Jul 30, 2020

Adjusting to the Times

Picking Up Food for the Family
Picking Up Food for the Family

Life has certainly changed for all of us in the last few months with the corona virus spreading across the world. This pandemic may have changed how we go about living our daily lives, but it has not changed the needs that still exist around the world.

Thanks to you and your generous support to Olalo of Hope-Kenya, plus an amazing micro-grant we received from GlobalGiving, we are still supporting the students in our education sponsorship program…just in a little different way.

When schools in Kenya closed their doors and sent students home to their families, kids lost 2 or 3 meals a day that the schools provided.

Families already struggling to survive now added another mouth to feed and increased the hardships on the entire family.

Thanks to your continued support, we purchased and delivered food to your students’ families to  offset those lost meals and ensure students and families were able to eat. Some students even came by the office to pick up the food before we had the chance to deliver to all of them.

We are so grateful for you! Your dedication to our Education program has expanded in this new direction and now helps ensure students and families have food in their homes during this difficult time. Three food deliveries to each family has taken place so far today.

We do not know how long this situation will continue, but at least we know our students will have access to food and be ready to head back to school once the doors reopen!

Thank you for all your support.

Merry
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

Happy To Be Receiving Food Supplies
Happy To Be Receiving Food Supplies
Getting the Bags Ready to Deliver
Getting the Bags Ready to Deliver
Food Delivery
Food Delivery
Apr 23, 2020

Being ProActive in Oyugis

Masks made locally in Oyugis
Masks made locally in Oyugis

We are so very grateful for your support of Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s Urgent Medical Care project.

Thank You!

Over the years you have responded to the medical needs of the people of Oyugis, Kenya…both young and old!

While the typical medical needs are still being met, we have proactively put some safety measures into place to hopefully fend off the Corona virus from impacting our beneficiaries and staff in Oyugis.

With your support and a generous micro-grant we received from GlobalGiving, we have been able to supply all our current education sponsored students and family members with masks made right in Oyugis.

A local seamstress who has struggled in her business due to the virus has been sewing these masks for us to distribute. We are thankful to offer these safety measures to our folks; and be able to support the local economy by using her services and providing her with an income.

Current law in Kenya mandates the arrest of any citizen outside of their homes not wearing a mask. It is a critical time to be able to offer these masks to not only keep them protected medically, but to keep them from being taken to jail.

You are making this possible! Thank You!

On a side and sad note: Since many of you have followed Felix through his journey with amputation and cancer, I did want to let you know that he has lost his battle and passed away last month. We have not been able to learn the cause of his death as all the final tests showed him cancer free.

Thank you for traveling this road with him; I do know he was so incredibly grateful for the support and prayers.

Nyasaye Ogwedhi!

Merry Broughal
Olalo of Hope- Kenya

More Masks to Distribute
More Masks to Distribute
Apr 21, 2020

Help Beyond the Books...

Life has certainly changed for all of us in the last few months with the corona virus spreading across the world. This pandemic may have changed how we go about living our daily lives, but it has not changed the needs that still exist around the world.

Thanks to you and your generous support to Olalo of Hope-Kenya, plus an amazing micro-grant we received from GlobalGiving, we are still supporting the students in our education sponsorship program…just in a little different way.

When schools in Kenya closed their doors and sent students home to their families, kids lost 2 or 3 meals a day that the schools provided.

Families already struggling to survive now added another mouth to feed and increased the hardships on the entire family.

Thanks to your continued support, we purchased and delivered food to your students’ families to  offset those lost meals and ensure students and families were able to eat. Some students even came by the office to pick up the food before we had the chance to deliver to all of them.

We are so grateful for you! Your dedication to our Education program has expanded in this new direction and now helps ensure students and families have food in their homes during this difficult time.

We do not know how long this situation will continue, but at least we know our students will have access to food and be ready to head back to school once the doors reopen!

Thank you for all your support.

Merry
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

 
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