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Helping the village of Marafa in Keyna

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Children of Marafa

It is a pleasure to give donations to various charities and people in need and it is even better to receive feedback on how our donations have helped. We have supported the village of Marafa in Kenya for a couple of years now and we received the following email showing how our donation made a difference.

Hello Michael,

Thank you for your continued support and standing with me to help the people in my community.
The global effects of the Covid 19 pandemic and the stringent measures to contain its spread has affected us all, infections and knock on effects resulting to job losses have hit hard already deprived families in the village.

Michael, this is how i managed to distribute and help with your donation:
{ All funds were sent at different times as need arose, exchange rates considered at times of money transfers }. Any one in the community is right to get our help whenever we are able to do so.

Education Support and its maintenance:
{ School fees, Books and Uniforms }

Learning institutions, Colleges and Schools were shut due to the pandemic best part of 2020 only to re open early 2021.

We continue to support children from last year with education, these are Kassim, Khadijah and Naila. This year we took on another two children, Kerry and Luke. All these children are from families that i know are struggling to put them to school. Parents have no steady employment, a situation that has been worsened with the pandemic.

Kassim: In his last year ( Form 4 ) at Mind Hills Secondary.
Paid from your donation in aid of his first term school fees, uniforms and books.

Khadijah: At Almersy Primary school, Mombasa.
Sent from your donation to pay for her first term school fees, books and uniform.

Naila: At Almersy Primary School, Mombasa.
Sent from your donation in aid of her school fees, books and uniforms.

Kerry: At Voi Girls Education Centre, a boarding Secondary School.
Sent from your donation in support of her first term school fees and books.

Luke: At Mt. Everest Primary School, Mombasa.
Sent from your donation in support of his first term school fees, books and uniform.

For these school going children, i try and follow up on their progress through their parents, i continue to support on any other need that arises.

Medicare and Health care Support:

To access good health care is still a big challenge in the village, diagnostics and treatment costs pose a big challenge to many who are financially deprived.

Some hospitals wouldn’t admit patients unless a deposit has been paid, a short fall to many to raise the required amounts.
Families turn to group funding from friends and Good Samaritans for help.

Michael, this is how i distributed and who you helped with your donation:

Mapenzi:
This middle aged lady was diagnosed with Large Uterine Fibroids and large ovarian cysts.
A 4 hour Myomectomy and Cystectomy surgery to remove the Fibroids and Cysts was done at Bomu Medical Center, Mombasa.
To facilitate the cost of the surgery, a group funding was done and a contribution was sent from your donation towards the main hospital bill.

Mr Yaa:
Admitted at Tawfiq Hospital in Malindi to treat his low blood levels and blood transfusion, low blood pressure, kidney stones and tests to treat his high PSA level.
A payment was sent from your donation to assist while in hospital. Unfortunately he passed away few days later on the 25th.Feb.2021. Group funding to raise funds to clear the hospital bill and towards funeral costs was done.

Mrs Shamun:
We have been supporting this lady since last year. A mother of three children struggling to pay for her treatment for arthritis, high blood pressure and duodenal ulcers.
A payment was sent for treatment and 50 for food support was sent from your donation.

Mr Jefwa:
In our support from last year. Needs regular treatment to manage his prostate enlargement illness.
A payment was sent to buy medicine from your donation in support to his long term treatment.

Mrs Margaret:
In our support from last year. Needs regular checks and treatment for Arthritis, blood level irregularities, duodenal ulcers and heart condition.
A payment was sent from your donation towards support for her treatment.

Mr Bori:
A family man left jobless and struggling to feed his family, also facing eviction from his house due to accumulated unpaid rent.
A payment was sent from your donation to assist him buy food stuff for his family.

Michael, i am grateful on behalf of those you reached to help at a tough time when most people were holding tight onto theirs, to those you helped who had nothing, little was more.

May you be blessed with abundance as you continue to give back and help others.

Thank you for your support.

Patrick.