Urban Farmers – Vegetable Growers Program:
This program operates specifically in crowded urban and suburban areas anywhere.
i. 820 families – about 6,560 ‐ people are now active in the program.
ii. Land area averages about 10x20 feet per family.
About 165 “bags” are also used for growing vegetables.
iii. Vegetables grown are: carrots, cabbages, onions, egg plants, ‘nakati’
(like spinach,) tomatoes and several kinds of fruit and melons.
Before this, most confessed they ate their ‘ugali’ with a bit of salt.
Now they can make a flavoured sauce for the ugali (ugali is a thick paste
made from maize flour).
iv. Families now have vegetables previously unavailable, and in most cases
enough to sell, enabling them to get school supplies etc.
v. The program is so popular that many people want in on it, but for lack of
funds we are unable to keep up to the demand.
vi. The cost of this program is $82,000 for two years.
Bori/Ransak area Community Support
i. Medical/Hospital Support Team now being formed.
ii. This program has four existing Medical ward buildings already
(1) Capital completion of one additional building at a time, with
integration of operations over next two to four years.
( 2) Upgrade as possible to prepare facility to handle activities within the
( 3) Rough estimate $400,000 ( 4 x $100,000 per building).
(1) Equipment inventories are in preparation.
( 2) Needed medical equipment is already available and has been offered from
two medical equipment outlets in Alberta and Ontario.
( 3) Preparation of a full operating budget, along with a full development plan,
is underway at this time and will be available soon.
( 4) Education including equipment sterilization, hygiene, and programs for
pregnant women and newborns etc.
( 5) Costs under review and are yet to be determined.
(1) Three Missionary Registered Nurses, trained in North America, are
interested in working at the hospital.
( 2) A local senior official has two children who are currently medical
doctors and one child near completion of their doctoral training, all
interested in working at the site.
I took Manase”shandandstoppedwalkingbecause I had avery
troubling question to ask him. I said, “Manase, the Bible says, “My
God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by
Christ Jesus.” How do you interpret that scripture in the middle of all
this death, destruction and horror?” His answer was quick and clear:
“It needs no interpretation, it says what it means, and means what is
I was a little stunned. I responded, “But with all this destruction,
death and ruin, how can you say that is so?”