Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya
Apr 15, 2013

The Borehole was a Dream

Sometimes we like to dream big.

So, we started dreaming of drilling a borehole in one of the farms we work on in Mombasa, Kenya in an area known as LungaLunga.  This land is 50 acres large and has so much potential for maize, sorghum, potatoes, melons, and all sorts of amazing things to grow.  But, year after year, trial after trial, our crops fail because the rains never come and when they do come, they are just not enough. 

The dreaming began and we decided that we couldn't just dream...we needed to act.  So, this year, we sent funds to our friends in Mombasa to start drilling a borehole that will provide water and nutrients for the plants we want to grow on the land.  The borehole is being dug, friends.  It is happening!  It really is happening.

I find it hard to believe the things that a small organization takes on sometimes.  WHAT in the world made us believe we coudl get a project that costs close to $20k done when we have all the expenses of medicine, food, school fees and supplies, medical equipment, and livestock to deal with?  I think the reason we believe we can do this is dual - faith and hope.  We have the faith to believe that the project will work.  We also have the faith that people will give because they care.  And, we have the faith that the project will be successful and that many, many children will receive good veggies and fruit due to this generosity and hard work.  Where does hope come in?  It is seen all over the faces of tired mothers who want to feed their little ones well, who work hard to provide for their families but yet, cannot affort a tomato.  It is in the handshakes and hugs we receive when we visit - the hope that their children will have a better, more healthy future than they did.  How in the world couldn't we keep that hope alive? 

Well, thanks to you and to so many others, we are doing it.  We are getting that borehole dug, friends, and soon, I'll send you a photo of it, producing water on the scorched land.  Thank you for caring.  Thank you for being part of a dream. Thank you for helping our faith grow and for keeping hope alive.

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