Jua Project holistically ministers to single moms in all of the slums in Kitale. Together, with you, we have seen 2 of our moms come out of the slums to create a new home and one mom is fully sustaining her family from making the beaded bangle cuffs. If you have purchased one of her bangles, she says thank you from the bottom of her heart. Starting next month, she will have saved almost 5,000ksh and will be paying all of her rent and school fees for both of her girls. Six months ago, we found the three of them in Kipsongo slum and they had not eaten in almost three days. Today, they are happy, vibrant and full of joy. Sellina is still working on her business skills and planning for her future. We are so thankful for her life and the blessing she has been to us.
Just this week, we were so thankful to have learned that Jua Project was featured on HopeMob and dozens of you donated your points to ‘boost’ our ministry and 14 of you financially gave towards raising funds for us to have sewing machines AND to give each of our moms with 4 chickens to help them further sustain their families on their own. If you were one of these people, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our moms shouted and clapped for JOY when they received the news this week.
We have grown to a point where we have been able to hire a man, Amos, as our In-Country Director. Amos brings many wonderful gifts and talents to Jua Project and will be able to bring Jua Project to the next level. It is our goal to have Jua run by Kenyans completely. Amos takes us a step closer to that goal. We thank God.
As we have moved forward, we have realized that every mom that is accepted into Jua Project comes in with many needs. Sometimes her children, and herself, are very malnourished. Sometimes, she does not have food. Other times she is in need of a bed and mattress, or even a new home. For whatever reason, Jua Project is officially launching a sponsorship program. For $35 per month, you are able to sponsor a widow/single mom to help her get off to a healthy start as we holistically help her. Cash will never reach her hands, but rather Priscillah will do the shopping for her each week and deliver the groceries, home items, etc directly to her. Priscillah will do weekly home visits to ensure the moms are being educated in how to properly cook meals, bathe her children and treat medical needs. 100% of sponsorship money goes to the family and Jua Project does not take any of this funding for operating costs. This sponsorship program is designed to be a 6 month commitment. The goal of Jua is for moms not to be dependent on assistance. There may be severe circumstances that warrant a longer commitment, but this will be communicated to you if it is needed.
As we have learned more about our moms, we have realized that the children that are in their households may not be, in fact, their own. Some of our moms have taken in orphaned children that the parents abandoned or died and have helped care for so they are not living in the street.
If you would like to be a part of this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be emailed profiles of the children and families available for sponsorship.
Oh, and by the way, have you seen our beads!?!? Our website is almost up and running and soon you will be able to order some for yourself!!