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The rainy season was approaching and Anna Akoth became very worried because her house was in a very poor condition. She is a widow and mother of three children, who are all below 10 years of age. Her husband died when the children were very young, leaving her to be the sole bread winner in the family.
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.