Mar 19, 2019

Our young Women are resilient, strong, and determined to succeed.

Resilient is the first word that comes to mind when describing the five young women who joined our program in January. Despite the unbelievable hardships they have endured during their young lives they are Determined to work hard and make the most of every training opportunity our program offers.

Charity is hearing impaired. She was a healthy child up until age seven, when she developed severe, recurring headaches. She was hospitalised for two months, during which time she lost her hearing completely.  Charity is the youngest child of a family of twelve, she has four brothers and seven sisters. Her father works as a casual field labourer, which is seasonal. Charity remembers her family having to survive on one modest meal a day or sometimes having to go without food altogether when no work was available.

For as long as Charity can remember her mother was ill, tragically passing away when she was just thirteen. Charity says, “life has not been easy, but I am coping. Being accepted into this program has been completely life changing. I had no idea I could learn a trade that I enjoy so much and be able to support myself when I graduate.”

ENJOY A SHORT VIDEO OF CHARITY, SOME OF HER FELLOW CLASSSMATES AND OUR VERY TALENTED AND AMAZING TEACHER MARTHA.

Your generous, ongoing support is helping young women like Charity achieve their dream of becoming independent. You are helping provide these young women with the ability to become self-sufficient and provide a better life for themselves and their families. We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jenniferhughes@springsofhopefoundation.org

With great appreciation,

 

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

CEO

Springs of Hope Foundation

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Dec 24, 2018

Warmest Wishes for a Very Happy Holiday

It is hard to imagine another year has flown by.  My time in Kenya over this year and every year is so productive, which can only happen because of the help of you our supporters.
My special thanks to my husband Bill, whose support is unfailing, and to the incredible work of our hardworking Kenya staff. To our volunteers, how can we all, ever say thank you? You bring us joy and so much laughter. Showing us that we are not forgotten and teach our young mothers that they too through education and being loved can one day be visiting you in your country.
 
I return next year to meet the new students that we take from their world of going without food and medical help and welcome them into our school to begin their education and a world of possibilities. I am continually grateful that I am not on this gigantic journey alone, we all thank you, for being right there with us.
2019,  a year we know, we will continue to face our own challenges with funding and knowing the stories of our young mothers which break our hearts, but we see every single day the differences we are making not only to our girls but to our whole destitute community here, there is a future. 
 
I personally wish you and your family a joyous festive season and a very merry Christmas. I'm so thankful that you are also part of our big family.
 
Warmly
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
Founder/CEO
Springs of Hope Foundation

Dec 22, 2018

Warmest Wishes for a Very Happy Holiday

It is hard to imagine another year has flown by.  My time in Kenya over this year and every year is so productive, which can only happen because of the help of you our supporters.
My special thanks to my husband Bill, whose support is unfailing, and to the incredible work of our hardworking Kenya staff. To our volunteers, how can we all, ever say thank you? You bring us joy and so much laughter. Showing us that we are not forgotten and teach our young mothers that they too through education and being loved can one day be visiting you in your country.
 
I return next year to meet the new students that we take from their world of going without food and medical help and welcome them into our school to begin their education and a world of possibilities. I am continually grateful that I am not on this gigantic journey alone, we all thank you, for being right there with us.
2019,  a year we know, we will continue to face our own challenges with funding and knowing the stories of our young mothers which break our hearts, but we see every single day the differences we are making not only to our girls but to our whole destitute community here, there is a future. 
 
I personally wish you and your family a joyous festive season and a very merry Christmas. I'm so thankful that you are also part of our big family.
 
Warmly
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
Founder/CEO
Springs of Hope Foundation

 
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