The grandmother of Anthony, in Serere, has been worried about the seeds. The rains already started and she had no seeds or groundnuts to plant. Then Elias came to make the assessment and asking what the needs were. She was so very happy, this secures the family's food! Anthony is in the third year of secondary school (sponored by Amecet, where Anthony has been living for several years).
Sarah and Ivan are, together with two older children, orphans and they are living with their grandmother. On the picture they are sitting in their hut. The grandmother is not so strong and is often sick. Sarah and Ivan are HIV+. We know them via our out-patient programme. This is a very needy family and the seeds and trees will be a big help to them.
Elias went to bring the seeds to Irene and her family in Katakwi. Irene is the right girl from the two on the picture. She is 10 years old. Irene came in 2010 in Amecet, she lived with us for 6 months. When she came she was very weak and sick, she even needed three times bloodtransfusion. Irene's mother passed away and Irene is HIV+, so she was put on the ARV medicines. She is doing well now and goes to school. When the grandmother heard that we were going to bring seeds for her, she directly started to prepare her gardens and she couldn't wait looking at the seeds, if they were the right ones. She was also very happy with the trees and asked many questions how to plant and how far apart from each other etc.
We have been driving many kilometers, to deliver all the seeds and trees to the 50 families. It was hard, because some roads are very muddy, because of the rains. But it is so good to see the reactions and the joy of the families. It is worth while all the effort!!!