March 10, 2019
We started the day with a nice walk through the village to see the newly repaired and painted Nyangajo Bridge. Many people have died trying to cross the river so with the help of Pat Romerman who designed the bridge (picture on the left) and the MacPhail family financed its construction, people in the community can now cross safety.
March 09, 2019
This Kenyan elder mama had never worn shoes in her life. Today she receive her 1st pair of shoes thanks to the generosity of the Anderson family who have been donating for shoes in Kenya for many years. Thank you so much Julie and family your gift has made a huge difference for so many lives.
March 07, 2019
Today I went shopping with Mrs. Beatrice Limo to purchase shoes with a donation from the Anderson family. We purchased eighty-seven pairs of shoes to help those without. We then went to Mrs. Limo’s shop to look at her income-generating sweater project. A Better World is working with Mrs. Limo to ensure that every child in need receives a sweater. Many children come from very poor families and also wear the sweaters to bed at night to keep warm. Mrs. Limo hires local women to knit and sew sweaters for schools in the area. These women would otherwise be going out to the forest and carrying heavy lumber on their back to be sold for about dollar a bundle. The cost of the sweater, which is excellent quality, is between seven dollars and twelve dollars, with the local ladies making an income for every sweater they produce.
March 05, 2019
We started off our day with a visit to Janet’s shop. Janet is such an amazing young woman. She fell into a fire at age four and faces many challenges, but she now owns a sewing shop and a hair salon. She is proud of her achievements and wanted to have her picture taken with us all.
We then had a very busy day visiting project sites. At Tulwap, we saw the new dining hall extended from the kitchen donated by Joe Skwarchuk. Kathy and Merle Jacobson returned to Simotwet and were very pleased to see many improvements that followed after the building of the ECD school in memory of Kathy’s parents. The group was treated to a welcoming celebration with the students entertaining us with dancing and singing.
At Kipkeremwo, the children braved the rain to sing to us. The rains were followed by a hail storm as we took cover under the metal roofs of the classrooms. It was good the storm lasted only a few minutes as the sound was deafening. Who knew it hailed in Kenya?
March 04, 2019
We started our day with a drive to the Gilgil school to distribute school uniforms gifted by a generous A Better World donor. The students were so excited. Many of them have never had a new uniform. We then visited Regina who cares for 5 disabled children in her home. We were all touched by the love she has for these children.