LTRP Note: Since 2011, Lighthouse Trails has partnered with Understand the Times, International (the ministry of Roger Oakland) in UTT’s Bryce Homes for Widows and Children in Kenya. Lighthouse Trails readers have played an integral role in making this missions program an ongoing reality. The following is a report written by the board in Kenya. If you would like to join many other Lighthouse Trails readers in supporting the Bryce Home program in Kenya, please visit the UTT site.
March 2019 Report by the Board in Kenya for the Bryce Homes Program
In March 2019, Bryce Homes Kenya had an opportunity to develop a report card to assess the outcome of the activities done so far:
Number of the Bryce Homes;
As at now, counting eight years down the line, the program sustains 37 Bryce Homes out of which 33 regularly receive support in form of foodstuff every month. The remaining four are now tracing their paths towards self-sustainability following the establishment of Small Business Opportunities under their custody.
Building of Shelters for the
Out of the 37 Bryce Homes, 17 now have good houses to live in. Initially, majority of these homes had temporary shelters mainly made of mud and grass. These posed health risks especially during cold weather. They were not safe either as some would even be penetrated by wild animals. A case was heard when a venomous snake found its way into a house and stayed in the crevices on the wall without trace. Such cases made these dilapidated houses unsafe for human life. Today, courtesy of this Program (Bryce Homes), hundreds of children are now well accommodated and are no longer at risk.
3. Equipping of the Bryce Homes;
Bryce Homes Program did not just build shelters but also equipped them with bedding, wood stoves, and medium sized solar to provide them with light. The light helped their children study while at home while the wood stoves have greatly reduced health risks related to smoke. Click here to continue reading.