When visiting Tharaka we invariably receive gifts made by the mothers of sponsored children. Often these are straw hats or shopping baskets. We are humbled to receive such gifts on behalf of Karibuni and it’s supporters.
The Project Office at Tharaka, constructed entirely with funds raised locally. The land on which it is built was donated by the local Primary school and George, who was sponsored by Karibuni to do a Masonry course at the local Polytechnic, helped with the construction. There are now plans to build a Community Resource Centre. Karibuni is helping to raise funds to pay for it.
When visiting the families of sponsored children we normally follow Kenyan tradition and take a gift, usually a bag of groceries.
This young lady was sponsored by Karibuni at Limuru Academy north of Nairobi. She came from a very challenging home background and the school found out she was at risk. She was fostered by the school head teacher and has just passed her end of Secondary school exams with a B+ which will qualify her for a good degree course. She wants to read Law. She brought us an iced cake to say thank you for the support she had received. She is pictured with her foster mother, Jane.