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Kansas2Kenya’s Successes in 2013
- In Maai Mahiu, completed 3 houses through All Saints Church.
- Completed construction of a “safe house” for women who are victims of domestic violence.
- K2K Medical Team provided care to the sick in Mirangine and Nakuru with thousands of prescriptions dispensed free of charge.
- Provided 15 HydrAid biosand water filtration devices and built rain water collection systems to provide safe drinking water.
- Partnered with UNDP of Kenya to provide hundreds of treated mosquito nets to children and pregnant women.
- Installed Chapin Living Waters slow drip irrigation systems and developed marketing for these through a local environmental club.
- Conducted seminars for women on such topics as women’s rights, infant/maternal health, nutrition, dental care, and HIV.
- Launched microfinance program with Five Talents and ACK Diocese of Nakuru to bring economic development to central Kenya.
- Furnished the Osborne Library and in partnership with Worldreader International downloaded thousands of books to E-readers.
- Partnered with Kijabe Hospital to provide monthly preventative dental care to communities. K2K donated the mobile dental equipment.
- Continued education/leadership awards program at Ngeya School coupled with soccer clinic. Provided soccer balls to schools.
- Sponsored the first AA and NA meetings in Maai Mahiu and donated hundreds of AA and NA books to treat substance abuse.
- Provided school lunch to orphans through All Saints Church who otherwise would not have received a lunch during school.
- Provided fees for children to attend secondary school.
- Provided business consultation to women seeking to develop or expand businesses through K2K Economic Gardening Project.
- Built solar dehydrators to preserve food.
These changes were only possible through the gifts of time and money from the people connected to Kansas2Kenya. A heartfelt thank you to all of our contributors.
Kenya changed my life
When I was first asked to join the Diocesan community development team to Kenya last summer, I thought, “Wow, what a wonderful thing to do. I’ve always wanted to go to Africa.” When I got there and started ministering to the people in the small village of Maai Mahiu, my original idea of a great trip turned into a powerfully renewing experience in Jesus Christ, powered by the Holy Spirit, through the lives of the wonderful people of Kenya. Continue reading
Community Needs in 2014
- Continue education/leadership awards program and soccer tournament at Ngeya School and expand the awards program.
- Provide support for AA/NA meetings and for after school programs for youth.
- Purchase additional E-readers to bring hundreds of books to children at the Osborne Library and develop a literacy program at All Saints Church.
- Continue to provide a women’s health clinic and treat hundreds of patients through the annual K2K Medical Team.
- Provide funding for monthly dental clinic in Maai Mahiu and Naivasha in partnership with Kijabe Hospital.
- Continue development of pharmacy program with University of Nairobi School of Pharmacy.
- Dispense mosquito nets to young children and pregnant women.
- Educate on the use of composting and slow-drip irrigation systems to improve crop production.
- Develop bio-gas project and other environmental projects.
- Fund Community Development Workers for both Anglican Development Services and the Economic Gardening Project.
- Continue program to fund school fees for orphans to enable them to receive a school lunch every day.
- Continue seminars on nutrition, dental care, and physical, spiritual and emotional health.
- Continue building simple adequate housing.
- Continue support for Agatha’s Amani House, a “safe house” for women who are victims of domestic violence.
- Continue seminars for women on rights, health, breastfeeding and empowerment.
- Fund Nakuru Community Development Trust, a microfinance program that will raise the economic status of women
- Provide more HydrAid “biosand” water filters in conjunction with rainwater collection systems and education on clean water.