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Oct 2, 2017

Meet our newest arrival, Jeremy

Jeremy
Jeremy

When Margaret first arrived she was so thin and malnourished that we had no idea she was pregnant. After a few days our nurse, Christine informed us that she was indeed very far along in her pregnancy, seven months along in fact. As Margaret had not had any prenatal checkups the first thing we did was take Margaret to the clinic for a checkup and the second thing we did was get her on a good healthy diet. Margaret blossomed during the following two months and last month gave birth to our newest arrival, a beautiful, healthy, baby boy, Jeremy.

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon here in Nakuru, Kenya, so we have a house full of happy, boisterous, healthy children playing with the toys that our visitors and volunteers have brought for them. Did I mention loud! It's such a treat to watch them having so much fun. These kids come from a region where they have little opportunity to go to school. Most test several grades below their age when they first arrive but thanks to the extra tutoring from our volunteers they have a better chance of catching up than the average child.

Our first intake of ladies into our tailoring course have been with us for three months and are progressing beautifully. They are so keen to become professional seamstresses that they have been practicing on the sewing machines all weekend despite the fact that the teacher is off and they are not required to. We're very proud of their dedication and willingness to achieve a better life for themselves and their children.

None of these life-changing opportunities would be possible if it wasn't for you and your continued support for which we are so very, very grateful and blessed.

Asante Sana,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

Mama Margaret and Jeremy
Mama Margaret and Jeremy
Mama Carol and Purity
Mama Carol and Purity
Charity
Charity
Oct 2, 2017

Our newest arrival.

Jeremy
Jeremy

When Margaret first arrived she was so thin and malnourished that we had no idea she was pregnant. After a few days our nurse, Christine informed us that she was indeed very far along in her pregnancy, seven months along in fact. As Margaret had not had any prenatal checkups the first thing we did was take Margaret to the clinic for a checkup and the second thing we did was get her on a good healthy diet. Margaret blossomed during the following two months and last month gave birth to our newest arrival, a beautiful, healthy, baby boy, Jeremy. After a two-week break, Margaret was eager to get back to class. She is particularly enjoying the computer and small business training.

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon here in Nakuru, Kenya, so we have a house full of happy, boisterous, healthy children playing with the toys that our visitors and volunteers have brought for them. Did I mention loud! It's such a treat to watch them having so much fun. These kids come from a region where they have little opportunity to go to school. Most test several grades below their age when they first arrive but thanks to the extra tutoring from our volunteers they have a better chance of catching up than the average child.

Our first intake of ladies into our tailoring course has been with us for three months and are progressing beautifully. They are so keen to become professional seamstresses that they have been practicing on the sewing machines all weekend despite the fact that the teacher is off and they are not required to. We're very proud of their dedication and willingness to achieve a better life for themselves and their children.

We've enjoyed some great volunteers from all over the world over the past several months, coming to us from such far away countries as China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Colombia, and France. Every volunteer brings so much happiness to the children along with their contribution to our training program, whether it's teaching English, training on the computers or keeping the children occupied while mum's in class, every volunteer brings a unique and special gift.

If you are interested in volunteering with us or would like more information please email me at jenniferhughes@springsofhopefoundation.org.

None of these life-changing opportunities would be possible if it wasn't for you and your continued support for which we are so very, very grateful and blessed.

Asante Sana,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

Volunteers Annika from China & Anna from Brazil
Volunteers Annika from China & Anna from Brazil
Anna from Brazil
Anna from Brazil

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Jul 11, 2017

We have a great opportunity coming up this week!

Margaret is such a delightful young girl
Margaret is such a delightful young girl

MARGARET DREAMS OF BECOMING A TEACHER

Many families in Kenya simply do not have the ability to ensure that their children receive a quality education. 

Thanks to your support we are making a difference.  The money that you have donated has helped us help young girls like Margaret receive the education that she would not otherwise receive. Margarets parents are both HIV positive. They have 4 school aged daughters that they are determined to see graduate from high school. To say "it's hasn't been easy for this family" is a rather ridiculas understatement. Mum and Dad support the family by working in the fields during the planting and harvesting seasons for approximately $2.00 a day. As well as paying for all of Margaret's boarding school fees and school supplies Springs of Hope Foundation is assisting the family by renting a 1/2 acre plot of vacant land where they will grow tomatoes and spinach which they will sell to the surrounding community. The success of this, their first years crop is dependant upon the current drought, which is in it's third year, finally breaking.

Our commitment to helping underprivileged children get a decent education is stronger than ever.  A sound education will transform their lives and provide opportunities for growth, and contribution to national development. 

Mark your calendar! GlobalGiving is having a GG Rewards Bonus Day on Wednesday, July 12th, beginning at 9 AM EST, that's 6 AM West Coast Time. All donations will be matched by a 50% bonus. The funds are limited, so donate as early as possible to ensure your gift is matched!  Increase your impact so that more girls like Margaret can acquire important skills and the training they need to succeed! 

Together let's make the education dreams of each of these girls come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give!

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about this program or our other programs, please contact me at jenniferhughes@springsofhopefoundation.org

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our work in Kenya.

Warmest regards,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

 

Keep up the good work Margaret.
Keep up the good work Margaret.

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