Upendo Foundation International is a partnership of:
- Kirongo CCIP
- Umoja CCIP
- Imani CDO
Upendo is an international NGO registered in Kenya: NGO number Op.218/051/2007/0126/4567
Here is all the latest news direct from Kenya:
Upendo Federation has well over 36 community working groups, spread across the three partner projects area of operation. These groups are scattered widely in the interior, where the means of transport is a big problem due to unavailability of motor vehicles and poor road infrastructure. The technical staff find it very difficult and challenging to reach these communities; to execute their duties and effectively roll out the development strategies into the groups.
For a period of 3 years since the start of St. Charles Primary School, the sanitation situation has not been up to the standard required by the Ministry of Public Health. The survival of the school has been at the mercy of the Health Officers, who have sought to allow the many children from the community to continue with their education, by being lenient in not closing the school because of the poor sanitation. The school is situated at an accessible site within the community, enabling education for the little children who cannot manage to walk to the next nearest school 3 kms away. Two brick built classrooms are already complete and a third one is nearly complete, all through the support from Rob and Yvonne and fellowship members of St Alkmunds Church, Derby.
Two different stories with a similar theme; lives changed by Buy a Gift.
Mary Auma Ogado writes: I lived a life that was full of challenges, with my husband and 4 children. All of the 4 children had dropped out if school at class 8 level and never proceeded with their education due to the family's poor status.
At the beginning of the new term in the Kenya school calendar 2013, seven pupils i.e. four girls and three boys, realized what they had actually dreamt of, but never thought one day would come true. This happened when a generous young boy called James Edwicke, from the Cedar Park School in the UK, felt touched and donated towards the support of anonymous orphans in Kombaka.
At long last technology has changed the face of Kalando Secondary School. It was just a dream for the school to switch from typewriter to computer. Not only this, but an audio-visual deck and LCD TV screen have also been donated to the school. It is all smiles and songs by the students in praise of their Woolmer Hill friends for enabling them to go digital.
The Upendo Partnership website finally went live on 29th December 2007.
I am a mother of two who lost her husband in April 2003. I was the second wife to my late husband and a mother of a girl and boy aged 15 and 12 years old respectively. At the time of his death I already had the two children and was HIV positive. One of my children was born HIV positive, while the second one boy is HIV negative. Immediately after his death, I didn’t actually know my status and suffered a lot of opportunistic infections on and off, but I carried on. In 2006 I went for a VCT and was diagnosed to have the virus that causes AIDS.