Update, September 2013

It’s been sometime since my last update and I apologise for my lack of communication through the summer months. It has been totally due to ill health in members of the Peacemakers’ team, (including myself) and, of course, it was the holiday season as well when not many people were around.

Anyway you all know that Christine Gibbard was home from Kenya for a vacation, from March to June this year, and many of you spent time with her. During her time here we had fundraising events – thank you again for your participation and support, the donations received have returned with Christine to Kenya.  From these monies a double oven cooker was purchased, but not connected yet until we have restored the electricity to Kisimani House, after the fire of last summer.  The glass and lead window frames have been repaired and replaced, making the house more secure.

Crazy paving has been laid in front of the Prayer House and pathways from House to Kitchen, making everywhere so much cleaner and drier in the rainy seasons. Inside walls have changed colour from charcoal to white and are more user friendly. Thank you to all the sponsors supporting secondary school and handicapped children through their education, day and boarding.  School fees have been paid for the term and school packs bought for some.  If you would like to donate £20 for a school pack it will contain all the essentials they need to start i.e. pen and pencils in a case, toothbrush/paste, soap, Vaseline as moisturiser and a Casio Scientific Calculator for secondary school pupil.

It is our intention to send quarterly bulletins to you, giving progress reports on all projects you are supporting. If you could visit and see the effect your continued support is having in the community through the many varied projects that have established over time and the way the Resource Centre is already being used, you would be amazed and thrilled.

Thank you as always

Brenda Marshall

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