Oct 26, 2021

FEEDING - A GREAT MOTIVATOR TO STAY

Bulk Food Purchase - Feeding Program
Bulk Food Purchase - Feeding Program

Apart from ensuring that we strive to pay our 53 staff within the two counties - that is Kisumu and Nairobi where we operate, Feeding Program continues not to be an option but the only means through which we can keep these children in school otherwise majority will go back to the street scavenging for food in the gabbage dump or dustbins and the result will be no future for them! 

Sheepcare in its endeavour to give a needy child hope has continued to provide food to its population of over 400 children with hot lunches and breakfast. Sometimes for the very needy cases we have provided food supply to their guardians. Feeding Program is among our major budget item where we need Kes 200,000 (US$2,000) to meet the monthly budget if we are to give a balance diet necessary for the child development. 

It has always been our vision to get involve in agricultural production of food crops needed for our feeding program like Maize and Beans. Towards this, we have acquired about 3 acres of land in Kisumu county which we intend to use to plant the necessary food crops that will reduce our budget requirement to almost 30% of the current total. Cheap labor will be provided by the very beneficiaries. 

Already we have a dam which has water throughout the seasons which can make us produce the crops anytime throughout the year. Our need is to do irrigation from the dam to the agriculture land which need a budget of about US$2,000 to help in piping, ploughing and purchasing of irrigation equipment. This will be possible once and subsequently we would save 70% of our monthly budget which we hardly meet for the past months.

Through your giving and also a grant we got in July from AirBnB, we have managed to feed the children well but we MUST look for a sustainable way of keeping the feeding program going.

Our appeal to you is to help us once and for all to grow our own food and that will be a great  way of ensuring Sheepcare grow and fulfil its vision of tranforming poor communites. If each one of you sacrifice only US$100 per month, we would meet Feeding Program budget easily. I sincerely appeal to you to come to our aid and let the children be kept in school 

Attached is some pictorial evidences!

Best Regards,

Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.

Our Endeavor to sustainability of Feeding Program
Our Endeavor to sustainability of Feeding Program
During lunch any place is the Dining Hall
During lunch any place is the Dining Hall
Wasteful way of fuel - wood fuel
Wasteful way of fuel - wood fuel
Sep 10, 2021

NORMALCY DESPITE COVID-19 NEW NORMALS

Delivery of Sanitary Towels for Girls
Delivery of Sanitary Towels for Girls

The threat of COVID-19 to completely close us down is now over and things are returning to normalcy despite the fact that we are living under the new normal. We have continued to assist our girls by giving them lifeskills through crotcheting training, provision of sanitary towel, counselling and free provision of clean water for both domestic and drinking as well as food through our Feeding Program. During the reporting period between May and September 2021, we have provided them with sanitary towels, food, lifeskills and counselling. Feeding program is an ongoing provision since the resumption of schools from January 2021 upto now.

As a result of these we have not experienced any drop outs and infact girls are the majority in both primary and secondary schools. Despite this fact, they are still the most vulnerable unlike boys hence our concern and appeal that our supporters and donors help us continue to give them incentive to complete school. If we can get regular monthly givers, it will be assured way of their successful completion.
We therefore sincerely appeal to our donors to come in generously to help us meet a target of US$15,000 during the forth coming GlobalGiving fundraising campaign starting from 13th - 17th September 2021 begining from Monday the 13th. Any money given upto $50 will be matched 50% by the GlobalGiving. This means if we raise $10,000 then we will earn $5,000 more so long as we give in $50 or less. We target 200 donors who will each give $50. Please be part of these and mobilize your friends to help us do the same.
Crocheting Skills continues
Crocheting Skills continues
Food as important incentive
Food as important incentive
Girls are the majority
Girls are the majority
Jul 26, 2021

STABLE STAFF KEY TO TRANSFORMATION

A board member giving tips with some staff
A board member giving tips with some staff

No institution can be greater than its staff!

Good staff is retained by consistent remuneration and other general incentive. Staff retention has been and is still our major challenge. We have put some measures in place to ensure that we consistently and on time pay our Staff. Such include but not limited to the following;

1. Retaining some percentage from our internal sources of income from our normal weekly expenses.

2. Identifying some of or local donors and appealing to them to be active in monthly giving, which we have not yet succeeded very well.

3. Starting some other income generating project, a case in point is beginning a purified water business branded Milele as a full fledged business wing separate from our non profit activities.

4. Continue to participate in Little by Little campaign to help boost our income from generally our low income donors.

This endeavours are still struggling and have not born any fruit, however, in the beginning of July 2021 we received a grant from Airbnb to put into use for a project of our greatest impact. This news gave alot of encouragment to our staff members for the possibility that the deficit we have every month fior staff remneration may be eased out.

We intend to find the most appropriate Income Generating Projects to dedicate the proceeds to staff remuneration. This will help us meet the staff deficit pay and assist in helping retain the staff. The impact of this will be sterling performance for our schools and great motivation to the staff to perform and work hard thus helping us transform our community.

Remember retaining the staff is also providing job and livelihood to 53 members of the society and ensuring a future for over 400 students and pupils under our care. These pupils will complete their schooling as they are given quality education and provision of food thus making sure that they complete school and get absorbed as responsible citizens in the society.

Your continued support and mine is crucial. Please share our story with your friends, family and networks as help us to fulfill our vision of poor communities transformation.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Luke Jakoywa.

Director and some staff during graduation
Director and some staff during graduation
 
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