keep people excited and moving forward, especially during hard times. Thank you so much for helping us provide food baskets to the many households that depend on them to keep up their family traditions. The food baskets provide enough food for several days. 

However, rain has taken over again through the plains of Makindu, Kenya right as the harvest season arises. Last year during the rainy season, houses washed away in the floods and some people are still without a home. A lot of food was washed away including the new and ready to harvest plants. This is a crucial time for us to prepare to have to provide food to Makindu Children's Centre before the rain gets even worse. Along with anticipating to have to branch outside of Makindu for food, we are projecting that the prices for grain and feed for the animals will not be going down anytime soon.

The prices for grain and feed have skyrocketed. The animals we have at the Makindu Children's Centre need the grain and feed to survive. We are anticipating having to cover costs for the grain and feed, and the loss of harvest we will come upon as the rainy season approaches.

The source of nutrition that these animals provide helps those with HIV react to their medicines better. But, the best cure for any disease is happiness and security, unfortunately it's really hard to have both when food is tight, weather is bad and HIV has affected so many around. We would love to be able to be prepared for the rough rainy days and potential flooding similar to what occurred last year in the Makindu region. 

Although incredible technology to combat AIDS is coming out, there is still a major need for assistance especially with the uncertain weather conditions upon us at Makindu Children’s Centre.

Asante for your support.

 

Dec 30, 2019

Harvest season and heavy rains are upon us at Makindu Children's Centre

Holiday Food Baskets 2019
Holiday Food Baskets 2019
We are so happy that we were able to provide food baskets for many households in the Makindu area. Thank you!
However, rain has taken over again through the plains of Makindu, Kenya right as the harvest season arrises. Last year during the rain season, houses washed away in the floods and some people are still without a home. A lot of food was washed away including the new and ready to harvest plants. This is a crucial time for us to prepare to have to provide food to Makindu Children's Centre before the rain gets even worse. Along with anticipating to have to branch outside of Makindu for food, we are anticipating that the prices for grain and feed for the animals will not be going down anytime soon.
The prices for grain and feed have skyrocketed. The animals we have at the Makindu Children's Centre need the grain and feed to survive. We are anticipating having to cover costs for the grain and feed, and the loss of harvest we will come upon as the rain season approaches.
As you can see, there is an ongoing need at the Makindu Children's Centre.
Asante for your support. 
Dec 2, 2019

34 GIRLS READY TO ATTEND SECONDARY SCHOOL

Makindu Children's Program (Makindu) is proud to report the expectation that 20 girls we support scored 300+ points on their high school entrance exams last month and thus will qualify for high school. Schools follow the calendar year in Kenya and so these girls will begin high school (called Form One for freshmen) in January. One year of education and basic expenses run approximately $600 a year, or $50 a month. High School goes 4 years bringing the total needed per girl to $2,400.

Sending these girls to high school will be life-changing and transformative for them. Not only will they gain an education, they will also gain social ties with their school community building more lifelong friendships and networks. They will gain self confidence and respect. They will be less likely to fall victim to early pregnancy or early marriage. They will be empowered to give back to their communities.They will be empowered to achieve success. They will be prepared to seek a post-secondary education at college or university. They will be empowered to lead the next generation of women toward a better future.

Makindu is equally proud to report that another 14 girls will be enrolling in vocational school in January. Some of the vocations include accounting, technology, hairdressing and tailoring.  One year of education and basic expenses run approximately $400 a year, or $35 a month. Vocational Programs run 2 years. An end of program exam costs an additional $400 bringing the total needed per girl to $1,200.

Another 250+ little girls will continue their education in primary school. 

In addition to providing all these girls with access to education and opportunity for empowerment, Makindu will continue to provide them all with the basic necessities of nutrition, health and mental care, advocacy and counseling, shelter and support.

Thank you for enabling Makindu to empower so many girls!

 
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