During our stay in Mathia we were hosted by John Njeru Karuoya and his wife Esther. John is the Senior Elder and Chairperson of Mathia Church and he stayed with us during his visit to Maxwelltown West in August last year. They and their lovely granddaughter, Gabrielle – Gabby, made us feel at home and during the next few days we had long conversations with John and his colleagues relating to the traditions, culture and religion of his country. Read the rest of this entry »
Since 2007 our Bondo project continues to develop well and the community is progressing to become self sufficient. Our Christmas catalogue gifts resulted in £140 to purchase more beehives. The bees were provided by the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture and the first honey is expected in December. The Sunday school benefited by £110 for new books. From their little businesses mainly the sale of tomatoes, cash has been raised for second water pump which they aim to complete soon. The Ministry of Education has now officially registered the school which Winnie has set up. They were impressed to learn she has support and assistance from the Church of Scotland and that Max. West is sending a monthly donation to provide food for the children. Read the rest of this entry »
Bondo: The Bondo project continues to develop. Since starting in 2007, we have assisted in the construction of six earth toilets, two deep wells and a small church with a recent classroom addition. The initiation of a Credit Scheme two years ago, from funding provided by us, has resulted in numerous small businesses being developed.
Mathia Church, our Faithshare Partners, is sending two people to visit us soon. They are keen to meet as many church and community people as possible, exchange ideas and learn about each other. We look forward to welcoming back John Njeru Karuoya who visited us in 2009 and who spoke to the church on Christmas Eve by the live link.