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!
Luke Jakoywa - Project Leader.
Our Endeavor to sustainability of Feeding Program
During lunch any place is the Dining Hall
Wasteful way of fuel - wood fuel