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Provision of shelter is one of the objectives of Upendo Foundation. The beneficiaries of the shelter are: widows, child headed households, old people, HIV infected people and other vulnerable households. The shelter provided is of basic nature consisting of iron sheet roofing and mud walls. Beneficiaries of the shelter are identified through their groups and is done by fellow group members.
Upendo Foundation is partnering with Trade Relief to empower communities economically. Trade Relief is a UK charity that gives loans to small organisations to help them develop and grow their businesses. The primary basis of a Trade Relief loan is for the purchase of equipment and not for simply increasing inventory. As no security is required for the loan, the equipment bought is effectively the security and as such, failure to maintain the loan repayment schedule will see the equipment re-posessed.
Peter Adue, now an old man of about 79 years of age and caring for three total orphans, was a hard working man until 2007 when the he fell sick and became paralyzed from the waist down to the legs. The legs became swollen and Peter was not even able to step outside his door. For six years he was not able to enjoy even fresh air and sunshine. His home is very close to Nyandiwa Primary School and six years ago a Secondary wing was started next to the Primary School and Peter has not even set eyes on it. He longed to move but it was not possible.
In December 2013, the Ted Rayner Memorial Clinic, in partnership with the Kirongo CIC Project, organized a free medical camp for the community, to attend to many varied health issues. This included the supply of drugs, counseling and testing, reproductive and maternity healthcare, health talks and many other related medical services. In collaboration with the USAID Aphia Plus, which was part of this event, this was an open medication camp attending to the many community members around the Clinic and beyond.
The main source of fuel for cooking in rural and semi-urban areas of Kenya is wood or charcoal. With the increasing world population, people are over utilizing the forests to the detriment of themselves, both globally in world climate change and locally in the destruction of vital natural resources. If this is not checked, there will be serious consequences for the next generation. The over-cutting of trees has led to many problems, including the change in rainfall patterns and people can no longer plan well with the rainfall, as it is not known when it will start raining.