Friday, October 2, 2009
We have been visitIng different IDPs camps but there is always one camp which has become everyone favourite. This camp has very dusty babies whom you may think they live underground and come out when they see visitors. I wonder whether they are miracle babies coz whether you like it or not you just love them. They have nothing and they are always happy and very dusty and they never notice how dusty they are but remember they are alway the most LOVABLE ones.
Two weeks ago we went for a visit with some local kenyans and two american guys Greg and Jmmie to take food donation since the last time i had visited this camp some of the families had gone for 2 days without food. When i went back to Nairobi, I started collecting donations in form of food and cash and everyone was very supportive to donate whatever they had. After asking people for donations, within 2 days i was able to load 2 trucks of food and took it to this IDPs camp. I asked a few of my collegues to accompany me which they did. It was their first time to visit this IDPs camp and the living situation for the families who live here is in a bad situation. After a few minutes my friends, Ruth,Josephine and Serah whom i have always known to be very strong women started getting sick one by one and they started asking me for pain killers since all of them were shocked of what they saw. After we went back to Nairobi one of them never ate for 3 days and the other one got sick for 2 days but as for now they are on transition and hope they will come in terms with the reality.
VICDA has been able to launch a Green House Tomato Project at Jikaze IDPs camp a month ago. The project was just a trial since the area is a semi arid and most of the time it is dry throughout the year. We are proud the Green House Tomato project has been very successful and the tomato harvest will be due in the next 2 weeks.
Our firts tomato project trial has motivated alot of us and we got another sponsor who sponsored for the 2nd tomato project. The garden for the next tomato project has already been prepared and we have sponsored for the matrials needed to set it. The minister for Special programs in kenya also promised to sponsor more tomato projects after her visit to this IDPs camp last week.
One of the attached photos has the beneficiaries of the sponsored tomato project. Our target is to put up 10 Green Houses tomato projects in this area to give hope to this group which was affected by violence and lost everything they had owned.
Thank you to our sponsors for your kind donations.