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# Kindfund Update 15th Nov 2016

The children again are generally well. We have admitted three new children to the Ngaremara home in October. In all cases the mother had died and the children were neglected.

Marsabit (Honey Hill)
This new facility for a few children with severe physical and learning disabilities, requiring 24-hour care is now up and running (see new Web Section on Honey Hill) with two children and some others under consideration. Please pray for the right staff and resources as the Laroche family seek to develop the vision for this unit in conjunction with Kindfund. There is a chronic need for such facilities in what must be the poorest and most remote area of Kenya.

Ndikir, Laisamis
Work has continued at Ndikir in our absence to complete the building of the Central Core of the home which is the Classroom/dining room, food preparation area, cooking room (we now need to buy eco-friendly cookers like we have installed in our other 2 homes), shower cubicles, clothes washing and raised water storage for our two 10,000 ltr tanks.
We now have accommodation for 24 children with expansion up to 64 readily achievable as demand builds.
The 12 children have remained healthy with a few seasonal colds. Raphael Lucy and family and staff have settled into the new accommodation.

Wamba
Children and staff doing well and in good health apart from normal seasonal ailments. The four youngest babies 2 to 4 yrs are progressing well with Caleb the youngest at 2 yrs 6 months experimenting with words. Damaris from Ngaremara (fresh from her 5 month YWAM discipleship course) has spent 2 weeks at Wamba sharing bible stories and encouraging the children to grow in their Christian walk.

Ngaremara
The children again are generally well. We have admitted three new children to the home in October. In all cases the mother had died and the children were being neglected. A brother and sister age 5 and 12 yrs and a boy age 7 yrs. There are a number of other children in need and we ask you to join us in prayer for wisdom for the right course of action in each case.
We are still seeking progress with the renewal of our registration of the Ngaremara home as a CCI (Charitable Children’s Institution) but wheels grind slowly. Please pray for speedy progress.
Baby Rescue Unit at Ngaremara
Our four babies at the unit are doing well making satisfactory progress. The oldest Joy has just begun to walk at 12 months. They all attended clinic this week to receive a clean bill of health and good progress report
Two new babies have been rescued in the past 2 months and they are currently at Oldonyiro.

Rainfall
Lack of rain is creating problems at all our homes. Especially at Ngaremara we will need to take decisions on pumping water which is currently manpower dependent.
Although into the short rains (Oct – Dec) there has been no worthwhile rain during September and October at any of our homes. The North of Kenya has been experiencing the driest short rains for 10 years and in some places animals are dying and the people are in crises. The Government comments ‘marked worsening conditions which require fast implementation of some response activities to support livelihoods until the onset of the forthcoming rainy season.’
Please pray for adequate rainfall this next month

Kindfund International
At home in UK and Ireland God has remained faithful through his people supporting the work. He continually surprises us breaking new ground.
In Netherlands our representative has submitted an application to have donations to Kindfund recognised by the Government for tax relief.
In USA Robert has just returned to Kenya after a 3 week visit to his home Virginia and we are looking forward to catching up with him when we travel to Kenya at the end of the month.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has contacted Kindfund with a view to doing a story for their news

Over the winter Ken Pamela and Gillian will be in Kenya and will be joined there in January for short visits by William, Andrew and Helen. It will be a first visit to Kenya by the latter two. Jonathan plans to come out later in February for a month.

added on Nov 16

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Kindfund was established as a charity in 2004 to further the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help relieve poverty amongst some of the poorest tribes in northern Kenya, working with the pastoralist Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

We currently use 5 tonnes of food and supplies per month, providing for 125 children in 4 homes and 400 children in nursery and primary education.

We have dug 7 wells and fitted 7 handpumps, bringing safe water to remote villages.

100% of gifts go to Kenya.

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