The first half of the year crawled by, and it’s crazy to think we’re already in June! We’re so thankful for your prayers and financial support these past five months – you blessed us during a time when we worried we wouldn’t have enough to provide for our students, their families, and to continue to employ our Kenya staff full-time. Your faithfulness is a reminder that God is sovereign, and uses his people to care for each other.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?... So do not worry saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25-27, 31-34)
April and May were some of our largest months of giving. Your donations are allowing us to feed over 200 families, which is 4x more than we originally estimated would need assistance. Our staff is still assessing needs daily, and providing care packages with fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, maize meal, mung beans, kidney beans, and soap.
Since physical needs of food are being met, we’re now focusing on our plans for the rest of the year, and the next school year. We’ll share more about these plans in the coming weeks!
We also have local businesses to thank for helping us feed so many families.
Kalimoni Greens is an all-organic online home delivery supermarket based in Nairobi. With the help of their customers, they provide fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to our families in need every Friday.
Bahrani Consutlants, a transport company, donates a pickup truck and driver every Friday at 7am to transport the fresh fruits and vegetables from Kalimoni in Karen to our primary school in Mathare, about a 45-minute drive away.
We have some exciting news in Nashville! The Nashville Sign, located at the intersection of Broadway, West End Avenue, and 16th Avenue, is donating a week to display eduKenya on their digital billboard. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Nashville community, and to share our mission of Christ-centered, transformative education for the children of Mathare. Thank you to Eliza, our US Director of Development, for securing this opportunity.