Hope Kindergarten kids – Football

Yesterday I visited the Hope and Hope Kindergarten kids.It was their closing day and they were really happy running around looking forward to the long holiday.
Talked to their teachers and they told me they are doing well in class.

boys playing

boys playing

Breaktime at hope and home kindergarten

Breaktime at hope and home kindergarten


charles and mark running

charles and mark running

charles playing

charles playing

football time

football time

playing

playing

playing

playing

joseph and wangeshi running around

joseph and wangeshi running around


kids playing

kids playing

The boys playing

The boys playing

The boys playing-1

The boys playing


The kids playing

The kids playing

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Karatina kids shopping

Last week the Karatina kids were on midterm and so I went to the Children’s home picked them and took them for their school shopping. They also accompanied me to the market and they helped me to buy some fruits for them.

Kindly find the attached.

Regards
Shiro

Happy kids

Happy kids

Mercy picking some items in the supermarket

Mercy picking some items in the supermarket

The karatina kids choosing fruits at the market

The karatina kids choosing fruits at the market

The karatina kids having some oranges at the market

The karatina kids having some oranges at the market

The kids carrying the school shopping

The kids carrying the school shopping

The kids helping shiro to select fruits at the market

The kids helping shiro to select fruits at the market

The kids putting some school shopping in the trolley

The kids putting some school shopping in the trolley

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Kevin’s Birthday

On Tuesday the 4th was Kevin’s birthday but since it was a school day I decided to take his birthday gift to him on Saturday when he was at home. So I went to the bookshop and bought three books that he needed for his studies then later went to his home and presented the gifts to him.

He was very happy and says a big thank you to the Wiggenhauser Family.

Kindly find the attached photos.

Best regards
Shiro

kevin and shiro

kevin and shiro

kevin receiving his birthday gift

kevin receiving his birthday gift

kevin opening his birthday gift

kevin opening his birthday gift

kevin holding his birthday gift

kevin holding his birthday gift

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Hope and Home Kindergarten kids

On Wednesday I went shopping for uniforms and school shoes for the Hope and Home Kindergarten kids, couldn’t take them with me for the shopping because they had classes going on. So I took their uniform and shoe sizes and I bought them then later took them to the Hope and Home.

They tried their new uniforms and shoes and they all fit well. They were really really happy to get new school uniforms and shoes because the ones they had on were old and worn out .

Kindly find the attached photos.

Best Regards
Shiro

Gift looking all smart in his new school uniform

Gift looking all smart in his new school uniform

Mark trying on his new shoe

Mark trying on his new shoe

Opiyo trying on his new sweater

Opiyo trying on his new sweater

The teacher helping wangechi to try on her new shoe

The teacher helping wangechi to try on her new shoe

The teacher helping the kids to try on their new school uniforms

The teacher helping the kids to try on their new school uniforms

The teacher helping Opiyo to try on his new shoe

The teacher helping Opiyo to try on his new shoe

kindergarten kids in their new school uniform

kindergarten kids in their new school uniform

Joseph trying on his new shoe

Joseph trying on his new shoe

Happy kids together with their teachers

Happy kids together with their teachers

Happy boys

Happy boys

Smiling kids and teachers

The kindergarten kids together with their teachers

The kindergarten kids together with their teachers

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Mary Ann’s Birthday

On Friday I went to Nyeri and I bought a birthday gift for Mary Ann, then later I took it to her. She was really happy and she says thank you to the Wiggenhauser Family and may God bless them.

Find the attached photos.

Best Regards
Shiro

receiving her gift
Mary Ann receiving her gift

Mary Ann
Mary Ann trying her skirt suit

Mary Ann in her new skirt suit
Mary Ann in her new skirt suit

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Hope and Home

The kindergarten was started by a lady called Susan Wanjiru who had a passion for helping homeless children. So initially she used to take homeless kids roaming in the streets and in her village and she would accommodate them in her house. As time went by she was able to get well-wishers who gave her some financial support and she was able to build the kindergarten and a few dormitories where the kids sleep.  The kindergarten not only accommodates the homeless kids, it also opened its doors to other kids in the village who are poor but have parents and have a home to go to after school. The kindergarten has 25 kids and seven among them are the ones who are homeless and live in the hope and home dormitories.

These seven children can be linked with the kindergarten HFN found for support.. These children would be happy to get school books, uniforms, shoes.. etc.

The seven children
The seven children


The children in the classroom

The children in the classroom

Mark Mwangi
Mark Mwangi
He is six years old. He was a street kid and was brought to the hope and home by a well-wisher.

Joseph Kiragu
Joseph Kiragu
He is four years old. He was found in the streets begging for food and was brought to the hope and home center by a well-wisher.

Bonface Muriithi
Bonface Muriithi
He is Seven years old. He was brought to the hope and home kindergarten when he was five years old. His mother run away and left him on his own and since his neighbors didn’t know any of his relatives, they decided to bring him to hope and home.

Dennis Nderi
Dennis Nderi
He is seven years old. He was a street kid and was brought to hope and home when he was five years old by a well-wisher.

Gift Mwai
Gift Mwai
He is six years old. He was also a street kid and was brought to the hope and home when he was four years old by a government officer.

Justin Wangechi
Justin Wangechi
She is five years old. She was found roaming in the streets by a woman and she was brought to the hope and home center.

Charles Opiyo
Charles Opiyo
He is seven years old. He is an orphan. He was brought to hope and home center when he was five years old by the chief of his home area.

The kindergarten Building
The kindergarten Building

The dormitory where the kids sleeThe dormitory where the kids sleep

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Josephine’s sustainability project

Just got done with the third sustainability project of Josephine who is into the business of selling a type of Kenyan food called mukimo in the market.
I accompanied her to the market and we bought the maize and beans which she mixes together, boils them for a few hours then adds some traditional vegetables and when they get cooked she mashes them and later packs it in a backet and goes to the market to sell.
We also bought a bigger pot so that she could be able to cook more food for her customers. I got a chance to accompany her to the market and her food is really on high demand because the people selling at the market hardly get time to go for lunch so they depend on Josephine’s food.
Her kitchen is outside so she sorts the maize and the beans at night so that when she wakes up in the morning she will just light the fire and cooks the food then takes to the market by lunch time.

She is really grateful to the HFN members for their support.
Kindly find the attached photos.

Josephine at the market buying the maize and beans for cooking
Josephine at the market buying the maize and beans for cooking

Josephine buying a bigger pot for cooking
Josephine buying a bigger pot for cooking

JoephineJosephine lighting the fire
Josephine lighting the fire

Jane helping her mother in the kitchen
Jane helping her mother in the kitchen

Josephine almost done packing
Josephine almost done packing

Josephine almost done mashing the food
Josephine almost done packing

Josephine getting the backet ready to pack the food
Josephine getting the backet ready to pack the food

Josephine packing the food in the backet
Josephine packing the food in the backet

Josephine almost done packing
Josephine almost done packing

Josephine's kitchen
Josephine’s kitchen

Josephine ready to go to the market
Josephine ready to go to the market

Josephine going to the market to sell the food
Josephine going to the market to sell the food

Joephine at the market serving a customer
Joephine at the market serving a customer

She is serving another customer
She is serving another customer

She is getting some change
She is getting some change

Josephine serving her customers
Josephine serving her customers

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Wandia is plaiting women’s hair

We are experiencing long rains so people are busy planting maize and potatoes and also we have general elections in August so others are busy doing their campaigns.

I have attached a photo for our website of Wandia who after taking care of her chicken and feeding them,she has a side hustle of plaiting women’s hair from which she gets a little cash for her upkeep.

wandia plaiting a customer's hair

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Wandia’s business of selling eggs

Then later (09.03.2017) i went to Nyeri to check on the chicken project and it is really doing great. Wandia is now in the business of selling eggs. She sells a tray at 450ksh. She saves that money and when its enough she buys food for the chicken and she also uses it to take care of their other needs in the house.

Wandia collecting some eggs from the chicken coop

Wandia collecting some eggs from the chicken coop

wandia collecting the eggs

wandia collecting the eggs

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Karatina kids – shopping day

The Karatina kids who are in boarding are on midterm so yesterday (09.03.2017) i went to Karatina, picked them up from the children’s home then we went to town to buy some school shopping and a few books they needed for their studies. Their midterm ended yesterday so they were going back to school today.

Esther and John at the bookshop

Esther and John at the bookshop

Esther carrying the shopping basket

Esther carrying the shopping basket

Josphat and john choosing story books at the bookshop

Josphat and john choosing story books at the bookshop

Josphat going through a book he likes

Josphat going through a book he likes

josphat picking some pencils at the supermarket

josphat picking some pencils at the supermarket

Josphat picking some writing materials

Josphat picking some writing materials

Mercy and Esther

Mercy and Esther

Mercy and John picking items

Mercy and John picking items

The karatina kids at the supermarket

The karatina kids at the supermarket

The kids checking out an interesting story book

The kids checking out an interesting story book

The kids holding the story books

The kids holding the story books

The kids putting some items in the basket

The kids putting some items in the basket

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Catherine

12.02.2017:
The second sustainability project is done. I gave Catherine the money then she had to get the clothes from Nairobi, they are usually sold in bale that’s like in wholesale form then Catherine will sell them in retail at a higher price thus making profit.
When its market day she usually goes to the market and rents a space, then lays the clothes on a sack on the ground so that her customers can select what they want freely then when its not market days, she usually carries the clothes in a bag then hawks them door to door.

The bale of clothes
The bale of clothes

catherine opening her bale of clothes
Catherine opening her bale of clothes

catherine happy to check out the clothes
Catherine happy to check out the clothes

catherine at the market

catherine at the market talking to a customer
Catherine at the market

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Fruits for the kids

On Saturday (04.02.2017) there was supposed to be a school meeting for the three Karatina kids who are in boarding school but the meeting was rescheduled to another day,so i have to wait till they go for their mid term so that i can buy them some school shopping and story books. I still went to Karatina on Saturday to buy fruits for the other three kids who are not boarding, John offered to accompany me to the market, so we walked to the market bought the fruits then later went back to the children’s home and the other kids were really happy to receive the fruits.

Shiro buying some mangoes at the market
Shiro buying some mangoes at the market

shiro at the market buying fruits for the kids
Shiro at the market buying fruits for the kids

Njiraini eating a banana
Njiraini eating a banana

John helping shiro at the market
John helping Shiro at the market

John eating an apple
John eating an apple

john cutting an apple

John and the twins
John and the twins

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Wanja Migwi’s family

Yesterday (13.12.2016) i went to visit Wanja Migwi’s family and they are doing fine.Now that the schools are on holiday, the kids are spending their time helping their grandmother with chores at home like yesterday i found them doing some weeding in the garden.

I have attached a few photos.

wanja-migwi-and-her-grandchildren
wanja-migwi-and-her-grandchildren

wanja-migwi-and-her-grandchildren-doing-some-weeding-in-the-garden
wanja-migwi-and-her-grandchildren-doing-some-weeding-in-the-garden

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The chicken project is complete now!

The chicken project is complete now, on Saturday i was in nyeri to coordinate the building of the coop and all went well,the carpenter was fast enough to finish the coop on the same day. Then on Monday i went back so that we could buy the chicken. Wandia had already found a nice place with reasonable prices to buy them just in the neighborhood. Since it had rained alot and it was muddy wandia couldn’t accompany us to go get the chicken because its hard to push the wheel chair on a muddy road so her son accompanied me. We went , selected the best chicken and we bought ten of them,eight hens and two cockerels.

I have attached a few photos.

Wandia was very happy and she sends her gratitude to the HFN donors.

the-carpenter-cutting-the-wood
the-carpenter-cutting-the-wood

the-carpenter-building-the-coop
the-carpenter-building-the-coop

the-coop

the-chicken-coop
the-chicken-coop

the-chicken-before-we-bought-them
the-chicken-before-we-bought-them

wandias-neighbourhood-where-we-bought-the-chicken
wandias-neighbourhood-where-we-bought-the-chicken

shiro-and-wandias-son-holding-the-chicken-after-buying
shiro-and-wandias-son-holding-the-chicken-after-buying

the-chicken-inside-the-coop
the-chicken-inside-the-coop

wandia-holding-a-few-of-the-chicken
wandia-holding-a-few-of-the-chicken

the-chicken-in-the-coop
the-chicken-in-the-coop

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Chicken project

I have already started on the chicken project, did some research and found that buying an already made chicken coop is very expensive, so we decided to build it. First i had to buy timber then got a donkey cart which was used to transport the timber to Wandia’s home then on over the weekend Wandia will look for a carpenter who will come to build it and then later buy the chicken.

I have attached some photos of I buying the timber.
I will keep you updated.

Hint Wolfram: With our sustainability initiative we build a chicken coop.

chicken coop 1

chicken coop 2

chicken coop 3

chicken coop 4

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Kevins last day at primary school

On friday (11.11.2016) Kevin was doing his last paper. I went to his school and got to talk to his teachers and they were really proud of him.They said that he was a very good student and they are sure that he is going to excel in this last exam he did. He was very happy to clear Primary school and he was very grateful for all the help he has received from HFN.
Kindly find herewith the attached.

Kevin with teacher

Kevins last day at primary school

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New school uniforms for the kids

I was also working on the Karatina project, went there picked the kids from the home then i went to town with them and they tried on the uniforms and the shoes then i bought them. They were very happy and they said thank you.I have attached a few photos.

the-kids-in-their-new-school-uniform
The-kids-in-their-new-school-uniform

shiro-and-the-kids
shiro-and-the-kids

esther-trying-on-a-school-sweater
esther-trying-on-a-school-sweater

the-boys-trying-on-the-school-shoes
The-boys-trying-on-the-school-shoes

the-girls-trying-on-the-school-shoes
the-girls-trying-on-the-school-shoes

mercy-trying-on-a-school-dress
Mercy-trying-on-a-school-dress

josphat-trying-on-a-school-shirt-at-a-uniforms-shop
josphat-trying-on-a-school-shirt-at-a-uniforms-shop

john-trying-on-a-school-sweater
john-trying-on-a-school-sweater

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KARATINA KIDS 2016

On Saturday (27.08.2016) I went to visit the Karatina kids at the children’s home. They were really happy to see me. They are all grown and continuing with school. I talked to the mother in charge and she told me that they haven’t gotten sponsors to support them and their school fees is paid by random wellwishers, so they would really be glad if HFN could reactivate their support to them.

I have attached some of their photos.

THE KARATINA KIDS (1)

THE KARATINA KIDS (2)

THE KARATINA KIDS (3)

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