Throughout most of the pandemic Nelson was home, remotely checking on the members of the Itabua, Rwika and Kagumori Joy groups. The groups were not meeting, as many members are immune compromised, and everyone was required to remain at home. In August Nelson returned to work, with limited activities at the Centre, and he has been very busy on behalf of OK Kids. The final three water tanks (plus one home requiring piping only) have been installed for members of the Rwika group. These tanks were all paid for by individual sponsors or groups of sponsors through special fundraising efforts. Thank you to all who have provided access to clean water for these families – you have changed lives! We have also supported a new farming project for members of the three groups, with training to prepare the land, provision of fertilizer and seeds, and an opportunity to provide sustainable activities, growing crops to provide food to feed a family plus extras to sell at the market. The first crops were planted in September and we are looking forward to positive reports. During our February visit two groups expressed a need for smaller water storage tanks (230 L) and with the farming project underway 20 tanks were purchased for members of the Itabua and Kagumori Joy groups to ensure water could be transported and crops could be properly cared for. We have also been able to provide financial support to purchase furniture and computer equipment for the Youth Centre, the recent addition to the Doris Coons Resource Centre. This will provide access to training for many in the Embu area, and enhance the life of youth there. With so many regular activities that we support being restricted due to Covid, and with the financial support of our many donors we feel fortunate to have been able to direct these funds to the projects facilitated by Nelson.
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