$5500 Raised of $5,500 Goal
Indigenous Cow Project at Amazing Grace Center
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
The project consists the expansion of an indigenous Cow Project for Amazing Grace
Short term: The main objective of this project is to grow stock Amazing Grace Center with a cow in order to consistently provide nutritious milk to the children at the home.
Long term: Surplus milk will be sold in the local market and will help fund the efforts of the social workers who handle the re-integration cases of each child. The cow is expected to produce a minimum of 4 gallons per day.
Number of Children Impacted: 20
The centre takes care of children who are neglected, abused and abandoned as well as some of whom are total orphans. They are either referred by the Children Department or the Government Hospital for abandoned cases.
Our partnership with Kitechild and their role in helping us start the Shamba (Kenyan for farm) and dairy farm has eliminated expenditure for vegetables and milk improving the children's nutrition and health greatly. The water borehole, the vegetables and the milk has also brought the community closer to us, as they come to get water and buy milk and vegtables. We are now coexisting well.
Wasilwa Lusweti, Watoto Wema Director
Kitechild doesn't give us handouts or tokens, they give us VALUE. They provided us with the seeds and funding to build two greenhouses and today we have greenhouses full of green tomatoes and are expanding the farm to grow onions and potatoes outside in the open air. This is never heard of before in Masai land, growing one's own food, but with their help we did it.