Henrys of projects in Kenya
cows 4 Kenya project was initiated in 2006 targeting the first initial
fifteen beneficiaries. The project was conceived by Henry Wanyoike and
funded by Cleven-Becker-Foundation.
The major goal was to empower the less fortunate in the society through
a socio economic empowerment project that will make them self reliant
and cater for their family basic needs. Today over forty three cows
have been donated to various less fortunate families in Kanjeru and its
environs in Kikuyu division. The project targets mostly the guardians
offering care to orphans, families with disability, single mothers who
are less fortunate and other needy families both in slums and in
*To empower the families to become self reliant
*To supplement the casual jobs undertaken by the beneficiaries
*To cater for the basic needs of the family particularly the children
project has been implemented and forty three beneficiaries have
received the diary cows and also benefited by having cow sheds
constructed for them.
is one of the projects that has received overwhelming support by the
community in Kikuyu division due to its life changing effect on the
families. The families that have benefited from the project were
initially in very awkward situations where they solely depended on
neighbours, relatives, NGOs and begging when casual jobs were not
forthcoming. The heads of these families experienced financial
constraints which went as far as not affording even one meal a day,
resulting to malnutrition. Some of the children were not going to
school due to lack of school fees and uniforms thus they resorted to
begging and other unorthodox activities.
life has drastically changed for them and the children are quite
healthy and playful. Psychologically the sole breadwinners were in
state of depression not knowing where their next meal would come from
but after receiving the cows they have a more regular source of income.
of the beneficiaries centre their lives around the animals as one way
of self employment without necessarily going to look for casual jobs.
The first female calf is donated to another needy family and in this
way there is a continuity of the project. Currently (jan. 2007) we have
seven calves to donate.
-The beneficiaries no longer rely on the help they used to get from the family
-Basic needs (Food, clothes and shelter)
-Saving for nursery fees/tuition fees for their children.
-Nutrients in milk contribute to a balance diet.
Joseph Mungai a father of three(handicapped) and a beneficiary said:
"I never thought at one time my life would change due to hardship I had
gone through trying to raise my family but Wanyoike through unknown
sources rescued me . I can now fully provide my family through the sale
of milk and I have dedicated my life to this cow. I wish many more
people can help Wanyoike with cows to reach to others who are like me"
didn't know where the next meal will come from when I had no cow ,the
casual jobs were still not forthcoming but today I thank God that I
don't worry I just need to know what I will cook for the family"
can adopt and donate a cow to a needy family or you can help fundraise
for more cows . A cow goes for around 700$ and a cowshed for 350$.
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organizes together with the church from time to Events for arms in the
Slums of Kikuyu. With Livemusik the needy ones at a place meet into the
Slums. Tent tarpaulins protect against the sun. The minister spends
bags with flour and other food. Henry finances a part of the relief
work. And is as a star guest always locally.
||Also obstructed with sprags and wheelchairs participate in the celebration.
||A boy, who cannot go to the school, because a member of the family is blind and its assistance needs takes the food in receipt.
Margret Henry took over the Patenschft. Margret is blind and goes on
one of the CBM financed school for blind ones and Sehbehinderte. Henry
provides for it, the Margret of books and write materials gets. It
provides for which can drive it in holidays to your homeland village
and to schulbeginn again back is. The family cannot apply the fahrgeld.
As Henry engaged Germans do not support welfarable Sehbehinderte and
blind ones, so that you get training.
||Henry visited its godfather child Margret so often it can.
donates its erlaufenes money for star operations of children in the
Kikuyu Eye hospital. Those are approx. 30€ for an operation. Of Henrys
money also start to the hospital paid. The few can afford the far
meets a 6 months old child from Somalia in the Kikuyu hospital. It was
blind from birth. By an operation at the grey star it could see again.
the Goodwill school approx. 50 children from the Kikuyu Slums are
informed. They receive here also daily a meal. Without Henrys
commitment the 3-6 year old children a chance would not have on
||The children in Henrys Goodwill school are pleased if Henry it visited.
The cord factory
has a small shop beside the Frisoergeschaeft of his Mrs. Myllow. Here
two cord machines and Henry stand train blind as Stricker(innen). It
helped so already many to make themselves useful in its family and
contribute to the family income. Henry produces Pulover, caps and
Strapelanzuege for small children. And delivers these things free of
||Henry was trained after its going blind in a CBM project as the cord master.
Goodwill Ambassador for Christian Blind Mission
visits schools, also schools for the handicapped, which Low vision
department in the Kikuyu hospital and humans at home, which by illness
or accident from your normal life were torn. It tells its history and
gives humans thereby again to courage their life to master. It told its
history to already German High Schools. It has a lasting impression to
leave also here. He helps the Christian Blind Mission raising money to
help blind people all over the world.
||Henry says to the blind boy: " you also can become a world champion."