Thanks for supporting our fish farming project in Kenya to feed almost 1,000 vulnerable school children across two schools! The success of this project is due to you.
Your recent donations have been applied to growing crops for fish feeds. Fish feeds are not readily available for purchase in Kenya. Being entrepreneurial, our partner in Kenya makes their own feeds for their ponds! The crops for the feeds include moringa, maize stalks, and sunflower seeds. These inputs and others are ground into a flour which is then formed into fish pellets. Our partner is looking to increase production of fish pellets so that they can be sold to other small-scale fish farmers. These sales will generate small revenues for the schools.
Thank you for making a difference to the communities we partner alongside. Your donations, in any amount, move us forward and are appreciated! Thanks for your consideration!
Thanks for supporting our fish farming project in Kenya to feed almost 1,000 vulnerable school children! Your funds built a fishpond. You made it possible to stock the pond with fish fingerlings. You supported the purchases of inputs to make fish feeds. The success of this project is due to you.
See how the fingerlings have grown. So have the children who now enjoy fish on a weekly basis. Fish is a nutritious source of protein. Serving fish one time per week improves the nutrition and health of our partner’s children. As Collins says, “We all love fish suppers. It’s special. I used to live on the streets of Maua before I came to Nchiru Children’s Village. It was a hell. We slept in empty food sacks and searched for discarded food. People in the village called us names. Now, I have a home and a school. We have healthy and clean food here. I no longer worry about where to find food. I am thankful.I am really working hard to brighten my future and make my school proud. I believe I will make it in life. One day, I want to be a teacher. I want to help other children like me who still live on the streets.”
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the children we support. We’re hoping to wrap up this project during the GlobalGiving Little by Little Matching Campaign this week. As a ‘Superstar’ partner to GlobalGiving, we’re eligible for bonus funds! Your donations, in any amount, move us forward and are appreciated! Thanks for your consideration!
We are grateful for your support!
New Fish Pond with Banana Trees and Sweet Potatoes
Thank you for your support last year which helped build a fish pond at Nchiru Children's Village in Meru, Kenya! What a difference you made to almost 1,000 orphaned school children and young adults who live and study on site! Fish is an important source of protein. You're making it possible for fish to be served one time per week to these children and young adults. This is a real treat!
Fish and sweet potatoes? Yes! The bottom of our fish pond is covered with a liner. Hundreds of sweet potato plants hold the liner in place on the sides (see photos). So this is a win-win for the children. Sweet potatoes are nutritious, a great source of vitamin A and other minerals. They’re also delicious!
Why is this important? For our partner, the largest budget expense for almost 1,000 orphaned school children and youth is.... food. So East African Children’s Fund focuses on supporting our partner's food budgets and farming programs so that these children can stay in school. For the communities we work with, it's a struggle to cover both expenses: feeding children and paying for school fees.
Thank you for your support! You've made a real difference to these children with this fish pond! We remain deeply grateful! Wishing you all the best in 2019!
Thank you for supporting our partner’s fish farming program which serves more than 900 school children and youth with a weekly serving of fish. Children and youth from fourteen different tribes live and study together as brothers and sisters at Nchiru Children’s Village. It turns out that fish is a culturally neutral food and is enjoyed by everyone. What a treat!
Your donations purchased additional fish feed inputs: fish meal, sunflower seeds, cassava, wheat bran and soy bean meal to sustain this fish farming program in Kenya.
East African Children’s Fund is grateful for your support! Thank you!
When Lydia was 6 years old, her job was to watch the few family goats in northern Kenya. Every day she also watched her brother walk to and from school. This made her feel sad because she wanted to go to school, too. However, her only parent, her mother was unable to raise the school fees to educate two children. Luckily, Lydia’s mother heard of our partner’s work and Lydia joined Nchiru Children’s Village in 2009. Now, Lydia is a high school student who says, “I am actually determined to study well and to achieve my goals and be able to help other children who are struggling.”
Jonas became a street boy at the age of 10 after the death of his parents. He slept in cardboard boxes in the cold at night and searched for discarded food. Today, Jonas is in 6th grade and writes “I am really working hard to brighten my future and make my school proud…I believe I will make it in life. I would like to become a civil engineer in the future so that I can make a difference in life and change the face of my family.”
Thank you for making a difference to 900+ school children and youth
Thank you for making it possible for these young adults to stay in school to pursue their dreams. With your funding, our partner is expanding their fish program to feed fish to the 900+ children and youth at their schools and, as the project develops, to sell fish as a small source of revenue for the organization. Your donations were used to purchase fish cages and nets and to buy the components for fish feeds (shrimp, wheat bran, sunflower seeds, soybeans, millet and maize) which are ground and formed into pellets. Thank you for sustaining this fish program and for making a difference to the school children and youth who benefit from it!
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