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 Health
 Kenya
Project #9833

Better Health for 100 HIV affected families

by Acres of Mercy, Kenya
Vetted
Jun 10, 2013

Empowerment One Day at A Time

Cross section of the new crop in May
Cross section of the new crop in May

Dear friends and partners,

Since February a lot has happened in the lives of the families we are working with. We are seeing the potential of the project to educate vulnerable children and provide meals for families that need nutritious help.

Updates

1. School Fee Support

The project was able to support two teenage girls in their edcation. 1 girl whose mother is HIV postive was taken to school. The project paid forward her second term school fees, purchased uniforms and helped her secure a place in seconadary school, a great achievement given she is the first girl in their family to get into secondary level education. .

A second girl was also supported to purchase a school skirt (uniform support) 

Total support for this initiative totalled $132. 

2. Greenhouse Replanting- April-Oct 2013 Season

The members of the group were able to work on getting the greenhouse ready for replanting.

The group working in partnership were able to claer the land and prepare seedbeds in readiness for planting of tomatoes.The project managed by Acres of Mercy and the group in a mentoring rel;ationship has taken off and the tomatoes are 62 days old since replanting as at 8th June 2013. 20% of the plants have flowered and there is expectation of fruit development within the next three to four weeks

The total cost for this replanting was $150 including the groups contribution, seeds and nursery replanting kit.

3. Micro Health Support

This is yet to kick off as the group is yet to raise their contribution. We have since kept this on hold so the group can raise their required contribution

4. Savings

Group savings has grown and there are more active members seen in the number of members participating in weekly activities.

5. Passing Gift

Monitoring of this has been a challenge but so far 5 members are ready to pass on animal gifts to other families who are in line. The group leadership will be trained on effective monitoring methods and equipped with monitoring tools.

We want to thank you for the support given this far.

For much more impact on the above we want to ask for you our friends and partners to consider giving at least $500 recurring donations per month on this project over the next 6 months to reach sustainability level.

We thank you again for your continued support

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Organization Information

Acres of Mercy, Kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.acresofmercy.org
Project Leader:
Jimmy Oluoch
Machakos County, Kenya

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