Hello AllLast Sunday Fr Paul sent me this report and these lovely pictures showing how he used the emergency food funds we sent him. Best wishes from Eugene“Eugene –Today we had a food distribution at Chesanayan Village of Barpello. The lady in blue is Chief Irene whom we consulted and who advised that since most families of Chesanayan are affected by lack of food, they be considered first. They will have a second round coming next Sunday. Thanks for the funds. Eugene I do wish you and all the members of your Group could have seen the happiness of the villagers and hear so many thanks especially those the women expressed. God bless Pound A Week Group”
Could you get a sponsor for her? She is from a very poor family. Her father died 2 years ago. Her mother Chepitapitoon is one of our first Christians. She and Chenangat are loyal mission people. Chepitapitoon is an industrious person. Despite all her difficulties she’s managed to keep a herd of about 10 camels. Camels are much harder work then cattle or goats. But they repay better then any other livestock in this harsh climate. The crops failed 100% this year. They fail 2 out of 3 plantings. Not great economics.
The ‘extras and requirements’ for Form I come to about 40,000 KSH. They are higher in the first year as they include the cost of the uniform and other items which hopefully should last for most of the 4 years at the school. If the sponsor (or another) could give something to help with those items, it would be much appreciated, though I appreciate that would be an added extra. With many thanks to £ a week for years of generous support for the needy. God bless Sean”
“Pokot” is the name we have given to our Parish project for the relief of poverty and disease, coupled with the spreading of Christ’s gospel of love and development to the people in the Third World.
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.