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Kenya orphan earns money for school | Hope In Action :: Kenya

Kenya orphan grows vegetables to help pay for school

Sarah C
Hi-My name is Sarah C. I am 14 and attend secondary school, form one. Life is hard since my father died from an asthmatic attack. My mother earns less than a dollar each day by farming. I am learning about gardening at an orphanage where I planted and harvested pumpkins, tomatoes, cowpeas and watermelons. The garden project was sponsored by Hope In Action. The food I grew helped us have more to eat, and we had a little left to sell. I saved some seeds and will plant a bigger garden soon. I want to sell more vegetables so I can pay my school fees. There is a computer at the orphanage and I hope to hear from you. Maybe we can be friends.

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11 Responses to “Kenya orphan grows vegetables to help pay for school”

  1. maryturner Says:

    Hello Sarah, it was nice to read a little about you. I have 2 daughters, ages 9 & 7 who would like to say hello to you as well. I read your post to them but was not able to comment earlier. We wanted to know what is your favorite subject in school and do you have any brothers or sisters?

  2. sagunga Says:

    Hi Mary Turner,

    Thanks a lot for visiting the blog page. Pass my hearty best regards to your daughters. My favorite subject at school is CRE. I have brothers and a sister. We have problems in our country. I do not have school uniform and this gives me problem with the teachers. Will you pray and support me in my education. i want to become a teacher when i finish school. but my worry is someone to sponsor my education. Looking forward to hear from you. Lots of Love

  3. norma leverenz Says:

    Hi everyone
    I wanted to ask how everyone was doing with the violance going on in your country?

    We here all hope you are all safe and keeping the beleive that it will soon be over.
    How are your crops doing?

    We pray for all of you and wish everything to be well.

  4. maryturner Says:

    We will be praying for you, Sarah. It is wonderful that you want to be a teacher. Love to you as well.

  5. sagunga Says:

    Norma, I am Sorry to be so long in responding. We are very thankful that the violence has stopped. We are located in a rural area away from where much of the violence took place. Some thieves broke into the orphanage office and stole the reserve food supplies and some office equipment, including the cell phone that was used to connect to the internet. At one point, there were warnings that a group was burning buildings in our area and we were very scared. We are not used to violence. It is very peaceful here. Food has been more than double the normal cost so it has been hard here. The weather has been too dry to grow much from the garden. We have new tanks for watering the garden, but there has not been enough rain to fill them yet.

    We were able to grow some of the food needed at the orphanage before the dry period. We are ready to plant more vegetables soon. We hope to grow enough so more of the vegetables and pineapples can be sold. Some of us need school uniforms. So far, the school has not stopped us from coming to school without a uniform. Thank you for writing. Sarah

  6. sagunga Says:

    Hi I am so happy that part of my school fee has been paid. I have hope to getting my dream fulfilled. Thanks very much for considering me for the school fee and I promise hard work in class. Thanks from Sarah Carol

  7. NORMA LEVERENZ Says:

    I AM SORRY TO HERE THAT SOME KIDS ARE UNABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY. I HOPE THAT YOUR VEGETABLES ARE GROWING IN LEAPS AND BOUND AND MORE MONEY CAN BE RAISED FOR THE KIDS TO GET THE SUPPLIES THEY NEED
    I WILL PASS THIS MESSAGE TO MY FRIENDS SO THAT MAYBE THEY CAN HELP.
    JUST REMEMBER TO BELEIVE IN ALL THAT YOU DO AND BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU.

  8. sagunga Says:

    Hello Norma. Thank you so much, I feel very glad hearing and reading a mail from a far country.
    I am Looking forward to hear from you again.
    Sara

  9. Rajeev Says:

    Its nice to see such an inspiration from a Country dying of Crisis. You set an example not just for people in your country, But others too. We live in a state where people don’t really help others unless you help yourself. You have really taken up the first step. Congratulations and May your spirits Soar

  10. sagunga Says:

    Dear Rajeev, Hello. Thanks for dropping me a note. I always appreciate the efforts by orphanage administration, friends and supporters for the generous heart they have to see that we are given food, school uniform, school fee, beddings and many more needs we have. Future job placement and self reliance and dependence are provided here. I like learning how to work so I can get a job. Let us pray that the orphanage administrator gets healed. We don’t eat as well when he is in bed. Sarah

  11. sagunga Says:

    My God! I pray for Gods Blessings upon Mr.Wayne for his love and concern. Thank you I have hope to continue learning in secondary school. Sarah

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