Passing on their Thanks to You

Visiting with YOUR Students is always a highlight of my trips to Kenya…and this year was no different!
Greeting returning students and meeting new ones that you support…learning about their dreams, aspirations and hopes for their future is so exciting!
It humbles me that you sacrifice to give to Olalo of Hope-Kenya to impact and change these young lives….all 34 of them!
Thank You!
The annual parent/student meeting took place while I was there. Almost all our students came with either a guardian or parent to get an update on the program. It is always a great time to review the Accountability Form all students sign and agree to when they apply for scholarship help for school.
It’s important the parents know what is expected of their child so they can encourage them to strive for the very best in their studies and have the financial support needed to continue in school covered.
Many parents took the meeting as an opportunity to stand and give thanks to YOU….for supporting their child’s education, so I pass their thanks on to you.
Giving to Olalo’s education fund allows for kids in Kenya to have an opportunity to attend school beyond the 8th grade. For that we thank you so very much for caring and for impacting the lives of these kids for a better future!
Thank You!
Merry
Olalo of Hope-Kenya

Medical Moments Making a Difference

As I prepare to head back to Kenya in a few days, I want to take this opportunity to THANK every one of you who has given the gift of life and health through your donations to Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s Urgent Medical Care project.

You have allowed Olalo to step in and assist when medical help was needed. You have enabled Olalo to help people of all ages….babies and adults, young and old; people like these…

An 18-month old in the hospital suffering with meningitis; or a new mother suffering with complications from a c-section.

The number of days combined that they spent in the hospital is 12. Twelve days.

The total bill for both…everything included…$229.01.

Doesn’t take a lot to impact so many lives in need of Urgent Medical Care in Kenya.

It would be nice to say at some point the need to cover medical costs will be gone, eliminated, never needed again…but, even here in the U.S. where we have the best medical care, medical events will always occur, interventions will continue to be needed.

Heading back to Kenya soon will bring new needs to light, many coming to ask for help for themselves or loved ones. It is with your continued support we will be able to meet as many needs as possible.

And for that, we Thank You for allowing us offer hope, health and life through your generous support!

Nyasaye Odwedhu!
Merry Broughal
Project Manager

Thanks to You...He's Getting a Chance

Here is what this 15-year-old had to say….

“I had nobody to pay my school fees because my father abandoned our family and my mother had no job. Fortunately, a well-wisher paid my Term 1 fees and took me to school.

Before the end of Term 1 he got in an accident and he passed on. I was stranded but I did not give up to attend school. I went to the Principal and told him the difficulties I experienced as a student after which he decided to pay my Term 2 fees.

During Term 3 I did not have anybody to pay my school fees and this made me to face severe academic challenges because I could not be in school. In December I was very unfortunate to have my mother admitted in hospital since she was sick of a kidney disease. I remained alone from that time she was admitted and even now she has not recovered and is still in the hospital.

I went to the Principal and requested him to allow me to be in school after which he recognized my interest in education and allowed me in. I still have no one to pay my school fees. I feel sorrow in my heart due to my mother’s sickness. I pray to God to have mercy on her and enable her to recover. She is the only parent I have and in her absence I feel lonely.

I would be happy if I find someone to pay my school fees. This will enable me to focus on my academics. I would like to go to school and have a better life in future.”

What more can be said?

A 15-year-old pouring out his heart with hopes and dreams of a better future. This is what your generous donations to Olalo of Hope-Kenya’s education program funds…hope and dreams.

Thank you for partnering with Olalo to move these hopes and dreams into reality!

Merry Broughal
Project Manager