Kenya Update – August 2013 – Rauf Okal – Operations Director
The Amani Self help group in Kinale has been established for one year now. The group entails residents of Kinale village and has been saving for a project to buy chairs, tents and utensils. The chairs, tents and utensils shall be hired to various people with different functions e.g. weddings, community functions, crusades etc.
The community is predominantly farmers of Kales, carrots and potatoes. They also rear sheep, donkeys and dairy cows. The crop farming has had challenges of farmers failing to buy fertilizers due to high costs. They have thus resorted to using manure.
The returns from the Amani Self help group project shall be used to buy manure for the members and re-paid with interest upon harvest. This is a case of holistic transformation of a community, other than social, physical, spiritual, is economical.
Pastor Paul Muchiri who is a member of the group, and is our coordinator in the village is proud that the community can be united to benefit and uplift each other.
We pray that the project keeps growing to reach out to all members of the community.
Tent purchased by Amani Self Help Group