Hello all. I am sending you this report and three photos from Fr Sean about his food distribution programme. I asked if he needed extra funding but you will see he is OK at the moment. Best wishes EugeneGood evening Eugene
Our Safaricom network has been offline for the past 2 days.
The photo is a random example of 50 or so people that I give a weeks supply of food to every Tuesday. I used to let the ‘elders’ choose who gets the food. But that did not work. Now I rule this program by decree. The food situation is extremely grim at the moment. A kilo of maize costs 180 shillings. The 50 people I give preferential treatment to might well not have survived the last year without our help, nor several in their extended family.
The children are not neglected. There are about 100 in school who get breakfast and lunch daily.
A sack of 90 kilo maize today costs 7,000 shillings (approx. £50). Beans I heard last week were 10,000 (approx. £71)
Close to 50% rise in recent weeks.
Of course the photos are ‘shocking’. The situation is shocking. I am ok for the moment for funds. I keep £a week for the ‘rainy day’. Sean.
The project currently supports two Missions run by the Holy Ghost Fathers in East Pokot, a remote and impoverished region of Kenya. The predominant tribe there is the Pokot people, hence the name of the region and our project. The area is subject to frequent droughts and food shortages, at times approaching famine proportions.
You can find out about the Barpello Mission and Rotu Mission on these pages, along with the Camel Project. You can also read the POKOT diary of the development on these areas through the generosity of the Pound a Week Group amongst others.