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Rural development project

92% of Kenyans are Christians, but they lack church leaders who have proper training to educate their villages. The Kenyan people need to be educated about disease, especially HIV, as Kenya is at huge risks from epidemics. 

The Kenya Community Development project works through churches; training leaders, feeding the hungry, and caring for those with HIV.

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  • Oct.16, 2014


    David with his goats that provide him with a regular income

    ‘My life was empty. Living in this dry place I thought there was no way I could change my situation.’ David Letaraya is 27 years old and serves as an evangelist at Leisamis Church in Marsabit Diocese in Northern Kenya.

    According to the Kenyan National Poverty Plan 1999-2015, Marsabit and Moyale are ranked as the poorest rural districts in Kenya, with 88% of the population living beneath the poverty line, surviving on less than $1 per day. The communities here are mainly nomads, moving from place to place in search of pastures and water for their livestock.

    David continues, 'I had no food and the small stipend from the church was not coming. I used to borrow food from community members and on credit from shop keepers. When the stipend came I would pay the shopkeepers and be left with nothing. I had a frustrated life. Evangelism was very difficult. I had no hope.’

  • Oct.16, 2014

     

    Dear Supporting Churches

    Receive warm Christian love and greetings. We thank God for your continued prayers and financial support which is bringing empowerment and transformation in churches and communities in our region. May God bless you abundantly.

    The main activities of our work in the last three months were:

    • Five training workshops were held for facilitators from Meru, Embu, Kirinyga, Mbeere and Isiolo to equip them to mobilize their churches and communities for holistic development.
    • Four support and mentoring sessions where facilitators practiced their facilitation skills with their trainer and reflected on what they do well and how they can do things better.
    • Five follow-up visits where churches and communities reflected on the progress they have made, the challenges they have faced and then agreed the next steps.
    • Meetings with four dioceses about long-term, sustainable plans to bring transformation across more communities and dioceses through CCMP. The dioceses all have trainers and co-ordinators in place.
  • Jul.3, 2014

    David and Esther collect eggs from their poultry unit

    Esther Karuana Mwangi and her husband David Mwangi Kamenju don’t like to remember how challenging their live used to be. They were poor and struggled to meet their family’s needs.

    They are blessed with two children and have adopted four orphans for their sisters. They own a piece of land where they planted 900 stems of tea which was poorly managed.

    Feeding nine people was a challenge and Esther remembers one time when she had to borrow vegetables from her neighbour who said to her, ‘Did you adopt these children for us to feed them?’

  • Jul.3, 2014

    ADSMKE staff

    Dear Supporting Churches

    We thank God for the churches and communities who are at various stages of the Church and Community Mobilisation Process and for the facilitators who are guiding them on their journey.

    Answers to prayer

    • In our last update we prayed that the 112 facilitators undergoing training will keep the CCMP fire burning in churches and communities, and we thank God that mobilization is going on well. We have been making regular visits to the communities and conducting mentoring sessions with the facilitators.
    • Gichure site have now bought a plot of land for their plans to start processing and marketing other dairy products from their milk to add value to the milk and increase business.
  • Jul.3, 2014


    Veronica and Nicholas 

    Veronica Wanyaga and her husband Nicholas Nyange lived a challenging life in the dry region of Mbeere. 

    Their land was dry and stony and they had no water. They tried farming but made no profit. Nicholas used to leave the family for months at a time to look for work whilst Veronica stayed at home with their eight children. She wasn’t able to provide enough food for them, they couldn’t afford school fees, the family had many debts and they were shunned by the community. Veronica couldn’t join a savings group because she had no income to save. She lacked confidence and felt that people would not want to listen to her.

    A seemingly hopeless situation. But then Veronica began going to the Church and Community Mobilisation Bible studies. 

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