We saw a creative chick brooder when we visited JITOKEZE, a women’s empowerment initiative partially supported by Covenant World Relief. In order to provide the heat needed for a brooder for very young chicks, this model combines the women’s cook stove with the brooder. Here’s how they do it. Read more…
Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’
Filed under: Community Development
Tags: Kenya, Women
Filed under: Community Development
Tags: Children, Education, Kenya
One of our newest projects from over the summer has made considerable progress over the past couple of months. In partnership with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya, CWR is supporting the building of a boarding house so that young students are able to attend school more easily. The construction of the boarding house in nearly complete! Continue Reading »
Filed under: Disaster Relief
Tags: Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines
In often forgotten areas of the world, disasters can go unnoticed. The little relief that comes is precious, but rarely enough. World Relief (WR) have made it a point to remember those areas and people affected by disasters that seldom see attention. As one of Covenant World Relief’s trusted partners, when disasters hit, WR is ready with experience and collaboration in the area to respond in the best way. In Pakistan, heavy rains led to flooding. In the Philippines, Typhoon Washi caused many fatalities. In Nicaragua, mudslides and flooding forced many out of their homes. In Turkana, Kenya, widespread food crisis has left millions hungry. In Darfur, violence and displacement have left many without the resources they need to gain the ability to sustain themselves. Emergency food, hygiene kits, school supplies, mosquito nets, and supplemental nutrition to women and children have been the hope so many have needed to continue on. Continue Reading »
As many college students prepare to go back to school this fall, the prospect of moving into a dorm or apartment is on the forefront of many minds, parents included. Parents often have a hard time saying goodbye to their college students, knowing that they will be left to fend for themselves. Now imagine as a parent sending a much younger student, middle- or high-school aged, off to school on their own, not knowing if they had a place to stay at all.
This was the situation faced by many parents in in the Hongwe community of Kenya. In this region, educational opportunities are sparse at best, so when the Hongwe Covenant Church began offering classes for area students, they were met with a surprise. It wasn’t just local students attending the classes. Instead, many of the students were traveling very long distances but were having a difficult time deciding if it was worth the unreasonable distance every day without a place to stay. Continue Reading »
In many areas of the world, education is incredibly expensive, even in public school. Many families cannot afford school fees (uniforms, books, etc.) and other children drop out in order to work to help provide income for their families. We are always impressed by our partners who come up with creative ways to raise money for children to go to school (click here to read about a project in Thailand, where kids raise money for their own education through a recycling project).
One of these creative partners is the Kenya Covenant Church (ECCK). They recognized two great needs in the Kitengela community – lack of clean water and lack of education for refugees fleeing to Kenya from Congo – and they have done something about both of these needs! Continue Reading »