By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison in Nairobi, Kenya
The mooing of cows, clucking of chickens and cooing of doves welcome you to this special home, which lies just a few miles from the equator near Nanyuki, Kenya.
As Dominic feeds the cows, his wife, Elizabeth, is busy making sure the chickens have enough to eat.
However, it was not always like this.
Dominic and Elizabeth, who live in a slum area, were struggling to provide for their five children. As a cook, Dominic was hardly earning enough to sustain his family’s needs, and Elizabeth was a housewife.
“We used to live in a one-room house,” Elizabeth said. “Food was hard to come by, not to mention taking our children to school. Life was unbearable; our neighbors were avoiding us because of our many problems. We felt like outcasts.”
In 2002, their life changed when their sons John and Martin were sponsored through the Hope for a Family sponsorship program.
The two boys could now go to school as sponsorship covered their tuition fees and school supplies. The family also got nutritional benefits such as rice from the sponsorship program.
With some burdens lifted off their shoulders, the family decided to save some money and start a poultry business. Their passion for animal husbandry could now be put in practice. Read more