$30 Gift to Ndoto’s Coronavirus Efforts: Checkout The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. With the entire nation of Kenya on strict stay-at-home orders, some in our community are struggling to access daily needs. Our team has identified a number of households that are especially vulnerable, either because of existing health problems, age, or disability. These households desperately need food, both because it’s becoming more challenging to find and because they need to be extra careful about going out at this time.
$30 Gift to Ndoto’s Coronavirus Efforts: Checkout What’s Going On In Kenya? Like at least 176 other countries, Kenya has begun to see cases of COVID-19. To date, Kenya has 59 confirmed cases, but they are almost entirely limited to counties surrounding Kenya’s two largest cities, Nairobi and Mombasa. There have been no cases of the virus confirmed in Kisumu, where we work, or in nearby counties. Kenya has only recorded one death.
by George Odhoji On July 21st, around 50 women from the community of Obunga gathered in the sanctuary of Ndoto Community Church. They took time to share their challenges and successes in providing for their families and how Ndoto can best empower and enhance their ability to create wealth and support themselves. It has always been my desire to see the community I live in change. When Ndoto: For Africa’s Future offered me the opportunities to finally return to high school in my twenties, go on to university, and ultimately work with them, I knew God was working something great.
Tobias spraying the chicken coop for pests and disease Last year may have been the Chinese Year of the Rooster, but for Ndoto this is the Year of the Chicken. We finally know that, at least here, the chicken comes first, and then comes sustainable income and jobs. An Ndoto student who used to sell eggs helped us realize that over 90% of the eggs consumed in western Kenya come from Uganda.
by Allison Schlack We teach our students that they are blessed to be a blessing, no matter how little they have in the way of material possessions. Two years ago we were challenged to see if we actually believed it ourselves. During a staff discussion on empowering and recognizing the dignity of those whom we serve, an interesting idea surfaced. We were preparing for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser and began discussing raising funds in Kenya, instead of solely relying on donors abroad.