“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (ESV)
Kenya depends on grain imported from Ukraine and Russia, which currently means unstable food supply and high prices. In 2022, eduKenya purchased property in Mitaboni, Machakos County in Kenya, which is about an hour and a half from Mathare. We have been renting our current Chelezo High School property since 2018, and are prayerfully preparing and planning for this new land to be the permanent location of our High School. While we are currently undertaking a vigorous design and planning process to this end, we are taking our stewardship responsibility seriously putting the land to good use.
We planted maize, a Kenyan staple, on the land, as we await for construction to begin in the near future. The maize, which has been growing well, will be harvested over the next two weeks.
We hope our first harvest will produce about 10 bags of maize, which will be milled into flour to make ugali. Ugali is a doughy polenta-like dish that is regularly eaten with meat or vegetable stew. It is a staple of our students' diet, served on Tuesdays and Fridays as a part of our school lunch at our Mawewa School in Mathare.
During these high inflationary times, we are excited to be able to supplement our food costs with our own homegrown ugali flour. Thank you for continuing to keep us in your prayers and supporting eduKenya’s ministry to the poor of Mathare. We are so grateful for all the sacrifices our givers make to enable us to work towards developing sustainable solutions to meet the needs of our students while training them to grow into independent, fruitful citizens.