We have once again created a video to show you some of the ways funds were used this year and to thank you for your support.
Hope you enjoy it!
Quick update on our Christmas Dinner Sponsorship: thanks to you, 19 families in Kibera received the makings of a special Christmas dinner (rice, chapati, meat, cooking oil, sugar and cookies) today. More details (and pictures) coming soon.
Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday!
Click HERE to read the report from the Tunza Children’s Center counselors about their work with the kids in November.
Everyone in Kibera is getting geared up for Christmas right now – this mostly means trying to find their best outfit to wear to church for the day. Most families living in the slum cannot afford to buy presents for each other or even a nice meal. Dinner on Christmas day will consist of the common staple foods, ugali (maize flour that is boiled into a doughy porridge) and sukuma wiki (kale).
We want to try and set up as many families in our HIV outreach as possible with a nice Christmas dinner this year. This will consist of meat or chicken, rice, vegetables, cake and tea. All of this can be purchased for a mere $15!!
Families in Kibera are living in some of the worst conditions imaginable and many can go a whole day without eating. It would mean so much to them to have a special meal on Christmas. If you would like to sponsor a family this Christmas, please go HERE and make a donation, designating it for Christmas Dinner sponsorship.
After Christmas, we will e-mail you a picture of the family you helped.
Spread the word to anyone that might be interested in helping a family in need this Christmas!
Today, after two long months in the hospital, Brian finally returned home. The final bill amounted to 62,510 shillings (about $850) and thanks to the help of our generous donors, we were able to pay it in full!
During his time at the hospital, he received three blood transfusions and a skin graft on his leg. A series of tests was done to determine the cause of his frequent health problems (all which came back normal). They told us that he was just really malnourished (and probably anemic) and that if he is just given a balanced diet, he will be okay.
Just as a reminder, here is Brian a few days after he was admitted….
And here he is now!
He now has full use of his leg (prior to being admitted to the hospital, he could not even move it and had to be carried around).
He will continue to return to the hospital three times a week for a checkup until the leg is completely healed. We received so much help and concern for Brian and we are so grateful – you really changed his life and I know he won’t soon forget it!
Addendum: I just received a text from Brian’s mom that she would like to give me “a vote of thanks for what you have done to Brian because I am sure that minus you maybe he could have died so I pray to God to lead your future.” I just wanted to extend that vote of thanks to all of you as well!