Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans

by Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans
Clean water and improved health for 1000 Kenyans

Project Report | Jan 6, 2023
Food Crisis in Kenya

By Lynne Smith | Trustee

Our cooks
Our cooks

The Mustard Seed Project (MSP) has once again been able to provide the children of Miche Bora Nursery and Primary School with morning porridge and a well balanced midday meal for another year. because of the kindness and generousity of our donors, but the situation in Kenya has deteriorated substantially. Inflation is extremely high driven by severe drought and by the war in Ukraine. We know our families are poor and sometimes need extra help to feed their children, particularly during the school holidays. UK  trustees visited for the first time since the pandemic during the Autumn of 2022 and our founding trustee, Rita, said she had never seen such need as there is now. For the many years she spent two seperate months in Kenya with her husband Geoff. I was in Kenya with her for the last two weeks of her month long visit in November. We heard from Harry, a retired and much respected Elder and great friend of Rita's husband and of MSP, of villages where all the animals had died and people were starving. We heard of two suicides of relatives connected to staff at our school who had found life so impossibly difficult and hopeless that they had given up. We have increased salaries for all our staff who were struggling themselves to meet increased costs. Our food bill has risen by at least 40% and is still rising. The mother of one of our families was on the verge of starvation herself tryng to feed her children, and had no milk for her baby. Luckily MSP found out and was able to step in and provide basic meal and beans and a small amount of short term financial help. We were already giving her food support during school holidays. 

Please  continue to support us. Your donation can make a huge difference to someone's life. We know we cannot change the world but we can make a difference in a small part of it. Our children may be poor but they are healthy and  learning well because of our feeding programme. I spent a little time with our hardworking cooks and saw the children at lunch too. I was impressed by the meals i saw and with the care taken with meals for the few children with special dietary needs. I learned that Siti, a very poor mother who had also taken responsibility for a child with very special needs, not her own, had been asked if she would like the job of buying fresh produce from the market, a job which the cooks had had to share previously. Rita said that her gratitude for this chance to earn a small amount of money was close to heartbreaking. (MSP had previously found a sponsor for the education of the child with special needs). I met Siti - what a wonderful woman to have so little but give everything she can.

You have made a difference. More than ever we need your support to feed our families in this time of ever rising food prices. Please help us to keep our children healthy.

  

Queuing for lunch
Queuing for lunch
Food for special dietary requirements
Food for special dietary requirements
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Mustard Seed Project (Kenya)

Location: Peterborough - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Rita Fowler
Peterborough , Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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